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Gertrude Contemporary–Discipline 2015 Lecture #4 | David Raskin – Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Inhuman Photographs

hiroshi sugimoto

In asking why responses to Sugimoto’s photographs turn on a dime from awe to scorn, I suggest that these strange works of art manage to escape human desires. My hope is that by moving the conversation away from entrenched dichotomies such aesthetics or anti-aesthetics and toward an analysis of the nature of objects and feelings, I can suggest the ethical and practical consequences of inhuman art. David Raskin is Mohn Family Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Editor-in-Chief of caa.reviews. He is author of Donald Judd (Yale University Press, 2010), and other scholarly publications, including essays on Noriyuki Haraguchi, Ad Reinhardt, Jo Baer, Olle Baertling, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Carl Andre, and…

Exhibition | New shows at CCP | Kiron Robinson, In debt: saving seeds, Lit from the Top, Sara Oscar and Greg Moncrieff

Image: Steven Rhall
Breadfan 2015
courtesy the artist

Exhibition Dates: 24 April–28 June | Opening: Thursday 23 April 6–8pm CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy Website: http://www.ccp.org.au/ GALLERY ONE | Kiron Robinson We told ourselves we needed separate beds to sleep A flat surface, flattened, flattened again. I don’t believe in photographs. They are anxious. I am anxious. I enjoy making them. Through a process of flattening, via scanning, re-photographing or both, images are made together. New relationships are forced. The surface reflects my anxiousness as the space that is both image and image of image. Kiron Robinson is a Lecturer of Photography in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne. Kiron Robinson is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. GALLERY TWO In debt: saving…

Exhibition | Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum| State Library of Victoria

Yohji Yamamoto womenswear catalogue 1986, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Nick Knight/Trunk Archive

A new exhibition opens next week at the State Library of Victoria. This free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Th exhibition will include a range beautiful books, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography. The exhibition will present over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more. The exhibition will be complemented by a host of free public programming, including exhibition tours, film screenings, creative workshops…

Floor Talk| Kelly Gellatly on Richard Avedon People | Ian Potter Museum of Art

avdeon people ian potter

Join the Potter’s Director Kelly Gellatly for a director’s tour of Richard Avedon People. American photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) produced portrait photographs that defined the twentieth century. The exhibition Richard Avedon People explores Avedon’s work from 1949 to 2002. Avedon is best known for transforming fashion photography from the late 1940s onwards. The full breadth of Avedon’s renowned work is revealed in this exhibition of 80 black and white photographs. The exhibition include instantly recognisable portraits of artists, celebrities, and countercultural leaders as well as many of Avedon’s portraits that capture ordinary New Yorkers and the people of America’s West. Richard Avedon People pays close attention to the dynamic relationship between the photographer and his sitters and focuses on Avedon’s portraits across social strata, particularly his interest in counter-culture. At the…

Exhibition | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier | Centre for Contemporary Photography

Vivian Maier New York City, September 10, 1955, Gelatin silver print, 30.5 x 30.5cm, Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery.

Vivian Maier | Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier Dates: 3rd October—26 October 2014 at CCP Australia, 404 George Street Fitzroy Artists: Cherine Fahd, Vivian Maier, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Debra Phillips, Patrick Pound, Clare Rae, Simone Slee, David Wadelton and Kellie Wells. Curated by Naomi Cass, Louise Neri and Karra Rees. During her lifetime, Vivian Maier (1926—2009) produced more than 100,000 photographic images, which remained largely undiscovered until after her death. CCP celebrates this reluctant artist’s timely relevance, juxtaposing her work with contemporary Australian photography, performance and video. Maier’s prolific body of work recording both herself and the world around her—predominately with a distinctive medium format Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera—is a precursor to our age of compulsive photographic documentation via smart phones…

Floor Talk | Voices of Sue Ford – Ponch Hawkes | NGV Australia

Sue Ford, Annette, 1962; Annette, 1974 (1962-1974); (1974) {printed}  from the Time series (1962-74) gelatin silver photograph 11.1 x 20.1 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board and the KODAK (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund, 1974 PH170.a-b-1974 © Courtesy of the artist

Floor Talk Series: Voices of Sue Ford  Artist or Artworker? How did practitioners see themselves in the 60’s or 70’s Speaker Ponch Hawkes, artist Ponch Hawkes developed her photographic practice in the 1970s, informed by counter-cultural, feminist, documentary and community art contexts. Join her as she discusses artistic life in the 70s and the revolution that redefined artists as workers during this period. Date: Sunday 15th June, 12.30pm Venue: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Level 2, Temporary Exhibitions Free. All Welcome. No bookings required. Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/floor-talk-series-voices-of-sue-ford/date-1443 About the Exhibition Sue Ford was a pioneer of Australian photography, and one of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers. This retrospective exhibition celebrates her artistic…

Symposium | Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Image (detail): Wadachi Tomo-o, Self-portrait with Spectacles, 1923, oil on canvas, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama.

Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art A Symposium in Honour of Professor John Clark Organised by the Power Institute, University of Sydney, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Friday 29 November, 2013 | University of Sydney Saturday 30 November, 2013 | Art Gallery of New South Wales Website: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/about/symposiums.shtml The Power Institute in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is proud to present Tilting the World: Histories of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art. Tilting the World is an ambitious symposium, which will bring to Sydney international experts and emerging scholars to discuss the past, present and future of Asian art. Collectively, this symposium asks: what is at stake in the study of modern and contemporary Asian art…

Seminar Series | How to Feel: The Promise of Emotion

how to feel

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne. Over three sessions this series will consider emotions from a range of disciplines, within the context of the exhibition True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works. The Face (7 August) addresses crying and the expressed face in art and literature. Chair: Penelope Lee, CHE Melbourne Tom Whelan, Australian Catholic University      Stephanie Trigg, CHE, The University of Melbourne Christopher Chapman, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra         Public Space (14 August) presents three diverse approaches to emotion in public space, from the political, to the sacred and the performative. Chair: Kyla McFarlane, Centre for Contemporary Photography Jeff Kahn, Performance Space, Sydney Nikos Papastergiadis, School…

Call for Papers | Contesting Identities: photography, narrative and the self


Contesting Identities: photography, narrative and the self Inaugural Biennial Photographic Symposium, 31st August 2013, Ballarat, Victoria Call for Papers – extended date for submissions Due to continued expressions of interest the deadline for submissions for the inaugural Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium has been extended until 24 June 2013. We are also pleased to announce that our two keynote speakers will be Anne O’Hehir, Assistant Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia, and Jill Orr, renowned international performance artist based in Australia. J.M. Coetzee has said that ‘all autobiography is storytelling, all writing is autobiography’. If we take this maxim to include visual self-representation, what does this say about the relationship between notions of truth and identity in…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

Robert Rooney Children, Hawthorn East 1 1958, courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Image via http://www.ccp.org.au/news.php?id=200

Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks As part of the 
Centre for Contemporary Photography’s new exhibition Robert Rooney: The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 CCP is holding a night of talks. Artist Philip Brophy, writer and curator David Homewood and Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU School of Art, will speak on and around the work of Robert Rooney. Children and adolescents are often seen as ragged kid-flaneurs, re-mapping familiar urban or suburban spaces. Using a diverse range of historical Australian sources, Martin Jolly will explore these secret, under the adult radar, territories and trajectories. Martyn Jolly is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art. He is an artist and writer. His book Faces…

Artist Talk | Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand

Jeff Wall, 'A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai)', 1993  transparency in light box, unique state  229.0 x 377.0 cm  Tate, London  Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund, 1995 (T06951) © Jeff Wall

In Conversation: Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand Join us for this rare opportunity to hear these leading international photographers discuss their forthcoming exhibitions and reflect on their careers as two of the most influential and outstanding contemporary artists. Pay bar open from 6pm. Date: Wednesday 28 November, 6 for 7pm Venue: Great Hall, NGV International (enter via Waterwall) Cost: $10 (note: excludes exhibition entry & exhibition opens 30 Nov). Friends of the Gallery Library free but booking is essential. (Note: Pay bar/drinks open from 6pm) Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm daily. Event code P12162  

Symposium | Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography, Melbourne 29-30 November

J. W. Lindt J.W. Lindt's studio "Ethelred" Hawthorn Melbourne c.1899 Albumen silver photograph

Migration and Exchange: Symposium on early Australian Photography This symposium explores itinerant and sporadic image making in Australia (including those parts of the Pacific that Australia administered and that Australian photographers travelled to) in order to understand the effects of photographic transformation and exchange. It begins with images recruited to lend authority to colonial and indigenous elites and royals, includes the images created in the most intense period of Australia’s settlement – a period which includes the gold rush, the Great Exhibitions and Federation – and ends with the First World War which transformed relationships between foreign colonial powers, engendered a spirit of independence, and saw locals journeying to a European war carrying cameras and bringing back a new set…

Lecture | Isobel Crombie – Shadow Catchers: The history of the photogram

Simone Douglas, 'Surrender (collision) 111, 1998, Type C photograph, 49 x 67cm.

Shadow Catchers – The history of the photogram This lecture explores the intriguing history of photograms and the resurgence of interest in these camera-less images by contemporary photographers. Speaker Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV Cost $18 Adult / $12 NGV Members / $14 Concession / FREE for tertiary students just present student card at entrance to theatre. Date: Friday 14th September, 2pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Level G, NGV International Information & bookings Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P1282 ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on  

Exhibition | Time Machine: Sue Ford

Sue Ford Self-portrait 1961  chromogenic print, printed 2011 26 × 19.9 cm courtesy Sue Ford Archive

Time Machine: Sue Ford August 31 2012 – October 14 2012, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Sue Ford (1943–2009) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Ford studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer accorded a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition describes a period when photography was charged with political and personal meaning. It provides a great opportunity for audiences to reassess the talent of this important photographer, whose work was at once political, beautiful and elegiac. In an era when the photograph has become highly disposable it is important to acknowledge its role as an agent of change and memory. Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition Venue: Bundoora Homestead…