Tag: Book Launch

Book Launch | Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing – Daniel Palmer | NGV

Saturday 18 March, 1.30PM NGV International Melbourne Art Book Fair Discussion Space Part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2017 FREE ENTRY. No booking required. Website. Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing offers a fresh perspective on existing debates in art photography and on the act of photography in general. Offering new arguments about photographic practice and collaboration, Palmer’s work is an invaluable contribution to the history of photography and contemporary art writing. Published by Bloomsbury. SpeakersDaniel Palmer Daniel Palmer is Associate Dean of Graduate Research and Associate Professor in the Art History & Theory Program at MADA (Monash Art, Design & Architecture). His books include The Culture of Photography in Public Space (Intellect 2015), edited with Anne Marsh and Melissa Miles, and Twelve Australian Photo Artists (Piper Press, 2009), co-authored with Blair French. Charles Green Charles Green is Professor of…

Book Launch | University Construction

University Construction was a one-day exhibition by David Homewood and Bronté Lambert. The exhibition was open from 11am to 7pm on 23 June 2015. It was held in a classroom of John Medley Building at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition presented a variety of readymade, found and modified objects—many sourced from the University campus—in geometric configurations on the classroom floor, accompanied by a flyer and information sheet. The publication University Construction is a record of the exhibition. It includes photographs of the exhibition, along with scans of the flyer and information sheet. The publication also includes More Minor Constructions, a series of photographs taken several weeks after the exhibition closed, in the classroom where the exhibition was held. The publication serves a documentary function; it also builds a discursive context around the exhibition. It features texts by David Homewood, Helen…

Book Launch | Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting – Dr Christopher R. Marshall | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Book cover of Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the WorkbenchBy Dr Christopher R. Marshall

Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench | Dr Christopher R. Marshall Date: Thursday 20 Oct 2016, 6.00- 8.00pm Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St, University of Melbourne, Parkville Free but RSVP essential: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2016-10-20/prgm/book-launch-baroque-naples-and-the-industry-of-painting-the-world-in-the-workbench Join Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Australia for the Melbourne launch of Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench by Dr Christopher R. Marshall. In Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting, Marshall presents a new reading of seventeenth-century Italian Baroque art that explores the social, material, and economic history of painting, revealing how artists, agents, and the owners of artworks interacted to form a complex and mutually sustaining art world. Through such topics as artistic rivalry and anti-foreign labour agitation, art dealing and forgery, cultural diplomacy, and the rise of the independently arranged art exhibition,…

Book Launch | Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art | MUMA

Ian McLean's latest book, Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art, Ian McLean Join MUMA for the launch of Ian McLean’s latest book,Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art. As Senior Research Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Wollongong and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, McLean is an internationally recognised scholar. His previous books include Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Art (2014), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art (2011) and White Aborigines: Identity Politics in Australian Art (2009). He will be joined in conversation with Rex Butler, Professor (Art History & Theory), Monash University. Date: Wednesday 24 August 6pm Venue: MADA Faculty Gallery, Ground floor, Building G, Monash University, Caulfield campus Presented by Monash University Museum of Art and Monash Art Design & Architecture

Book Launch | Talking Contemporary Curating | Ian Potter Museum of Art

Friday 29 Jul 2016, 6.00- 8.00pm Terry Smith, Rebecca Coates & Tara McDowell In 2015, Terry Smith launched his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, as part of ICI’s series Perspectives in Curating. To accompany the Melbourne launch of this important publication, Terry Smith will be speaking with Rebecca Coates (curator and writer, Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, UoM, and Director, SAM, Shepparton Art Museum) and Tara McDowell(Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, MADA, Monash University). The conversation will be moderated by Professor Charles Green. Talking Contemporary Curating offers timely reflections by curators, art historians, critics, and artists on emergent debates in curatorial practice around the world. Featuring arts industry professionals and theorists deeply immersed in reflecting upon the demands of their respective practices; the contexts of exhibition making; and the platforms through which art may be made public. The dozen searching…

Book Launch | Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art | RMIT Project Space

Art as Enterprise book cover

Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art  The Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST), RMIT School of Art invites you to the launch of the book Art as Enterprise: Social and Economic Engagement in Contemporary Art, written by Dr. Grace McQuilten in collaboration with Dr. Anthony White.  To be launched by Professor Julian Goddard, Head of the School of Art Date: Thursday, 14 April, 5:30 pm  Venue: RMIT Project Space / Spare Room, Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton Drinks and nibbles provided  To be launched by Professor Julian Goddard, Head of the School of Art  “Art is produced, circulated, consumed and disseminated within an economic system – it depends on money for its creation, for the livelihood of its makers, and for its distribution. In this sense, art can be understood as an enterprising activity. However, profit making is rarely…

Lecture and Discussion | Art in the Time of Colony | Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll in conversation with Brook Andrew

