Tag Archive for Art Curatorship

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

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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…

MONA and TCotA present Arts Forum | Agnieszka Pindera

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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),…

Talk and Book Launch | Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified

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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…

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

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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…

Lecture | MUMA Boiler Room Series: Biljiana Ciric

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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…

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

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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,…

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

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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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…

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…

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

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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…

Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank

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Art Forums at the Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank The Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank is holding weekly Art Forums with speakers including artists, writers and curators. See the program of speakers below. All talks are free admission and open to the public. Venue: Art Auditorium, School of Art, Gate 4, Dodds Street, Southbank Further enquiries: 03 9685 9400 or email Scott Miles Free admission and all welcome Website – http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/events/category/Public%20Talks March 31st, 2011 12:30-1:30pm – Alex Baker ‘THINGS THAT I LIKE THAT MAKE ME WHO I AM’ Alex…

Funding: Hilla Rebay International Fellowship in New York, Bilbao and Venice

Hilla Rebay International Fellowship This multi-site ten-month fellowship offers an opportunity for a graduate student (doctoral candidates preferred) to train in the Curatorial Departments at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. The fellow will spend a minimum of three months at each site from September – July. Each fellow receives funding of $30,000 (subject to taxes) from the Hilla Rebay Foundation. MA/MPhil (doctoral candidates preferred) in Art History or related academic fields. Candidates must have fluency in spoken…