Tag: Contemporary Art

Exhibition – Arlo Mountford ‘The Vanishing Point of History’ (LUMA)

Arlo Mountford: The Vanishing Point of History Arlo Mountford’s practice consists primarily of elaborate, flash-based digital films presented within interactive installations. This exhibition surveys a series of darkly humorous works in which iconic artists, events and works from the history of art are remixed and reanimated in his characteristically hi-tech, low-fi aesthetic. Exhibition Dates: 21 February – 21 April Opening: Wednesday, 2nd March, 6-8pm LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art http://www.latrobe.edu.au/luma

News: emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) issue 5 is now available

emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) issue 5 is now available The editors are pleased to present the 2010 issue of emaj. This is the fifth issue of the journal, which was founded in 2005 as a research platform for postgraduate art historians. Over the past five years the journal has broadened its focus and publishes the work of  emerging scholars and established scholars. The table of contents for the latest issue can be found below – follow the link for full abstracts and articles. emaj is an open source journal and all articles are freely available to be downloaded without a subscription. http://www.melbourneartjournal.unimelb.edu.au/E-MAJ/currentissue.htm emaj is published annually in association with the University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communication. A call for papers for the 2011 issue will be available soon – see the website for further information. French, Floral and Female:…

CFP: Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’

Call for Papers Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’ 3-4 June, 2011 Deadline: 1st of March, 2011 The seminar: The purpose of the seminar is to offer European students and young researchers the opportunity to share their research work with a group of young scholars of different provenance and to verify work methods, with the supervision of an international team of professors and professionals in the field of contemporary art. Trieste Contemporanea plans to create a collaborative space for research, parallel to the academic one, in which the transmission of knowledge among students and professors is organized according to the requests of the student. In this way, the student will have the opportunity to develop and correct his own work in the making. The seminar is an integral part of the CEI Venice Form for Contemporary Art…

Review: Takashi Murakami – The Fun King meets the Sun King

Takashi Murakami – The Fun King meets the Sun King Chateau de Versailles September 14 – December 12 2010 Reviewed byVictoria Hobday. Following the autumn throngs through the royal apartments at the Palace of Versailles one is struck by the diversity of nationalities, the amount of photographic equipment and the irritating background drone of audio-guides tuned to a multitude of languages with the volume cranked up. The self consciously regal decoration of the rooms still impresses with their grand scale and wonderful ceiling paintings, the parquetry in its distinctive squared pattern polished by the tread of a steady army of nike running shoes. In September 2008 Jean-Jacques Aillagon, the director of the Palace of Versailles, organised the first contemporary exhibition within the royal apartments of works by the American artist Jeff Koons [Slide show figure 1] The works created just…

Lecture: Jon Cattapan ‘Night Visions’

Holmesglen TAFE Art Talks Free Public Lecture Night Visions Jon Cattapan Jon Cattapan is one of Australia’s foremost artists. He is well known for his rich, luminous cityscapes that explore the interrelationship and intersection of human activity and the increasingly pervasive networks of digital exchange. In  2008, the  artist was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to complete a body of work based on his experiences as a guest of the Australian peace keeping forces in Timor Leste. Cattapan will be speaking about his most recent exhibition – inspired significantly by his time with the forces – and his life as a practising artist. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Date: 6.30pm, Thursday 28 October 2010 Venue: Latitude Theatre, Hemisphere Conference Centre and Hotel, Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin 3189 – Melway Ref: 77 G5 Bookings are essential T:…

Lecture: Doug Hall ‘Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now’

Doug Hall Contemporary Asian Art and Australia: 25 years to now Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art has exploded over the past 25 years. Queensland Art Gallery’s Asia Pacific Triennal has been fundamental to this engagement and positioned Australia as a leading exhibiting platform for cutting edge contemporary Asian art.  Doug Hall will discuss Australia’s engagement with contemporary Asian art and the road taken to get to where we are now. Doug Hall is Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, 2011; he was director of the Queensland Art Gallery (1987-2007) and was the initiator of the Asia Pacific Triennials which began in 1993; he conceived the idea and oversaw the development and opening of the Gallery of Modern Art; he now lives in Melbourne. Date: Wednesday 17 November, 6pm Venue: MiFA, Level 1, 278 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000. Free but…

