Author: Katrina Grant

Funding: ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Centre for History of Emotions

ARC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Centre for History of Emotions The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Faculty of Arts, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies The successful candidate will contribute to a project in the ‘Change’ program of the Centre, under the leadership of Professor Charles Zika, exploring the emotions created in response to sacred space in late medieval and early modern Europe. Particular attention will be paid to the rituals, performances and objects which turned these sites into places of direct collective and personal emotional experience, and also elicited indirect emotion on a local, regional or national level through extended memory. Applicants will require a PhD in medieval or early modern literary or historical studies or in Australian history or literature, with relevant published research, and demonstrated facility with relevant languages. Salary: $69,010 – $74,076 p.a. plus 17% superannuation. Closing date: April 18th, 2011…

Lecture: Conservation Challenges of Contemporary Art – Jane Norman

Melbourne University, Faculty of Arts Public Lecture: Conservation Challenges of Contemporary Art Ms Jane Norman Museums develop standards for protecting works of art under their care and this process, while constantly evolving, is tested most vigorously with the acquisition, installation and collections care of contemporary art. The ephemeral nature of many works, the involvement of living artists, and the questions raised when preserving the integrity of conceptual artwork with replacement components: these are some of the issues facing conservators working to protect and conserve contemporary art. The talk will highlight several examples from American collections where collaboration, compromise and tradition-based conservation training helped find solutions to new challenges in the field of conservation. Biography: Jane Norman is an objects conservator, currently in private practice in Washington, D.C. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts degree in Ethnographic and Archeological Conservation, both from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She worked for many years at the Smithsonian Institution, first in the Anthropology Conservation Laboratory at the National Museum…

NGV Lecture: The history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present

NGV Programs presents: The history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and presentation of modern art, from 1870 to the present Gary Tinterow, Engelhard Chairman, Nineteenth Century, Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Join us for an evening lecture on twentieth century art by the 2011 Australian International Cultural Foundation Visiting Scholar and discover how The Met’s collecting practices aided in the creation of other New York institutions such as MoMA and the Whitney. This lecture is generously supported by the Australian International Cultural Foundation, an affiliate of Art Exhibitions Australia. Date: Thursday 24th March, 6pm. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt), NGV International. Cost: Free. Bookings not essential but seats are limited.

CFP: The Hapsburgs and their Courts in Europe 1400-1700

Call for Papers The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700: Between Cosmopolitism and Regionalism 7–10 December 2011, Vienna, Austria Organized by Austrian Academy of Sciences – Co-organized by Slovak Academy of Sciences A variety of visual and written sources demonstrate that the members of the House of Habsburg devoted special attention to creating a ‘dynastic identity’ (e.g. “Fürstenspiegel”, panegyric and emblematic literature). The aim of this conference is to trace a Habsburg dynastic ‘idiom’ in the sphere of archducal/kingly/imperial representation, particularly at the residence courts, and to consider its supranational features in contrast to regional ones. Court culture in Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest will be examined and compared in detail – with a double focus, looking for interactions both within the Habsburg network spread across Europe and with local traditions. All topics of exchange should be worked out with the help of visual media as…

Call for Participation: CAA conference 2012, Los Angeles

CAA Conference, 2012, Los Angeles Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2012 CAA Annual Conference The 100th Annual Conference in Los Angeles—which concludes CAA’s Centennial year—takes place February 22–25, 2012. Listing more than one hundred sessions, the 2012 Call for Participation will arrive in the mailboxes of all individual and institutional members in March; you can also download a PDF of the twenty-four-page document from the CAA website immediately. The 2012 Call for Participation describes many of next year’s panels and presentations. CAA and session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the eleven Open Forms sessions. The deadline for proposals of papers and presentations for the Los Angeles conference is Monday, May 2, 2011. In…

Talk: Arlo Mountford in Conversation

Arlo Mountford in Conversation at LUMA LUMA Curator Ryan Johnston talks to Arlo Mountford about the elaborate processes via which he makes his digital films, as well as the art historical ideas and pop cultural inspirations behind them. This is a fun way to view the exhibition if you have not already done so, or to revisit the show to broaden your knowledge of the work, while enjoying some light refreshments. Date: Monday 28 March 2011, from 1:15 – 2:15pm. Venue: LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, Ground floor, Glenn College, Bundoora Campus (nearest car parking in Carpark 6 or 7). This is a FREE event For more information contact: Anita La Pietra Public Programs and Education Officer LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art T +61 3 9479 2111 E A.LaPietra@latrobe.edu.au www.latrobe.edu.au/luma

Lecture – Paul Jett ‘Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver’

Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver Paul Jett, Head, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Scientific analysis combined with archaeological discoveries in China have greatly expanded the body of knowledge about gold and silver in early China.  This presentation will discuss three particular studies of gold and silver artifacts from China, focusing on silver from the Tang and Liao dynasties (7th to 12th centuries AD), and gold dating to the 5th to 3rd centuries BC. Biography – As the Head of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Freer Gallery/ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Paul Jett is an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in the field of conservation of Asian sculpture and metal artifacts. He has built important collaborations with Asia Institutes, has published regularly with a focus on technical studies of metalwork and sculpture and organized the biennial Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art since 2001. Paul Jett is…

