Tag: Conversation

Public Conversation | Making Asian Art Public/s Event at MADA

Public Conversation | Friday 29 June 1–2.30pm, followed by light refreshments How are contemporary Asian artists and curators of Asian art working in new ways to make art matter to, and resonate with, society today? Join us for a public conversation inviting diverse perspectives on art and its public significance in rapidly changing cultural contexts in contemporary Asia. Guest Speakers: Mira Asriningtyas Indonesia Merv Espina Philippines Mark Teh Malaysia Suzann Victor Australia/Singapore Tintin Wulia Indonesia/Australia In conversation with: ​Associate Professor Tara McDowellFounding Director, Curatorial Practice, MADA Frances Barrett Independent Curator and Artist, and MADA Postgraduate Dr Michelle Antoinette ARC DECRA Fellow & Lecturer, Art History & Theory, MADA ​For more information on the Conversation and the speakers, visit the MADA website Lecture Theatre G1.04 Building G, MADA Monash University 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East VIC 3145 Free, all welcome. Please RSVP. Supported by the Australian Research…

Conversation | Judy Watson and Kimberley Moulton in Conversation at Monash University Museum of Art

Judy Watson’s the keepers 2016 is a new video work featured in the current MUMA exhibition Life inside an Image. It includes documentary film footage shot in the Aboriginal Australian archives of the British Museum in London. In this informal discussion with curator Kimberley Moulton, Watson will discuss the keepers, her engagement with Aboriginal artefacts in cultural collections, and share her ideas around institutional responsibility, redress and repatriation. Judy Watson is a Brisbane-based Waanyi artist who was born in Mundubbera, Queensland in 1959.  Renowned for her paintings;on un-stretched canvas, Watson’s work is often concerned with unearthing hidden histories of Indigenous Australian experiences under colonialism. She has exhibited extensively at major institutions across Australia and internationally. Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta-Yorta woman and the Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Melbourne Museum. Kimberley has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and…

Conversation | Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey | NGV Australia

Jan Senbergs with Patrick McCaughey Artist in Conversation One of Australia’s leading artists, Jan Senbergs held his first exhibition in Melbourne in 1960. Acclaimed as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman, Senbergs’s work is characterised by its humanist vision, finely-honed sense of the absurd and the artist’s wide ranging curiosity. Hear from this eminent artist as he reflects on his artistic career with renowned art historian Patrick McCaughey, author of Voyage and Landfall: The Art of Jan Senbergs. The conversation will be followed by a book signing with Jan Senbergs and Patrick McCaughey. Date: Sunday 20 Mar, 2pm Venue: NGV Australia Theatre. Book via the NGV website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/artist-in-conversation-jan-senbergs-with-patrick-mccaughey/

Conversation | Ai Wei Wei and Virginia Trioli at the NGV International

The NGV’s Summer blockbuster Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei will explore the mutual conceptual interests of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. More than 300 works will be presented, including rare and never-seen-before works by Andy Warhol, new commissions by Ai Weiwei, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, music, publishing and social media. One of China’s most provocative artists, Ai has become a cultural figure of note, his work encompassing diverse fields including visual art, architecture, cultural criticism, social media and activism. Ai’s work addresses some of the most critical global issues of the early twenty-first century, including the relationship between tradition and modernity, the role of the individual and the state, questions of human rights, and the value of freedom of expression. Ai Weiwei in Conversation will explore Ai’s artistic and philosophical approaches – from…

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…

MRelay | 12 hours of conversation at the MPavilion for its final weekend

In a sports relay, a team covers a distance in turns—a baton passing from one runner to the next. MRelay is an intellectual team sport bringing together leading thinkers, philosophers, fashionistas, mavericks, activists, provocateurs, architects and doyennesto share insights and ideas throughout a marathon conversation relay on Saturday 31 January 2015 from 11am to 11pm. Speakers from diverse fields will participate in rapid conversations (interviewing a fellow guest for 15 minutes, and then another for 15 minutes) to form a 12-hour chain reaction of ideas, murmurings and proclamations.The conversations will revolve around Pavilions, Intimate Publics, Dreaming and Nocturne. Audiences can attend at any point of MRelay—you can pop in for 30 minutes to see someone in particular or, if you’re game, join the marathon and stay the whole day. It’ll be fast-paced, urgent and exhilarating, and after 118 days and over 200 events, what better way to…

Conversation | MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry in conversation with Edmund Capon | MPavilion

In 1932, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) established the world’s first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. Director Glenn D. Lowry pioneered and presided over the museum’s 2004 renovation, designed by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, and is currently overseeing the ambitious expansion and redevelopment that is set for completion in 2018. Lowry comes to MPavilion to discuss design’s role in the museum, joined in conversation by Edmund Capon, Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation and former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Date: Thursday 30 October at 6pm Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite NGV International) Bookings essential – Book your free spot here.

Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless contemporary artists. His practice has involved leading audiences in naturist gallery tours, anger workshops, and performances that place the artist in embarrassing situations. Here Ringholt will discuss the two major new commissions for his exhibition Kraft – a monumentally scaled and temporally askew clock and Club Purple, a nude daytime disco – in the context of his expansive practice. Date: Wednesday 9 April 2014, 12.30 – 1.30pm Venue: Building G, G1.04, Faculty of Art Design & Architecture Lecture Theatre Free Stuart Ringholt: Kraft | Club Purple As part of Stuart Ringholt: Kraft MUMA presents Club Purple, a nude disco within the museum. The disco is a unique place to experience music, colour and movement without the restrictions of clothing and footwear. Featuring mixed and solo…

Conversation | Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green and Dr Rebecca Coates

In conversation with 2013 Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green & Dr Rebecca Coates Asialink Arts invites you to a conversation between 2013 Istanbul Biennale curator Fulya Erdemci, Dr Charles Green & Dr Rebecca Coates. 2015 has been designated a special year for cultural exchange between Australia and Turkey. Asialink Arts is pleased to invite you to a special event featuring Istanbul/Amsterdam based curator and writer Fulya Erdemci. Having recently curated the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Fulya will be sharing her extensive knowledge of the contemporary art scene and infrastructure of Turkey and beyond. A conversation with Dr Charles Green and Dr Rebecca Coates will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience. Date: 31st Mar 2014 5:30pm Venue: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room. Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
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Tuesday 13th August | Artists in Conversation: Susan Jacobs & Nicholas Mangan @ MUMA

Susan Jacobs and Nicholas Mangan respond to Simon Starling: In Speculum, discussing their own research-based practices with a focus on their shared concerns and engagement with materiality, scientific enquiry, site-specificity, the studio/workshop, research, scale, technology, and sculptural process. Susan Jacobs’s art encompasses drawing, sculpture, video and sitespecific installations. Whatever the media, she has a consistent focus on the properties of materials and spaces, directed by the processes involved in drawing. Jacobs works with a diverse array of materials, referencing the invisible and often indecipherable ‘stuff’ of the world that surrounds us – atomic and sub-atomic particles, metals, physical forces and environments. She is also fascinated by ‘the latent potential of sites’ and the metaphorical possibilities inherent in them. Jacobs’s practice is an extended exercise in problem-solving: using an intuitive sense of logic, she suggests that while matter may be mundane,…

Ranjani Shettar and Alex Baker In Conversation at NGV International

In Conversation: With Ranjani Shettar and Alex Baker Join Alex Baker, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV & Ranjani Shettar, artist for this rare opportunity to hear from Ranjani Shettar how she transforms a wide array of unusual materials into magical forms that suggest natural phenomena. Ranjani Shettar’s exhibition Dewdrops and Sunshine opens at the NGV International on Friday 4th November. Exhibition website http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibitions/ranjani-shettar Date: Fri 4 Nov, 6pm Venue Exhibition space, Ground Level, NGV International Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily – Event Code P11261 Cost $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession & Student (bookings essential, champagne on arrival)

Conversation: The NGV Story

The NGV Story Join us for an ‘in conversation’ between NGV Director Gerard Vaughan and the author of The NGV Story publication, Phip Murray. Learn more about the 150- year history of the NGV as they discuss some of the great stories documented in the publication. The book will be available for sale and there will also be an opportunity for book signing. About the Book Phip Murray, The NGV Story, Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780724103393 (paperback), Published: May 2011, $29.95 paperback (AUD) The NGV Story brings together the great stories and events from the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150‐year history. This unique and entertaining publication celebrates the  significant occasions from the NGV’s past, be they momentous, subversive or amusing. A detailed, chronological narrative charts the life of the NGV from 1861 to 2011, highlighting the people…

Melbourne Conversations: Talk Blak, Talking back: Conversations on Political Blak Art

Media commentary and debate around Indigenous identity and history is a topical subject. Join the conversation around the contribution that politically engaged urban based contemporary Indigenous visual artists have made to issues of identity, culture, racism and history. Date: Thursday 2 June 2011 Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm. Entry from 5.30pm Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne Panellists: Mr Vernon Ah Kee – Visual Artists and member of collective proppaNOW, Queensland. Ms Bindi Cole – Visual Artist, Melbourne. Dr Tony Birch – Writer, Historian and Curator, Melbourne. Moderator: Daniel Browning, Producer/Presenter of Awaye! ABC Radio National. For more information see the Melbourne Conversations website.

Melbourne Conversations: Contemporary Art and the Public Arena: Global Perspectives

As part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s 150 year anniversary celebrations, a distinguished global panel of art professionals will consider the critical importance of creating, collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. This free event is special collaboration between the City of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. Date: Wednesday 25 May 2011 Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Entry from 5.30pm Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne Panellists: Mr Bill Henson – Visual Artist, Melbourne Ms Mami Kataoka – Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan Mr Li Lei, Director – Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Mr Terry Smith –  Andrew W Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, Henry Clay Frick Department of the History and Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, USA Moderator: Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne For further information see the…