Photography Symposium: Stormy Weather – NGV

NGV Public Programs presents Photography Symposium: Stormy Weather Sat 25 Sep, 10am-1.30pm The NGV is holding a a stimulating and informative symposium to mark the opening of the new photography exhibition Stormy Weather. Several of the artists included in the exhibition will present talks in which they discuss their working methods and how the Australian environment has influenced  their practice. Introduction: Dr Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Speakers: Anne Ferran, Jill Orr, Harry Nankin, Sir Hayes, exhibiting artists Cost: $42 Adult/ $40 NGV Member / $39 Concession and Students (Includes morning tea. Bookings essential Venue: Theatre, NGV Australia (Federation Square) For Bookings phone 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily (Event Code P10113). Exhibition Description – Open 24 September to 20 March 2011. Stormy Weather: Contemporary Landscape Photography Stormy Weather charts some contemporary approaches to the landscape through the work of eleven…

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Modern or Contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship The Courtauld Institute of Art Andrew W Mellon Foundation/Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship (Mellon MA) 1 September 2011 to 31 August 201, £25,013 per annum Closing date: 7 October 2010 ( Final selection of the Fellow will be made in early December 2010). The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is offering a fellowship to an early career researcher in the field of Modern or Contemporary art. This fellowship will give the Fellow the opportunity to pursue a research project while gaining teaching experience in a research environment and working in close collaboration with senior scholars to deliver interdisciplinary M.A. courses. In addition to undertaking research, the Fellow is expected to teach one B.A. course and to act as an affiliate to the Research Forum/Mellon Foundation M.A. course being offered…

Victus Hobday – Magician of the Palimpsest: William Kentridge

‘Magician of the Palimpsest – William Kentridge’ Cinq Thémes Paris, Jeu de Paume 29.06.10 – 5.09.10 NB:  This exhibition ‘William Kentridge: Five Themes’ is currently on in Melbourne at ACMI, Federation Square until May 27th 2012 – see here for details of the Melbourne Show. The Jeu de Paume is a public gallery situated overlooking the Place de Concorde in a corner of the Tuilleries Garden. From the outside it appears to be a large classical mausoleum for retired double-decker buses or perhaps a large garden pavilion of the nineteenth century that would feature fusty old examples of gilt-framed dark offerings. It is deceptive. Once the home to the Impressionist works that are now housed in the Musee D’Orsay the Jeu de Paume was renovated in the early 1990’s with the new purpose of featuring individual artists and particularly retrospectives.…

Exhibition – The Cipher’s Interval (La Trobe University Museum of Art)

The Cipher’s Interval Lyn Plummer’s installations engage sound and digital imagery and wall and floor forms in a wide range of materials. She investigates the diverse ways that significant meanings can be attached to space, forms, marks, images, sounds and silences, and how connotations of these symbols shift with each exhibition space, the variations of the elements and of the nature of the intervals between them. Lyn Plummer 8 September – 31 October LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/luma/ To be opened by Dr Dan Wollmering, Senior Lecturer Department of Fine Arts, faculty of Art and Design, Monash University. Date: Tuesday 14th September 6-8pm (RSVP Friday 10th September). Public Programs Lyn Plummer in Conversation Date: Friday 24 September, 11am-12pm Venue: La Trobe University Museum of Art LUMA director Vincent Alessi talks to Lyn Plummer abot the…

