Tag: Art Curatorship

Conversation | Collecting thoughts: Suhanya Raffel & Gene Sherman in dialogue | University of Melbourne

Suhanya Raffel, Deputy Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales and curator of Go East: The Gene & Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection and Gene Sherman, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation – share ideas on their stimulating and fruitful collaboration in realising an exhibition from the Sherman collection. This conversation will provide a glimpse into the genesis and shaping of the Sherman collection, as well as identifying the curatorial role in framing artworks for national and international audiences. Suhanya Raffel is Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Previously, she was at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, where she held many senior curatorial positions since 1994, including deputy director of curatorial and collection development from 2010 and acting director during 2012. She was instrumental in building its contemporary Asia Pacific collection…

Symposium | Art Curatorship Now and Beyond | University of Melbourne

Art Curatorship Now & Beyond: A symposium celebrating 25 years of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne Thursday 17–Saturday 19 September 2015 This symposium celebrates 25 years since art curatorship was first offered as a degree at The University of Melbourne. As well as recognising this legacy through reflection and debate, the symposium program provides the opportunity to construct a new roadmap for contemporary curating through dynamic interaction and the exploration of new ideas. Engage with professional colleagues from a range of Australia’s leading art museums and visual arts institutions to examine past, present and future directions in art curatorial research, teaching, and the career development of visual arts professionals. The symposium welcomes academic colleagues, professional peers, art curatorship students and graduates of the course, as well as Arts Faculty alumni and members of the wider public. Participants Keynote lectures by: Dr…

Symposium | Kiffy Rubbo and The George Paton Gallery: Curating the 1970s

A dynamic and unique force in Australian art, Kiffy Rubbo was director of the Ewing (later the George Paton) Gallery, at the University of Melbourne Student Union, 1971-1980. For the first time, her major role in Australian visual culture as well as her legacy are explored. Her curatorial strategies and the narratives she proposed about contemporary art are investigated together with the Gallery’s radical agenda. With Meredith Rogers, assistant director (1974-1979), Rubbo devised an innovative and inclusive program presenting a wide range of artforms. Under Rubbo’s leadership, the Gallery became a vital, nationally recognised venue, the first institutionally supported experimental art space. The symposium will begin with a keynote ‘Kiffy Rubbo, Women Curators and Australian Art Galleries’ by Frances Lindsay AM on Friday 29th August. This lecture will consider the achievements of Kiffy Rubbo and her legacy within the context…

MONA and TCotA present Arts Forum | Agnieszka Pindera

MONA and TCotA present Arts Forum | Agnieszka Pindera | Hobart Agnieszka Pindera is a freelance curator based in Warsaw. Agnieszka’s curatorial engagements include the Xawery Dunikowski Sculpture Museum at the Królikarnia Palace in Warsaw (2012), and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Znaki Czasu, Toruń (2008–2011). In 2012 she was co-curator of the artist-in- residence program at IZOLYATSIA Foundation, Donetsk (with Victoria Ivanova). Agnieszka has curated the following exhibition projects: Tag! Base! Hide & Seek (with Joanna van der Zanden), CoCA, Toruń, 2010; BWA, Tarnów, 2011; Berlegustopol (with Michał Woliński), Piktogram, Warsaw, 2011; Sugar in the Air (with Daniel Muzyczuk), The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, 2012 ; Konrad Smoleński – Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More (with Daniel Muzyczuk) the Polish Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2013. Agnieszka is a Fellow of…

Talk and Book Launch | Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified

Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified Terry Smith, Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, University of Pittsburgh with Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director, Curatorial Practice, MADA and Rebecca Coates, Independent curator and lecturer, Art History, University of Melbourne This talk examines the recent phenomenon of restaging historical exhibitions, culminating in the dramatic and polarizing rehang of When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 at Fondazione Prada in Venice this year, undertaken by Germano Celant with Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaas. The topic will be introduced and contextualized by Tara McDowell and concluded by a conversation among Terry Smith, Tara McDowell, and Rebecca Coates. The talk is followed by the Australian launch of Smith’s recent book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, published by Independent Curators International in 2012. The book launch is, in turn, followed by the launch of…

Lecture Series | Palimpsest at La Trobe | Shamin Momin, Jack Becker and Rob Garrett

Arts Mildura, La Trobe University and LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art partner to bring to Melbourne three leading international curators all with a long standing interest and commitment to site-specific contemporary art practice. All three speakers are taking part in Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #9, 4-7 October, a biennial visual arts event that invites artists to engage with the cultural and natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region. Palimpsest is organized by Arts Mildura an independent non-profit organization with full tax deductible gift status. La Trobe University is Arts Mildura’s principle education partner. October 3rd 6.30pm, State Library of Victoria, Seminar Room 1 Shamim Momin | An introduction to L.A.N.D. (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Shamim Momin is the Director of L.A.N.D (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a non-profit public art initiative committed to curating site and situation…

Lecture | MUMA Boiler Room Series: Biljiana Ciric

From a history of exhibitions towards a future of exhibition making Biljana Ciric MUMA Boiler Room Series Convened by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University Shanghai-based independent curator Biljana Ciric presents her research initiative ‘From a history of exhibitions towards a future of exhibition making’ – a series of seminars that revisit the importance of the exhibition as a key factor in relating art to its wider social context. The seminars, taking place in New Zealand, Singapore and China over 2013-2014, focus specifically on the history of exhibitions in China, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Ciric will discuss this line of enquiry in relation to her recent curatorial projects that have aimed to examine how curatorial practice and the field of exhibition history may complement each other, unfolding complex issues of self-reflection, local…

