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Lecture | Marco Polo’s Tomatoes, or on Cross-Cultural Exchange in Early European Art | Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair in Fine Arts

Marco Polo with a caravan. Illustration from the 'Catalan Atlas'. Ar. 1375. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Marco Polo’s Tomatoes, or on Cross-Cultural Exchange in Early European Art A lecture by Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair in Fine Arts In the last decades, the question of cross-cultural contact and exchange has emerged as a major field of research in Art History and the humanities in general. This work is driven by the need to understand the early history of our own global moment, but it is also part of a larger and more ambitious project: the attempt to write a global history of art, one that does not privilege Western production at the expense of other cultures. The importance of the project is clear, but there are many competing, and conflicting, ideas about how such a history should…

Lecture | A World of Things: Exchange and Material Culture in the First Global Age – Giorgio Riello | NGV International

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A World of Things: Exchange and Material Culture in the First Global Age, 1500-1800 | Robert Wilson Annual Lecture 2016 | Professor Giorgio Riello, Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Professor of History at Warwick University We are often told that we live in an age of globalization, one of growing homogenization of consumption, increasing communication and cultural and economic integration. Yet the study of material culture suggests that today’s global connectedness is not new. The early modern period (c. 1500-1800) can be seen as the ‘first global age’ as contact between different parts of the world intensified. Explore the artefacts of the first global age and the role of material culture in creating global connectivity with prize-winning…

Lecture | Judy Watson | Monash Art Design & Architrecture

Image: Judy Watson
From dusk till dawn: five Brisbane shields 2003 (detail)
ink, chinagraph pencil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Photo: Carl Warner

Join us for an Artforum lecture by Judy Watson presented by Art Design & Architecture and introduced by Francis E. Parker. A direct descendant of the Waanyi clan, Judy Watson grew up in Brisbane and attended the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, where she gained a Diploma of Creative Arts in 1979. After moving to Hobart in 1980, she graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1982. In 1990, she travelled to her grandmother’s country in north-west Queensland to learn more about her family’s connections to Riversleigh Station and Lawn Hill Gorge, and her grandmother’s stories. Watson’s matrilineal link to the country of her ancestors has always been central to her printmaking…

Writing and Concepts Lecture 5 | Kelly Fliedner | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Kelly Fliedner Kelly Fliedner has a diverse professional practice as a writer, curator, lecturer, producer and book club master. Her writing is varied, ranging from contemporary and art historical analysis, to a more creative style that lies somewhere between fictocriticism, experimental abstract poetry and traditional script writing. Kelly’s research has focused on publishing, experimental performance, music and interdisciplinary practices of artists, writers and musicians from the late 1970s and 80s, and her projects often incorporate (or riff off) works from these periods alongside contemporary examples. Kelly is currently working on a series of radio plays for the Next Wave Festival; is one of six Australian artists taking part of the Biennale of Sydney’s experimental writing project, The Bureau of Writing;…

Lecture | Cult of Identity: Whistler, Warhol and Weiwei

Gao Yuan, Ai Weiwei 2012, ©Gao Yuan

Whistler, Warhol and Weiwei. Three artists, three centuries of portraiture. From the iconic painting of Whistler’s Mother, to Warhol’s celebrity portraits and Ai Weiwei’s ‘selfies’, these artists highlight our continuing fascination with portraiture. How does portraiture inform our identity? How do we understand the self today? From paintings to Polaroids, in a special address Dr Vivien Gaston will delve into how these three significant artists approach portraiture, and why we are so obsessed with the ‘selfie’. Speaker Dr Vivien Gaston, Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2–3pm, Venue: NGV International, Education Theatre Ticketed event, bookings online: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/cult-of-identity-whistler-warhol-and-weiwei/

Writing and Concepts Lecture 3 | Robert Nelson | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Associate Professor Robert Nelson is Associate Director Student Learning Experience at Monash University. His training was in the history and theory of art and architecture, which he has taught for over 25 years. Making use of philological methods, Robert’s research connects the aesthetic and the moral in art and architecture and education. He has a specially interest in the way language reveals intuitions about space (e.g. ‘The courtyard inside and out: a brief history of an architectural ambiguity’, Enquiry, vol. 11, issue 1, 2014, pp. 8–17), and especially where public awareness of very common circumstances is weak (e.g. ‘The language of the street’, Chora 7, 2016). Robert’s books include Instruments of contentment: furniture and poetic sustainability (Craft Victoria 2014), The…

Lecture | André Lepecki André Lepecki The Future of Disappearance | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture at SLV

Image: André Lepecki © Studium Generale Rietveld Academie

The Future of Disappearance – Reflections on the ephemeral and the precarious at the 20th Biennale of Sydney 2016 Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with Sharing Space and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to present a special lecture by André Lepecki, Associate Professor at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University. Following the lecture Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, MUMA and curator, Sharing Space will convene a Q&A session. Performance theory has conceived disappearance as a movement towards the past. But what if disappearance is the condition for making futures – the necessary act through which the struggles over present conditions of living take place? In this case, the future of disappearance would have to be planned,…

Lecture | Céline Condorelli – The Artist As… | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture at SLV

Image: Céline Condorelli, Average Spatial Compositions 2015. Installation view, Henie Onstadt Museum, Oslo.