Artists’ Talks – Basil Sellers Art Prize

Artists’ Talks – Basil Sellers Art Prize 2010 Take part in a conversation between The Ian Potter Museum of Art Curator Bala Starr and finalists of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2010. Finalists Glenn Morgan & David Ray respond to their works and their experience of the prize. Gain personal insights into the artists’ thought processes and what inspires them. Free Admission. Time: Saturday 11 September, 2.00pm Glenn Morgan is known for his witty dioramas of concerts and sporting events. Works on display include a bus full of Geelong Cats premiership players, the euphoric scene at Sydney Swans 2005 premiership game and Steve Waugh’s final test cricket match in 2004. Morgan’s work celebrates the spirit and energy of Australian sport. David Ray is a ceramicist whose hand-crafted vessels incorporate an abundance of colours, textures and decals. Ray has created trophies…

Event – Harrell Fletcher ‘The sound we make together (Melbourne)’

This September, the National Gallery of Victoria will be presenting the latest project of US based contemporary artist Harrell Fletcher, The sound we make together (Melbourne). Harrell Fletcher is best known through his work with people outside the art world, where he has created art through collaboration and participation. Harrell Fletcher’s first Australian project will be a collaboration with seven Melbourne based community groups including Arts Project Australia, CERES, Crooked Rib Art, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Grainger Museum, Hell Gallery, RISE, and two individuals, Herb Patten and Jeff Sparrow. The participants will each reveal an aspect of contemporary and historical Melbourne, whether it is immigration, art and community, identity, urban agriculture and sustainability, urban history and politics, and even music. In addition to reflecting Melbourne’s past and present through an assortment of organisations and individuals, the project is ultimately situated…

NGV Lecture Isobel Crombie ‘The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography’

Dr Isobel Crombie Senior Curator, Photography, NGV The World Turns: Contemporary Asian Photography Thursday 19 August, 2010, 6pm for 6.30pm Presented by The Friends of the Gallery Library, National Gallery of Victoria. Mapping is an essential part of life. We create maps to help locate us geographically but we also construct them to orient us politically and even artistically. The art world has a map which, until recently, was dominated by New York, London and Paris. In recent years, however, this map has started to change: and it is clear that the art world is no longer centralised in the way that it once was. The advent of biennales in Istanbul, Shanghai, Fukuoka and Delhi are evidence that the art world is turning and the spotlight is moving to the Asia Pacific. In this lecture, I will be looking at…

Lecture – Robert Storr: A Tour of Babel Exhibitions and Fairs in a Shape-Shifting Art World

Robert Storr Dean, Yale School of Art A Tour of Babel Exhibitions and Fairs in a Shape-Shifting Art World Presented by the Monash Museum of Art and the Melbourne Art Foundation. This lecture is part of the program for the Melbourne Art Fair. Where once there were only two biennials – Venice and Sao Paulo – there are now well over one hundred. Where once there were only a handful of art fairs, now there are dozens. And where once there were international styles, now there are global markets. Can sense be made of art and can ideas really be exchanged amidst this proliferation or have we entered into a period when scanning has replaced seeing, keeping track has replaced paying attention, and information has replaced meaning? – Robert Storr, 2010 Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale School of…

Free Public Lecture: Lorraine Connelly-Northey

Lorraine Connelly-Northey Free Public Lecture at Holmesglen Thursday 5th August, 2010 For all enquiries and bookings (essential) please call Holmesglen: 03 9209  5605 Lorraine Connelly-Northey reinterprets traditional Aboriginal implements and clothing using found materials included discarded fencing wire, rusted tin and weathered iron. The artist’s practice is ecologically sound and references the traditional grass and sedge weaving techniques indigenous to the women of the Mallee and the Riverina. Lorraine will be speaking at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus. Refreshments will follow the lecture. Flier as pdf Lorraine Connelly-Northey Lecture pdf Venue: C1.2.02, Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, 488 Batesford Road, Chadstone 3148, Melway ref: 69 E1. Time: 6pm, Tursday 5th August, 2010.