Tag: Photography

Panel Discussion: Photography killed performance art

Panel Discussion at Monash Gallery of Art Photography killed performance art Join us for a panel discussion on the changing relationship between photography and performance art. Our stellar panel includes Professor Anne Marsh, Theory of Art & Design, Monash University, artist Mike Parr and AFTERGLOW curator Stephen Zagala. The panel will respond to the question ‘Does photography kill performance art?’ come and join the discussion! Date: Saturday 26 February, 2.00pm Venue: Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150. Seats limited, booking essential: Telephone +61 3 8544 0500 or mga@monash.vic.gov.au Website – http://www.mga.org.au/event/view/event/109

Panel Discussion: Is Photography Global?

Is Photography Global? Panel Discussion at the Centre for Contemporary Photography Date: 6:15pm – Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 What are the relations involved in the global production of photographs? In what ways are new technologies influencing, shaping or impinging on these relations? Does photography have a specific place in globalisation? Are some kinds of photography more global than others? ‘Is Photography Global?’ aims to begin an international conversation among critics, historians and practitioners of photography on global thinking within the discipline. Paul James (Director of the Globalism Institute, RMIT), Natalie King (curator/writer) and Matthew Sleeth (artist) will discuss issues around the global production, distribution and local reception of photographs. Led by David Bate (University of Westminster, London) and Daniel Palmer (Monash University, Melbourne). Entry by gold coin donation. Seating is limited. No bookings. Centre for Contemporary Photography – 404 George…

Talk – Hidden and in plain view: considering Taryn Simon’s Index

Hidden and in plain view: considering Taryn Simon’s Index Inspired by rumours of WMDs and secret sites in Iraq, American photographer Taryn Simon decided to address secret sites in her own country. For An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar 2006, Simon photographed hidden places and things within US borders. Her subjects range across realms of science, government, medicine, entertainment, nature, security, and religion. As Australians, what do we make of Simon’s America, are we both intrigued and repelled? While this series has been described as the ‘aesthetic antithesis of photojournalism’ Simon draws upon traditions of documentary photography to create this disorienting image of contemporary America. Venue: Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065. Date: Thursday 25th November 6:15pm. Enquiries: T + 61 3 9417 1549 E info@ccp.org.au W www.ccp.org.au From disciplines of law, criminology and…

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…

Centre for Contemporary Photography Free Lectures

Penny Edmonds & Jane Lydon Date: Wednesday 15 September 6.15pm Centre for Contemporary Photography, 404 George Street, Fitzroy, Australia Further information: email: info@ccp.org.au Tel. 61 3 9417 1549 In their papers Penny Edmonds and Jane Lydon will address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and rights through colonial photography and performances. Chaired by Kate Darian-Smith. Penny Edmonds – ‘The Waitangi Treaty Photographic Tableau and the Idea of the ‘Maori Magna Carta” In 1923 a set of photographic tableaux illustrating key historical moments between settlers and Maori peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand was produced. Penny explores this series, in particular Signing the Waitangi Treaty. In this tableau vivant we see how the Treaty was performed as the ‘Maori Magna Carta’, portraying the apparent transference of English liberties and rights to Maori peoples. Dr Penny Edmonds is a historian at The University of Melbourne,…

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: Bill Henson ‘The Light and the Dark and the Shades of Grey’

The Melbourne Art Foundation 2010 Lecture Bill Henson ‘The Light and the Dark and the Shades of Grey’ BMW Edge, Federation Square Monday 2 August, 6.00pm – 7.30pm Update: If you missed the lecture you can download an abridged version of the talk from Radio National’s Artworks website here – http://www.abc.net.au/rn/artworks/stories/2010/2981304.htm Or you can watch it at The Monthly website here – http://www.themonthly.com.au/bill-henson-light-and-dark-and-shades-grey-2659 Presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne Art Foundation and the City of Melbourne’s Melbourne Conversations Program. This lecture is part of the program for the Melbourne Art Fair. We should be wary of governments and interest groups who try to impose restrictions on the free exercise of the artistic imagination. Our zeal to protect innocence should not come at the cost of violating artistic experience. If we believe that art is a high form of…

Architecture and Philosophy: Professor Jane Rendell ‘May Mo(u)rn’

ARCHITECTURE + PHILOSOPHY May Mo(u)rn: A Site-Writing Professor Jane Rendell Time: 6.30pm, Thursday June 10th Venue:  RMIT 8.11.68 (Building 8, 360 Swanston St. Level 11, lecture theatre 68, to the right of the lifts) May Mo(u)rn is a site-writing which takes a collection of abandoned black and white photographs of modernist architectural icons found in a derelict arts and crafts house called ‘May Morn’ as a starting point for a discussion of the modernist project and its socialist ideals. Morn and mourn are homonyms, one suggests a beginning, the other an ending. Morning begins the day, while mourning – in grieving the loss of something or someone – marks an ending. Due to their deteriorating material states, the May Morn house and the paper of the photographs point towards their own disintegration – or endings, yet the buildings contained within…