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll in conversation with Brook Andrew In this lecture Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll presents her method of writing the history of Australian art in the time of (post)colony as one of perpetual anachronism. Through a history of anachronic exhibitions of colonial material in Melbourne by contemporary artists the argument traces shifts between alienation in the museum vitrine and irreverent vitrinizations. The evening’s discussion also marks the launch of the book ‘Art in the Time of Colony’ by focusing on how anachronistic artists engage in a process of disalienation. Brook Andrew will moderate a debate about the taboo and critical import of working with Aboriginal archives. Date: Thursday 14 May, 2015, 6.00 – 7.00pm Venue: 
William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Room 107 | Old Arts Building University of Melbourne Admission is free Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll is a British Academy Newton Fellow…

Book Launch | Kate Beynon, An Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Kate Beynon’s new works have been commissioned by Art and Australia for a new publication, An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale (2015). In their vivid retelling of the supernatural narrative of two young spirits, Laura Murray Cree and Kate Beynon engage in the longstanding practice of reinventing ancient Chinese myths for contemporary times. Join us at the Museum as artist Lindy Lee officially launches the book An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, surrounded by Beynon’s vivid and evocative works which bring this story to life. Free with Museum entry. Date: Sunday 19th April 4pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Website: http://www.twma.com.au/events/book-launch/  

New Book and Book Launches | Three Reflections on Contemporary Art History

A new book on contemporary art history will be launched in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the next two weeks. Melbourne: 12th Feb, 6pm, World Food Books, The Nicholas Building Facebook Page Sydney: Minerva, 4/111 Macleay Street, Potts Point, New South Wales Facebook Page Brisbane: Institute of Modern Art, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Facebook Page Three Reflections on Contemporary Art History is the first in a series of publications edited and published by Discipline that will be available in paperback and eBook editions. This publication focuses Discipline’s interest in contemporary art onto the practice of art history itself, including essays by three of the discipline’s leading practitioners: Ian McLean, Amelia Barikin, and Terry Smith. In their essays, McLean, Barikin and Smith reflect on the stakes of a properly contemporary art history: its semantic precursors and philosophical potential, its…

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…

Book Launch | Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984

Monash University Museum of Art and Surpllus are pleased to present Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984. This new publication focuses on Paul Taylor, the Australian editor, writer, curator and impresario. In particular, the book analyses Taylor’s important and influential early years in Melbourne, which included the founding of Art & Text, the curatorship of the exhibitions ‘POPISM’ (National Gallery of Victoria) and ‘Tall Poppies’ (Melbourne University Art Gallery), and the editing and publishing of an anthology of Australian art of the 1970s, Anything Goes: Art in Australia 1970–1980. Date: 3 December 2013 Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art Website: http://monash.edu/muma/events/2013/paul-taylor.html About the Book | Based on the symposium ‘Impresario: Paul Taylor / Art & Text / POPISM‘ convened by Janine Burke and Adrian Martin at Monash University in 2012, this new book has been expanded significantly to include…

Book Launch | Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection

Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd cordially invites you to the launch of Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from teh Kerry Stokes Collection, by Professor Emeritus Margaret Manion and Professor Charles Zika,  University of Melbourne. About the book The Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia.Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or ‘manuscripts’. Each makes a distinct contribution to the history of the book itself. With a generous number of colour illustrations and written by experts in the field, Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600 makes these important historical artefacts available to the public for the very first time. To be launched by The Honourable Dr Barry Jones, AO Date: 6.30pm, Monday 11 November Venue: Readings…

Book Launch | Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton & John Armstrong

Book Launch: Art as Therapy The book Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton & John Armstrong will be launched at the NGV on Wednesday 16th October. About the Book A critique, a call to action and a practical guide, in Art as Therapy renowned philosopher and best-selling author Alain de Botton tackles the too often-ignored question, ‘what is art for?’ Alain de Botton and co-author, art historian John Armstrong, propose a provocative new methodology for engaging with art, one that encourages us to look to art for guidance on living better lives. de Botton and Armstrong argue that we need to approach art armed with the question, ‘how can this cater to my inner needs?’  Putting forward the radical proposition that the true purpose of art is to teach us how to become better lovers, citizens and friends, featuring chapters on…

Book Launch | Thought into Form

Monash Art and Design is launching a new book ‘Thought Into Form’. The book celebrates the rich diversity of practice in the MADA community. The launch at ACCA will include talks on the future of collaborative creative practice from: John Warwicker, Professor of Design at MADA, Editor and Designer of ‘Though into Form’ Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director at ACCA Roger Wood, Wood Marsh Architecture Tara McDowell, Director of Curatorial Practice at MADA Date: 6pm, Tuesday 24th September 2013 Venue: ACCA, 111 Sturt St, Southbank RSVP@harveypublicity.com.au