Tag: NGV International

Event | Music from the Weimar Republic

Music from the Weimar Republic A musical companion to the exhibition The Made Square: Modernity in German Art 1910–1937  currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria will be held this Sunday at the NGV. It will explore the extraordinary breadth and depth of this last great age of music. Dr Peter Tregear, director of of the Monash Academy of Performing Arts at Monash University, writes that “Political crises.  Economic turmoil.  Moral confusion. Well we might describe our own times in such terms, but this is also how we have typically imagined the Weimar Republic, that period of government in modern Germany that encompassed the end of the First World War to the rise of the Third Reich. This is the world we have come to know from the musical and film Cabaret, but such a representation does not reflect the extraordinary range…

NGV | Contemporary Twilight Series: Contemporary Art and India

Contemporary Twilight Series: Ranjani Shettar Contemporary Art and India Free late night exhibition viewings showcasing our brand new contemporary project space. Drop by after hours to view this amazing exhibition, enjoy a drink and a free floor talk. Enter via north entrance. Floor Talk: In Conversation – Contemporary art and India Nick Hill will lead the discussion by introducing the Australia India Institute. This will be followed by an insightful conversation between Kate Daw, Emily Floyd, Simon Maidment, John Meade and Vikki McInnes, who will reflect on the contemporary art scene in India, following their visit last month to Delhi. Melbourne-based contemporary artists Kate Daw, Emily Floyd and John Meade will present an exhibition of new work at Seven Art, Delhi in December as part of the art festival marking 2012: India-Australia Year of Friendship. Each of the artists have…

NGV | Contemporary Twilight Series – Ranjani Shettar

Contemporary Twilight Series – Ranjani Shettar Free late night exhibition viewing showcasing our brand new contemporary project spaces and a range of talks. Food and beverages available for purchase. Talk – The context and bodily terrain of Ranjani Shettar’s installations Peter Cripps, artist and Senior Lecturer, Sculpture, RMIT Over a forty year period, Peter Cripps’ practice of object based works and sculptural installations have continued to explore the relationships between object and display, context and the evolution of interpretation from one pe­riod to the next.  Cripps has worked in Australian museums, galleries, universities and the related art industry since the 1970s and has taught sculpture in the School of Art at RMIT since 1989. His work is held comprehensively in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australian National Gal­lery, Canberra and most state galleries in Australia, as…

Short Talks Afternoon: Private lives / public spaces – Photography, art and the law

Short Talks Afternoon: Private lives / public spaces – Photography, art and the law The NGV is holding an afternoon of discussion about photography, privacy and the public space in association with the present NGV exhibition Looking at Looking: the Photographic Gaze (exhibition website). The cutting look: Art, photography and public space Dr Melissa Miles, Lecturer, Theory of Art & Design, Monash University Melissa Miles will discuss the affects that increasing restrictions on photography are having on artists and on the types of photographs that they are making. The legal side: The restrictions of photography in public spaces Dr Kate MacNeill, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Arts & Cultural Management, The University of Melbourne Contemporary photography practice lies at the intersection of artistic freedom and the regulation of public and private spaces. In this lecture Dr Kate MacNeill will address the…

Dr Gerard Vaughan – Collecting Correggio

Collecting Correggio Dr Gerard Vaughan Join NGV Director Dr Gerard Vaughan to hear the stories behind the NGV’s recent acquisition, Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist by Correggio. Date: Thursday 8th December, 2011, 6:00pm for a 6.30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt) Cost: $20 NGV Member / $25 Adult (includes glass of sparkling wine on arrival) Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily Event code M1159 Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/ngv-members-collecting-correggio

Dr Petra Kayser ‘Tingel Tangel: A Portrait of Turbulent Times in Germany, 1910 – 37’

Tingel Tangel: A Portrait of Turbulent Times in Germany, 1910 – 37 Dr Petra Kayser, Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV and Coordinating Curator for The Mad Square Modernity in German Art 1910 – 37 Lecture presented by the Friends of the Gallery Library This lecture explores German culture during the period of the ‘Weimar Republic’, which saw an unprecedented number of groundbreaking innovations in modern art. In this age of dramatic social change and modernisation, artists experimented in painting, printmaking, photography, design, architecture, film and theatre, exploring a new kind of realism and inventing new visual languages to communicate their ideas. Date: Sunday, 4 December 2011, 2.15pm for 2.30pm Cost: Friends of the Gallery Library: Free, please give your name and specify that you are a FOTGL at the time of booking. Guest: $25 payment for any attendees that are not FOTGL members. Includes refreshments on conclusion. Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda…

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’ Join Dr Jacqueline Strecker, curator of special exhibitions, Art Gallery of New South Wales the curator of The Mad Square for her introduction to the exhibition as it opens at the NGV. About the Exhibition In an era of chaos came an explosion of creativity – experimental, provocative and utterly compelling. Germany in the early twentieth century was a country in turmoil. After the First World War, the monarchy was abolished and replaced with the Weimar Republic. This was a period of political unrest, but it was also an era of optimism characterised by industrial development, innovation, and unprecedented freedom of expression. In Berlin and cities throughout Germany, avant-garde art movements flourished: Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity. Artists shared interest in radical experimentation extended across all art forms, including painting, photography,…

Book Launch – Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch by Anthony White

