Funding | Francis Haskell Memorial Fund

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Francis Haskell Memorial Fund 2012 Scholarships The Burlington Magazine Foundation Grants of up to £2000 will be awarded from the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund this year to enable scholars to spend time in libraries or archives carrying out advanced research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. Scholars from any country may…

News and Writing about Art and Art History | June 4th

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News and Writing about Art and Art History | June 4th Links compiled by Katrina Grant News Sotheby’s in New York is selling a fragment of a painting suggested to be a lost Guido Reni (Bacchus and Ariadne on the Island of Naxos) that was commissioned by Queen Henrietta Maria but never sent to England because of the civil war and subsequently cut up for being ‘too salacious’. The Tate has received a donation of paintings and sculptures from philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker, it includes works by David Hockney, Jacob Epstein,…

Public Lecture | Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson

2012 Duldig Lecture Modelling liberty – Clay sculptures in the prisons of the French Revolution Sophie Matthieson This lecture is associated with the 2012 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. Sophie Matthiesson, curator and art historian of the French Revolution presents a little-known body of aesthetic artefacts from the French Revolution and examines it, for the first time, in terms of its wider significance. This lecture focuses on a group of highly accomplished clay sculptures modelled by artists imprisoned during the Terror and asks three questions: Who made them? How were…

Public Art Workshop | Go on DO IT: Things to think about in public (art) at ACMI

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Go on DO IT: Things to think about in public (art) Join Jordana Maisie, feature artist for this year’s Light in Winter festival, in a two-day workshop focusing on installation art. Jordana will start the two-day workshop with an artist’s talk on site-specific and public art, followed by a workshop session in the afternoon, where participants will carry out a thorough site analysis of Fed Square as a hypothetical installation site. The second day of the workshop will kick off with a session called ‘Design Charette’. The term ‘charette’ refers…

Call for Papers | Transitory, Transportable and Transformable: Temporary Conditions in Architecture

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Transitory, Transportable and Transformable: Temporary Conditions in Architecture Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London, May 2013 Proposals are invited for papers addressing the theme of TEMPORARY CONDITIONS IN  ARCHITECTURE to be presented at the 2013 Annual Symposium of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, to be held Alan Baxter Associates, 75 Cowcross Street, London  EC1M 6EL, on Saturday 18 May  2013. Architecture is generally regarded as being, for the most part, permanent, static and immutable.  However some significant buildings are intended to be temporary, whereas others are designed…

Job | Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Sydney College of the Arts

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University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Sydney College of the Arts Full-time, 3 year fixed term: $92,604 p.a. – $99,404 p.a. including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super The University of Sydney invites applications for the Sydney College of the Arts Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2012 A new Postdoctoral Fellowship is being offered to attract an outstanding researcher to conduct full- time research at Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney. Applicants must have received their doctorate within the last six years. Aims and Status of…

Exhibition Review | Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s). Reviewed by Victoria Hobday

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Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s) Reviewed by Victoria Hobday Monumenta 2012: Daniel Buren, Excentrique(s). Paris, Grand Palais, 10 May–21 June 2012. Each year an artist of international stature is invited to create a work for the hugely successful Monumenta installation project in the Grand Palais in Paris. The Grand Palais is an enormous space 45 metres high and covering 13,500 square metres. Last year it was the turn of Anish Kapoor, who created Leviathan, an enormous inflated aubergine-coloured curved form that fully occupied the space. Its organic curves, suggesting some…

Research Seminar | Helen McDonald ‘Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini’

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Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini Helen McDonald As part of the La Trobe Art History Seminar Helen McDonald will speak on the topic of her new book - Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved (Sydney: Piper Press) 2012 McDonald questions the idea that Patricia Piccinini’s art is ‘ethical aesthetics’, as one commentator has described it. She explains how allegories of motherhood and the body are central in Piccinini’s art, enabling it to evoke primal human feelings—in all their strangeness—about relating to others in a world of accelerating technological change.…

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 25th 2012

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Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History News Protests and debate in Broome over whether the economic interests of constructing a liquefied natural gas plant outweigh the need to preserve the environment and ancient rock art. While on the other side of Australia academics from Griffith University have called for drastic action to preserve the state’s rock art sites from the threats of vandalism and mining. Advice for practice-based researchers obtaining and managing their funding within universities from RMIT’s ‘Research Whisperer’ blog. Can you help the Los Angeles…

Exhibition Review | Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011. Reviewed by John Weretka

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Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Reviewed by John Weretka Adventure and Art: The Fine Press Book from 1450 to 2011 Curated by Alan Loney. Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne. Closes May 27th, 2012. More exhibition information available on the Baillieu website. So many of us live with so many books so much of the time that it is frequently difficult to take the book seriously as an object. Adventure and Art, curated by fine-press book maker Alan Loney, gathers around 50 examples of the…

Review | Katherine Wentworth Rinne, ‘The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City’. Reviewed by John Weretka

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Katherine Wentworth Rinne, ‘The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City’, 2010 John Weretka Katherine Wentworth Rinne, The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-3000-15530-3) Katherine Wentworth Rinne’s recent book on the fountains of Rome is premised on a simple but, as it turns out, pressing question: how much do we really know about the fountains of Rome? Since her work, the answer must surely now be ‘considerably more’ but, as her…

Symposium | Napoleon: Revolution to Empire

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Napoleon: Revolution to Empire Leading international and local speakers will address key themes of the exhibition, including the surprising connections between France and Australia. Topics addressed will include the history of the Fondation Napoléon (the NGV’s partner and principal lender to this extraordinary exhibition) and its rich collections; Napoleon’s Coronation in 1804 and its music; France’s fascination with Australia in the period 1770–1820; and Napoleon’s 1812 Russian Campaign. Speakers Welcome Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV Victor-André Masséna, Prince d’Essling, Fondation Napoléon Duc de Rivoli, President, Fondation Napoléon Peter Hicks, Chargé…

Job | Lecturer in Art History 1450 to 1800

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Lecturer in Art History 1450 to 1800 Art History and Visual Studies, University of Manchester Closing date : 20/06/2012 Reference : HUM-01188 Salary : £32,801 to £45,486 Employment type : Permanent Applications are invited for a lectureship in Art History in the period 1450 to 1800. A specialism in any area of European art, or in the inter-relationships between European and non-European art, eg. Latin American, Indian, or East Asian art, will be considered. The ability to teach widely about artists and art movements central to the art historical understanding…

Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 18th 2012

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Recent News and Writing about Art and Art History | May 18th 2012 Has the recent cleaning of Titian’s Martyrdom of St Lawrence revealed a self portrait of the artist? Calls for an overhaul of Australia’s major funding body for the arts, with a review saying the Australia Council board needs to be reshaped to reflect the realities of 21st century artists. A fascinating piece in the Getty Museum blog on its earthquake resistant pedestals for sculpture. How much should the Metropolitan Museum of Art say about Gertrude Stein’s past collaboration with…

AAANZ 2012 conference online registration now open

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AAANZ conference ‘Together <> Apart’ online registration now open July 12-14, Sydney The 2012 AANZ conference will be held in the third week of the Biennale of Sydney, Together <> Apart and will address major debates and issues raised by this year’s biennale theme ‘all our relations’. It will focus on how networks of artists, curators, critics, museums, and publics structure art. It will ask: what are the stakes, outcomes, and tensions of collaborations and partnerships between artists and art institutions? This question concerns historians and critics of art of all periods…