Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | 28th October 2016

Jobs Australia Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art – deadline 18th November 2016 Associate Professor, Visual Arts, La Trobe University (Bendigo) – deadline 23rd November 2016 Lecturer (Level B), Visual Arts, La Trobe University (Bendigo) – deadline 18th November 2016\ Lecturer (Level B) Visual Arts, La Trobe University (Mildura) – deadline 18th November 2016 Lecturer in Roman and/or Greek Archaeology / Material Culture, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – deadline 6th November 2016 Temporary Exhibitions Research Officer, Anzac Memorial, Sydney – deadline 6th November 2016 Curator, Urban Art Projects, Brisbane – deadline not specified International Director, Artspace NZ – deadline 25th…

Launch | Art + Australia relaunch by Bill Henson at ACCA

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The new Art + Australia will be launched tomorrow (28th October) by Bill Henson at 5:30pm at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. From the University of Melbourne: Australia’s premier art journal Art + Australia will be launched in a new print format by celebrated Australian artist Bill Henson on 28 October. It will be the first edition under editor-in-chief and Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Professor Su Baker. In an extraordinary gift, Art + Australia was presented to the VCA and the University of Melbourne in December 2015 by its former editor and publisher, Eleonora Triguboff, to…

Lecture | Léuli Eshraghi – Curating Under Pressure in Settler Colonies | Black Dot Gallery

NB Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tina Baum’s lecture, ‘To Tri or Not: The Indigenous presence in “iennials,”’ has been cancelled. Léuli Eshraghi’s lecture, ‘Curating Under Pressure in Settler Colonies,’ will take place at 2:30pm at Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick. Saturday, 29th October 2016, 2:30pmBlak Dot Gallery, Brunswick Free to attend This lecture explores the pressures and tensions for First Nations curators, artists and thinkers when presenting ceremonial-political practices in culturally unsafe, Eurocentric art museums. How do major presenting, learning and teaching programs in settler colonies address civilisational gaps in knowledges and presences of and determined by First Nations? Léuli Eshraghi…

MUMA Boiler Room Lecture | The Artist as Quarry, Tirdad Zolghadr | MPavilion

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MUMA is pleased to host the special lecture, Artist as Quarry, by visiting international curator and writer, Tirdad Zolghadr. Artists are always falling prey to something or other. Censorship, curators, bad lighting, jet lag, bigotry, cultural prejudice, institutions in particular and The Institution At Large. Never are they complicit in any of these things. The goal of this lecture is not to trace examples of when victimization is real or imagined but to map the role and political rationale of self-marginalization within the moral economy of contemporary art. The goal of this exercise, in turn, is to speculate as to…

Five architectural teams shortlisted for SAM redevelopment in Shepparton

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Plans for the redevelopment of the Shepparton Art Museum have reached the next stage with five architectural teams selected to develop concept designs for SAM. The architects are Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd, John Wardle Architects, Kerstin Thompson Architects, Lyons, and MvS Architects. From SAM: The architecture competition for a new SAM attracted 88 applications through Greater Shepparton City Council’s tendering process. The tender was the first stage of a two-stage competition endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects to select an architectural design for the new museum. A seven member jury assessed the applications and shortlisted to five. The…

Symposium | Regions of the Contemporary: Transnational Art Festivals and Exhibitions in 1990s Southeast Asia

Installation at Tha Pae Gate, Chiang Mai as part of the second Week of Cooperative Suffering, Chiang Mai Social Installation, 1997. Artist(s) and title unknown. Courtesy Uthit Atimana and Gridthiya Gaweewong.

A three-day symposium to reflect on critical events for transnational contemporary art across Southeast Asia in the 1990s. Informed by recent archival research undertaken into Chiang Mai Social Installation (CMSI), an artist-initiated festival held in northern Thailand (see Simon Soon’s essay in the upcoming issue of Afterall), we propose three key questions for discussion: How did CMSI, and gatherings like it, inform and displace the more deliberate, institutional pictures of a region propagated elsewhere, for example by large triennials in Brisbane and Fukuoka? If Southeast Asia was still peripheral to the art world’s centres in the 1990s, its artists decisively joined…

Online Resource | MoMA exhibition archive

Installation View of Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh
November 7–December 7, 1929

The Museum of Modern Art has begun making their exhibition history archives available online. The collection – which ranges from 1929 until the present – includes exhibition catalogues, primary documents, installation views, and an index of participating artists. The images are not public domain so you will still need to seek permission to publish them, but the online, searchable archive is still an important resource for researchers. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/arts/design/moma-will-make-thousands-of-exhibition-images-available-online.html?_r=0 You can search online here. From the MoMA website The Museum of Modern Art opened in November 1929 with its first exhibition, Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh. Since that time the Museum has…

Collaboratory | Art, Objects and Emotions | University of Melbourne

mage: Reliquary bust of one of Saint Ursula’s virgins, anonymous, c. 1325 - c. 1349. Copyright Rijksmuseum.

Conveners: Charles Zika and Angela Hesson ‘Art’ wrote Susanne Langer ‘is the objectification of feeling.’  A century earlier, Paul Cezanne had made the more extravagant claim ‘A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.’  Although the impulse to define art in such succinct and finite terms might be deemed an essentially modern one, the wider notion of the inseparability of art and emotion, and the power of art to evoke strong feelings in viewers has a long history. In more recent times scholars have also begun to explore the role of material objects in human…

Talk | Adam Bushby – Creating a collection: portrait painting and the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery

Archibald Colquhoun, Sir Douglas Menzies, 1940

This talk will introduce the portrait paintings of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery at the Victorian Bar.  While this collection of past and present barristers is important to Victorian legal history, it is also a demonstration of movements in Australian art history.  It will be shown how this small but important collection displays interesting examples of the traditional and conservative, as well as the modern and contemporary. Adam Bushby is a lawyer and art history graduate.  He holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce, law and art history from the University of Melbourne, and a master’s degree in art history from the…

Jobs, Funding, Calls for Papers | Art History and Curatorship | October 21 2016

Jobs Australia Senior Curator, La Trobe Arts – deadline 10th November 2016 Senior Exhibitions Manager, Science, Creativity, Education Studio, University of South Australia – deadline 7th November 2016 c3 Contemporary Art Space – Gallery Manager, Abbotsford Convent – deadline 7th November 2016 Exhibitions Officer, Artspace Mackay – deadline 3rd November 2016 International Head Curator Pictorial Collections, The Hocken Collections, University of Otago – deadline 6th November 2016 Art Curator, The Hocken Collections, University of Otago – deadline 6th November 2016 Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in 19th-/Early 20th-Century European Art 2017-2018, University of Virginia, McIntire Department of Art – deadline 20th November 2016 Professor of…