Book Launch LUCIO FONTANA: Between Utopia and Kitsch by Anthony White MIT Press The book will be launched by Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator International Art, National Gallery of Victoria Date: 3pm, Wednesday, 30th November, 2011 Venue: Level 1, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd About the book In 1961, a solo exhibition by Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana met with a scathing critical response from New York art critics. Fontana (1899–1968), well known in Europe for his series of slashed monochrome paintings, offered New York ten canvases slashed and punctured, thickly painted in luridly brilliant hues and embellished with chunks of colored glass. One critic described the work as ‘halfway between constructivism and costume jewelry,’ unwittingly putting his finger on the contradiction at the heart of these paintings and much of Fontana’s work: the cut canvases suggest avant-garde iconoclasm, but…

Memorial Tribute to Bernard Smith at the National Gallery of Victoria

Memorial Tribute to Bernard Smith at the National Gallery of Victoria A memorial tribute to eminent art historian and writer Bernard Smith will be held in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria at 10.30am on Monday 28 November 2011. The event will celebrate the life and achievements of this major figure in the Australian art world.  We will acknowledge Bernard’s role as fundamental in Australian art historiography, his contribution to Australian cultural life generally, and his influence on generations of art and cultural historians. To assist with arrangements, could you please notify the NGV at ngv.foundation@ngv.vic.gov.au or phone 03 8620 2415 to allow us to accommodate all those who would like to attend. Date: 10:30am, Monday 28th November, 2011 Venue: Great Hall, NGV International, St Kilda Rd.

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)

Talk: British Watercolours in the National Gallery of Victoria

Short Talks Afternoon: British Watercolours in the National Gallery of Victoria Hear about the NGV’s significant collection of British watercolours and how it was assembled, and the rise of the “exhibition” watercolour in the 19th century that sought to rival oil painting in size, brilliance of colour and effect. Speakers Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV, Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, The University of Melbourne and Caroline Clemente, freelance art historian Date: Sun 6 Nov, 2– 4.30pm Cost: $25 Adult / $20 NGV Member / $22 Concession & Student (includes afternoon tea, bookings essential) Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, St Kilda Rd. Bookings and Information: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily. Event code P11247.

NGV Symposium – ‘Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art’

NGV Symposium – ‘Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art’ A range of speakers will discuss the origins and evolution of the Western Desert Art movement. Speakers include: Fred Myers, Silver Prof & Chair, Department of Anthropology, New York University Dr Philip Batty, Senior Curator, Anthropology (Central Australia), Museum Victoria Dick Kimber, historian & catalogue contributor Prof Paul Carter, Chair in Creative Place Research, Deakin University Paul Sweeney, Manager, Papunya Tula Artists Bobby West Tjupurrula, Papunya Tula artist About the Exhibition Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art features over 200 of the first paintings produced at Papunya in 1971–72 by the founding artists of the Western Desert art movement. The exhibition includes works by artists such as Uta Uta Tjangala, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi and Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. Tjukurrtjanu establishes the connection between these first works on board and their iconographic sources: the ancestral designs that embellish objects, the…

Lecture: ‘François Boucher, history painter’ Mark Ledbury, Power Professor, The University of Sydney NB Date CHANGE

Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture Ursula Hoff Annual Lecture: François Boucher, history painter Mark Ledbury, Power Professor, The University of Sydney For many, in the eighteenth century and after, Francois Boucher came to symbolize a malaise in French painting, an epoch where noble male ideals of history painting were abandoned in favour of the frivolous, the feminine, the decorative. But this is a skewed picture. This lecture seeks to reexamine Boucher’s career as a history painter, by exploring some overlooked or little known works by the painter, including the splendid pair in the NGV and by reconsidering what Boucher and his age understood history painting to be. It will also think about History painting as it was understood by Boucher’s predecessors and contemporaries to challenge some long held notions about what History painting is. Date: Wednesday 9th November 2011, 6:30pm Venue: Clemenger…

Lecture: Gerard Vaughan ‘Sex, Lies and Theft in the Late Eighteenth-Century: the Underbelly of the Taste for the Antique’

Sex, Lies and Theft in the Late Eighteenth-Century: the Underbelly of the Taste for the Antique Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria The possession of antiquities of quality defined the taste of European elites of the late 18th century. As demand far outstripped supply, the search for antiquities often resulted in rampant forgeries, deception and criminal behaviour. Gerard Vaughan will offer a glimpse of the underbelly of neo-classical taste, discussing the antics of these passionate collectors and their dealers, and the strategies they devised to fulfil their desire. Presented by The Friends of the Gallery Library. Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, (enter North entrance, via the Arts Centre forecourt) Cost: Friends of the Gallery Library: Free, please give your name and specify that you…

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV

Behind the Scenes In the Department of Photography at the NGV Join NGV curators for a rare behind the scenes look at some early photographs and an informal conversation in the Department of Photography with Larry J Schaaf, Director of The Correspondence of William Fox Talbot Project and photo historian. Speakers Prof Larry J Schaaf and Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV Date: 2pm, Friday 14 October, 2011 Venue: Meet Information Desk, Ground Level, NGV International Cost $20 Adult / $16 NGV Member / $18 Student (bookings essential, places limited) Program Bookings 03 8662 1555 – Event code P11249