Lecture | If you were to live here… with Hou Hanru

If you were to live here…a conversation with internationally renowned biennial curator Hou Hanru This free event is a prelude to Hou Hanru’s 5th Auckland Triennial as he joins Natalie King for a candid conversation about exhibition modalities that are concerned with locality and place. Hou will provide insights into exhibition modalities that interact with artists, audiences, cities and communities to envisage possible futures. Like a laboratory, Hou is interested in open and evolving exhibition platforms and the social agenda of locality and place Based in Paris and San Francisco, Hou Hanru has curated numerous large-scale exhibitions including Shanghai Biennale (2000); Venice Biennale (French Pavilion, 1999; Chinese Pavilion, 2007); Guangzhou Triennial (2005); Tirana Biennale (2005); Istanbul Biennale (2007); Lyon Biennale (2009). Presented by Utopia@Asialink and proudly supported by Naomi Milgrom AO Date: 15th Apr 2013 6:00pm Venue: Yasuko Miraoka Myer…

Symposium | Impresario: Paul Taylor – Art & Text – POPISM

Impresario: Paul Taylor | Art & Text | POPISM Paul Taylor (1957-1992) was the founding editor and publisher of the internationally renowned art journal Art & Text. He was also an influential critic and curator who had a dynamic impact on the discourse and practice of visual arts. This symposium celebrates and reflects upon his life and achievements. It explores Taylor’s legacy and example by investigating his impact and enduring influence on Australian visual culture through the many aspects of his work: as a publisher, curator and critic, and advocate of post-structuralist theory, and a ground-breaking impresario who forged significant national and international networks of artists, critics, gallerists and curators. Convenor Adrian Martin says that “Paul Taylor revolutionised the way we write, perform, publish and live art criticism in Australia. Fusing the most dynamic, new intellectual ideas with the most stylish forms of subcultural…

Funding | AusArt Fellowship for Fine Arts for Australians to Study in US

AusArt Fellowship for Fine Arts The American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Inc., in conjunction with the American Australian Association, is offering a US$30,000 scholarship for an Australian MA or Graduate student of the Fine Arts or Curatorial Studies wishing to further their studies in the United States. Eligibility Study Level: Research/study must be at the graduate or post graduate level. US Enrolment: Acceptance into a US educational institution for full time study. Citizenship: Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Budget: Budget for the research/study period must be for a maximum of US$30,000. The Fellowships are intended to support part of the costs of 1 year of research/study in the US. For further information visit the website: http://www.americanaustralian.org/education/AusArt/

Lecture | Ute Meta Bauer ‘(pro)Vokations’

Ute Meta Bauer (pro)Vokations Public Lecture presented by Monash University Museum of Art at the State Library of Victoria Discussing strategies of display and provocation in exhibitions by artists – from Dada to Russian Constructivism to the Independent Group – Bauer addresses aspects of exhibition history whereby artistic practice took an active voice in moments of social upheaval and political change. Ute Meta Bauer has been Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program at MIT since 2005. In September 2012 Ute Meta Bauer will assume the position of Dean of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London. For more than two decades, Bauer has worked as a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video, and sound, with a focus on trans-disciplinary formats. She was a Co-Curator of Documenta 11 (2002) on the team of…

Museums Australia Victoria Seminar: Collections, Exhibitions and Art History: which comes first?

Seminar: Collections, Exhibitions and Art History: which comes first? Friday 21st October 2011 Collections and exhibitions have driven and reinforced art historical perspectives, narratives and trajectories. This seminar will focus on the nexus between museum practice and the discipline of art history. Presenters will discuss how they combine research and practice to create a sound cultural experience. Speakers • Max Delany, Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) • Dr Susan Lowish, Lecturer in Australian Art History, The University of Melbourne • Kyla Mcflarlane, Associate Curator, Centre for Contemporary Photography Date: Friday 21st October 2011, 9:30 am- 1:30 pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Ground Floor, Building F, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East VIC 3145 Cost: Gold / Institutional Members $40.00, Silver Members $60.00, Associate / Non Members $80.00, Limited tickets for students $25.00. Bookings: http://www.mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=21&n=10&y=2011#event1075

Lecture: Paul O’Neill ‘The Exhibition-As-Medium, the Exhibition-As-Form’

The Exhibition-As-Medium, the Exhibition-As-Form – Three Principal Categories of Organisation: The Background, the Middle-ground and the Foreground Paul O’Neill Monash University Museum of Art, in conjunction with Iteration Again, is pleased to present a public lecture by UK-based visiting curator, artist and writer Dr. Paul O’Neill. The group exhibition-form has become the primary site for curatorial experimentation and, as such, represents a relatively new discursive space around artistic practice. Paul O’Neill will describe how cumulative and expanding exhibition-forms can constitute an investigation into how the curatorial role is made manifest, through cohesive and co-operative exhibition-making structures applied through close involvement with artists during all stages of the exhibition production. This lecture will look at how a series of exhibitions create spatial relations between different planes of interaction for the viewer, and how three spatial categories of organisation can represent this in…

Funding: Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2012–2014, Frick Collection, New York

Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2012–2014 Frick Collection, New York The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library. The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to…

Funding: Research Associates at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Research Associates at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Two postdocs at University of Western Australia may be of interest to art historians. Research Associate (Historical Curation), ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Shaping the Modern Program • 3 year appointment • Salary: $74,713 p.a. • Plus 17% superannuation • Closing date: Friday 30 September 2011 Full details (pdf) – Research Associate Historical Curation position description The successful candidate will participate on a project under the leadership of Winthrop Professor Susan Broomhall, analysing modern curatorial strategies for interpreting and conveying emotions of the medieval and early modern period, working on Australian, European and post-colonial exhibition spaces. The appointee will bring expertise specifically in medieval or early modern colonial encounters, including relevant languages and will examine how interpretations of medieval and early modern European…