Call for Papers | Artium Quaestiones, issue: Work of Art as a Thing

Deadline: Nov 5, 2017 Artium Quaestiones, issue 29: Work of Art as a Thing After a long period of fascination with semiotics, textuality, visual culture and – generally – with images, since the late 20th century scholars of art have been more and more often focusing on the materiality of an artwork. They tend to think about it as a physical object or – the distinction is of importance here – a thing. This tendency – conspicuous in many academic disciplines – from archeology to philosophy, museum studies, sociology or anthropology – is variously described as a ‘material turn’, ‘return to things’ or ‘thinking through things’. Its premises are related to a special kind of neo-positivist, empirical and science-based scholarly attitude and an attempt to overcome the humanist, anthropocentric orientation onto the world in favour of objects surrounding or rather…

Fellowship | Research and Archive Fellowships to address the work of Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber Arp.

ARP-Fellowships Application Deadline: November 30, 2017 Hans Arp (1886-1966) and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) are among the most remarkable artists of the twentieth century. They galvanized the movements of Dada and Surrealism, and influenced the development of concrete art and organic abstraction. Since 1977 the Stiftung Arp e.V. has overseen the greater part of both artists’ estates. It holds one of the most comprehensive collections of their work and manages most of their written and photographic archives. The Foundation also has an extensive research library, which holds primary literature and catalogues of the work of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp as well as many publications of their broader artistic and cultural context. In 2018, the Stiftung Arp e.V. is awarding up to four research- and archive-fellowships to both junior scholars as well as to established researchers and curators whose work addresses…

News | Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Announces Finalists for $10k Art Award

DAREBIN ART PRIZE FINALISTS Connie Anthes, Rushdi Anwar, Belle Bassin, Zanny Begg, Jessie Bullivant, Jon Butt, Sheena Colquhoun, Georgina Cue, Jaye Early, Leslie Eastman, Anna Finlayson, Matthew Greaves, Bronwyn Hack, Will Heathcote, PJ Hickman, Timothy Hillier, Kez Hughes, Eliza Hutchison, Linda Judge, Ash Keating, Annika Koops, Claire Lambe, Bridie Lunney, Sam Martin, Hayley Millar-Baker, Adelle Mills, Archie Moore, Kent Morris, Sophie Neate, Joshua Petherick, Steven Rendall, Nicholas Selenitsch, Vivian Cooper Smith, Nicholas Smith, The Ryan Sisters, Ebony Truscott, David Wadelton, Kellie Wells, Deborah White, and Alice Wormald. Public Launch Friday 27 October from 6 – 8 pm From Bundoora Homestead: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is proud to announce the finalists in its $10k acquisitive prize open to visual artists across Australia working in any medium. The Gallery Manager of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes is thrilled with the results…

CFP | Architectural Histories: Digital Architectural History (2018)

Deadline: Oct 1, 2017 For a “Special Collection on Digital Architectural History”, Architectural Histories, the open access journal of the EAHN, in collaboration with the Institute for the History and Theory of architecture at the ETH Zürich (gta), seeks proposals for contributions that set a new benchmark in digital publication in the field of the history of architecture and the built environment. The journal intends to offer a platform for articles that explore what a durable and truly digital architectural history could look like. Such history activates various forms of digital visualization, data collection and management, and digital research tools; it questions how these new means affect and shape the work of the historian; and it examines how this work is made available for assessment, consultation and debate. The aim of the issue is to arrive at accessible, sustainable and…

Boiler Room Lecture: Kitty Scott – Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? | SLV

Boiler Room Lecture: Kitty Scott – Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 6.00–7.30pm Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne FREE. Book here This lecture will be AUSLAN interpreted and is wheelchair accessible. Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in association with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane is pleased to present a special lecture by visiting international curator Kitty Scott, Co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial 2018. The lecture will be convened by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice, Monash University. Kitty Scott will introduce the artistic concept and rationale behind the 10th edition of the Liverpool Biennial. Beautiful world, where are you? (14 July – 28 October 2018) is an exhibition that invites artists and audiences to reflect on…

Performance | Remedy 2017 | VCA

Eminent Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) alumnus and former staff member Jon Campbell has curated two programs of performance by alumna, staff and current students. For over 15 years, Campbell’s Remedy programs encouraged VCA students to explore artistic expression beyond studio practice to include music, spoken word and performance art. Performers: Sean Peoples Mia Schoen red debris (Rachel Button & Skye Baker) PAMELA (Georgina Glanville, Minna Gilligan, Jon Campbell) Ariane Jaccarini & Benjamin Baker Kim Donaldson Naoise Halloran-Mackay Cinnamon Dynamo (Noriko Nakamura) Painting Choir The Band Presents Date: 6-7pm, Thursday 21 Sep, 2017 Venue: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank Registrations here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/remedy-tickets-37442812460

New Book | Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

Scheduled for November publication from Cambridge UP: Paola Bianchi and Karin Wolfe, eds.,  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), 506 pages, ISBN: 978  110714  7706, $135. The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666–1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project, the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests. A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Sabaudian capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted…

Writing & Concepts | Fayen d’Evie presents Tactile Poetics and Embodied Reading

Fayen d’Eviepresents: “Tactile Poetics and Embodied Reading” Sat 23 September 3:00pm at C3 Contemporary Art Space 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Facebook event – website FAYEN D’EVIE is an artist and writer whose practice engages with installation, performance, conversation, publishing and writing. Her work is increasingly interested in shifting the focus of exhibition making from prioritising the sense of sight, to more embodied encounters. Often collaborative, her work operates in the space of shared production and active, participative audience reception. Fayen’s work includes performative scores for tactile encounters with artworks, responsive installations that treat artworks as choreographic objects, and archiving of ephemeral and/or neglected practices. Recent exhibitions include ee//hm, Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, 2016; Beyond Exhausted, Physics Room, Christchurch, 2016; […] {…} […] handovers + translations, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne 2016; Human Commonalities, V.A.C. and the State Museum…

Jobs and Funding | Art History and Curatorship | September 15th 2017

Jobs Australia Exhibitions and Collections Officer (temporary, FT)  Rockhampton Art Gallery – deadline 24th September 2017 Senior Curator, Exhibitions, Australian Centre for the Moving Image – deadline 24th September 2017 Director, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery – deadline 1st October 2017 Head of Exhibition Design, The National Gallery of Australia – deadline 25th September 2017 Cultural Collections Officer (Museums), Tamworth Regional Council – deadline 20th September 2017 Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria – deadline 29th September 2017 International Research Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum – deadline 22nd September 2017 Lecturer (History and Theory), BA (Hons) Photography, Arts University Bournemouth – deadline 25th September 2017 Anniversary Fellowships (2 years) (includes Contextual Learning in Humans and Machines; Digital Society & Culture; Cultural Heritage) University of Stirling – deadline 4th October 2017 Funding Long Term Research Fellowships in Cultural and Intellectual History, University of London…

Arts Space Wodonga | Application Call Out 2017-2018 Exhibition Program

Applications for the 2018-2019 exhibition program are now open. Arts Space Wodonga is a vibrant and accessible regional gallery in the heart of Wodonga’s cultural precinct. Be a part of Arts Space’s exciting and diverse exhibition program of emerging and professional practising contemporary artists, touring exhibitions and projects in conjunction with cultural organisations. To download an application form or find out more information, visit wodonga.vic.gov.au/arts-space, call (02) 6022 9600 or email artsspace@wodonga.vic.gov.au Applications close Friday, October 13, 2017.