Review – Pioneering Painters – Glasgow Boys: 1880-1900

Review by Kim Clayton-Greene of Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys 1880– 1900 Pioneering Painters – The Glasgow Boys: 1880-1900 Royal Academy, London 30 October 2010—23 January 2011 Reviewed by Kim Clayton-Greene Presenting a relatively modest selection of works, the exhibition Pioneering Painters: The Glasgow Boys: 1880-1900, which recently closed at the Royal Academy, London (the version reviewed here), after an earlier run in Glasgow, still provided much to delight.  The works were rich and varied, at times pale and restrained and then bold and vibrant.  The exhibition, the first showing of the works of the Glasgow Boys in 40 years, showcases the works of the movement’s protagonists: Sir James Guthrie, Sir John Lavery, Arthur Melville, Edward Arthur Walton, George Henry and Edward Atkinson Hornel, and some others. The Glasgow Boys were a loose grouping of about 23 artists who worked,…

Lecture: Angus Trumble ‘Benjamin West and ‘The Venetian Secret’: Art and fraud in late Eighteenth-century London’

Benjamin West and ‘The Venetian Secret’: Art and fraud in late Eighteenth-century London Angus Trumble, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art In this lecture, Angus Trumble will discuss the late eighteenth-century hoax that fooled several prominent British artists and sheds light on a number of intriguing technical and historical issues. In 1796 Benjamin West, the American-born President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, fell victim to a remarkable fraud. A shadowy figure, Thomas Provis, and his artist daughter, Ann Jemima Provis, persuaded West that they possessed a copy of an old manuscript purporting to contain descriptions of materials and techniques used by the Venetian painters of the High Renaissance, including Titian, to achieve the famously luminous effects of colour that had long been thought lost, forgotten, or shrouded in secrecy. West experimented with these materials and…

Lecture: Susan Scollay ‘Gardens of Love: Persian Poetry and its Admirers’

Susan Scollay – Guest co-curator, Love and Devotion: from Persia and Beyond, March – June, 2010 ‘Gardens of Love: Persian Poetry and its Admirers’ Transcending place and time, classic love stories found in Persian poetry have been reflected in western culture, with parallels in the works of Chaucer and Shakespeare and in the lyrics of rock stars today. In March–June 2012, the State Library will present a major exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond, featuring rare books and manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. Enjoy a preview of the exhibition as co-curator Susan Scollay, an art historian specialising in Islamic culture, reveals the beauty of Persian poetry and its vibrant tales of human and divine love. Date: Wednesday 6 April, 2011, 6pm. Venue: Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library of Victoria. Attendance is free. All Welcome.…

Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference 2012

Call for Papers Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference Detroit, 2012 Members and friends of the Society of Architectural Historians are invited to submit abstracts by 1 June 2011, for the thematic sessions listed below. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted online. Only one abstract per author or co-author may be submitted. Please do not send your abstract to the session chair’s email address as this may delay the review of your abstract or possibly void your submission. Abstracts should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature. Papers cannot have been previously published, nor presented in public except to a small, local audience. All abstracts will be held in confidence during the review and…

Angus Trumble – The Finger

Angus Trumble The Finger Angus Trumble, Senior Curator of Paintings for the Yale Centre for British Art, provides some pointers on the finger, in a collision between art and science, history and pop culture. From Guernica to the Sistine Chapel, Trumble offers a witty and perverse look at matters digital. – In conversation with David Hansen. Angus Trumble is the author of The Finger: A Handbook and Brief History of the Smile Date: Monday 7 March 6.15pm-7.15pm Venue: The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne This is a free event, bookings recommended. Bookings at www.wheelercentre.com

Lecture by Victor Burgin ‘Face a Histoire’ (CCP, Melbourne)

FACE À L’HISTOIRE A Lecture by Victor Burgin Venue: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy (404 George St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065, Australia) Tel. + 61 3 9417 1549 E info@ccp.org.au W www.ccp.org.au Date: Wednesday 16th March, 2011, 6:16pm No bookings. Seats strictly limited. Gold coin donations gratefully accepted. Centre for Contemporary Photography, in association with the ARC-funded research project Genealogies of Digital Light, is pleased to announce a lecture by Victor Burgin. In October 2008 I was invited to join a group of artists and academics in Cyprus to inaugurate the ‘Famagusta Project’. In August 1974 the Varosha suburb of Famagusta was encircled and cordoned off by the then invading Turkish army. The former beach resort, now in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus, has remained an unoccupied exclusion zone ever since. The organisers of the ‘Famagusta Project’ defined their aim as…

Photography and Place Symposium at AGNSW (Sydney)

Photography & place symposium Subject and object in 21st century photography What do subject and object mean (or what can they mean) in photography in the 21st century? Photography is a constantly mutating medium, reacting to (and sometime precipitating) changes in art, society, politics and technology. In the 21st century, photographic practice has come into increasingly close contact with other art forms and, through the virtual environment, an increasingly diverse audience. However, few new theoretical frameworks for considering contemporary photography have arisen to push photographic theory beyond the seminal work of writers such as Barthes, Benjamin, Sontag and Krauss. This symposium, the first of a new annual series of symposia dedicated to photography, explores new ways of thinking about the medium in the 21st century. Have new frameworks for considering contemporary photography arisen? If so, what are they? The exhibition Photography…

Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing

Lectures Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing Deanna Petherbridge is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her recent book The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is about the direct experience of artists, the historical role of drawing and its relationship to the sciences. From the publisher’s website: This important and original book affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the fifteenth century to the present through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it relates to other forms of visual production and theories of art, and what artists themselves have written about it. The author herself is a practicing artist, and through scrutinizing a wide range of drawings in various media, she confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in…