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane and Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) are pleased to present a special illustrated lecture by visiting international artist, Céline Condorelli. Condorelli’s work is fundamentally informed by architecture, a discipline in which she holds numerous degrees, including a PhD from Goldsmiths College, London. Her broad practice often merges ideas of exhibition-making, politics, public space, fiction, discussion and installation across a variety of projects. Throughout the artist’s work there is an overarching interest in the nature of ‘support’ or ‘supporting’. Date: Thursday 10 March 2016, 6.00-7.30pm   Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria, Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne…

Lecture | Writing and Concepts Lecture 2 – HANNAH BERTRAM | RMIT Design Hub

The Scheme was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, designed in collaboration between Simon Browne and Agatha Gothe-Snape, 2015 (photo by Simon Browne).

Hannah Bertram completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word. During her ten years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARIs, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most recently her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015…

Lecture | Alpha and Omega, or The Boundary of Our Orient – Alexander Nagel | University of Melbourne

Image: Raphael, School of Athens (detail). Vatican Museum, Vatican City.

In this lecture Professor Nagel will present his recent research on ideas of Asia and America in Renaissance Europe. The decades after 1492 brought Asia closer to Europe than it had ever been. The art, cartography, and literature of the period we call the High Renaissance expanded to imagine a new convergence of worlds where East rejoined West and New neighboured Old. Alexander Nagel is Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York City. His research is focused on early-modern Italy, but he is also engaged with Modernist and contemporary art. His most recent books include Medieval Modern (2012), The Controversy of Renaissance Art (2011), and, with Christopher Wood, Anachronic Renaissance (2010). He is a…

Sydney Art History Lecture and Seminar | Alexander Nagel

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Professor Alexander Nagel from New York University is giving a lecture and a special research workshop in Sydney next week. Lecture | The Renaissance Elsewhere 10 March, 2016, 6-7.30pm Co-presented by the Power Institute and Sydney Ideas Italian art in the period between ca. 1300 and ca. 1500 – what is called the Renaissance – is characterized by its extraordinary openness to the world. The Renaissance represented items and ideas not only in direct proximity to artists of the time, but also distant peoples and places known to artists only through textual accounts, oral reports, drawings, imported objects and other images. Western Christian art was oriented elsewhere due to its unique position at a distinct remove from the origins of…

Lecture | Patricia Simons at the University of Sydney

Image: Tintoretto, Susanna and the Elders. Circa 1555. Vienna, Kunsthistorsiches Museum.

Professor Patricia Simons will also be presenting her lecture on Susannah and the Elders at the University of Sydney. See the information for her Melbourne lecture here. 21 March, 2016, 6-7.30pm Jacopo Tintoretto’s ‘Susanna and the Elders’ is commonly read as a case of male voyeurism, in subject and purpose, or as mere moralizing allegory. This lecture moves away from each reductive extreme by re-examining the story’s history and visual effect. Patricia Simons is Professor of Art History, University of Michigan. Her field of study includes the art of Renaissance Europe (primarily Italy, France and the Netherlands) with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality. This is a free public lecture open to all with online registrations required. Register…

Lecture | The Pleasures of Allegory: Rethinking ‘Susanna and the Elders’ – Patricia Simons | University of Melbourne

Image: Tintoretto, Susanna and the Elders. Circa 1555. Vienna, Kunsthistorsiches Museum.

‘Susanna and the Elders’ is commonly read as a case of male voyeurism, in subject and purpose, or as mere moralizing allegory. This lecture moves away from each reductive extreme by re-examining the story’s history and visual effect. Professor Patricia Simons is Professor of Art History, University of Michigan. Her field of study includes the art of Renaissance Europe (primarily Italy, France and the Netherlands) with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality Date: Wednesday 9th March, 5:30–6:45PM Venue: Theatre 1, Alan Gilbert Building, University of Melbourne Free to attend. Registrations can be made on the university website.  

Artist Talk | Lee Mingwei | NGV International

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Born in Taiwan and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations that explore trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. His open-ended scenarios and one-on-one interactive works invite audiences to play a role and use everyday interactions, like eating, sleeping and walking in powerful ways. In a lunchtime lecture, Lee Mingwei shares insights into his work. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Simon Maidment, Curator, Contemporary Art. Lee Mingwei | Born in Taiwan in 1964 and currently living in Paris, Lee Mingwei creates participatory installations, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness, and one-on-one events, where visitors contemplate these issues with the artist through eating, sleeping, walking and conversation. Lee’s projects are often open-ended scenarios for…

Lecture | Saint Dominic and the Foundation of the Order of Preachers, in Italian Art – Joan Barclay-Lloyd | Newman College

Tomb of St Dominic, Bologna

In the thirteenth century Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Dominic founded two great mendicant orders – the Franciscans and the Dominicans. The imagery of Saint Dominic (c. 1170-1221) is much less well known than that of Saint Francis. This lecture will show some of its important features. Major works discussed will be the early parts of the tomb or Arca of Saint Dominic, by Nicolo Pisano , c. 1264-67, in Bologna; the Portrait of Saint Dominic with Scenes from his Life by Francesco Traini, c. 1342-5, in Pisa; and the frescoes in the ‘Spanish Chapel’ at S. Maria Novella in Florence by Andrea Bonaiuti, c. 1366-68. Dr Joan Barclay Lloyd taught art history from 1980 to 2006 at La…