Tag: Sculpture

Reminder | Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments

Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments Places still available in this workshop Presented by the AICCM Objects Special Interest Group with the generous support of the Gordon Darling Foundation Melbourne, 8-9 November 2012 The objective of the workshop is to learn preservation strategies for outdoor sculpture and monuments. Participation is open to individuals responsible for the care of outdoor sculpture and monuments. The workshop is designed primarily for collections managers, public art administrators, and individuals responsible for commissioning, maintaining and administering public art collections. Artists, fabricators, conservators and other individuals who work with public sculpture and monuments are also welcome to attend on a space available basis. This two-day workshop presents the broader preservation issues of commissioning new works of art, monitoring conditions, developing a maintenance program, health and safety, and contracting for conservation services. A walking tour of local outdoor…

Short Course | Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments

Preserving Outdoor Sculpture and Monuments Presented by the AICCM Objects Special Interest Group with the generous support of the Gordon Darling Foundation Melbourne, 8-9 November 2012 The objective of the workshop is to learn preservation strategies for outdoor sculpture and monuments. Participation is open to individuals responsible for the care of outdoor sculpture and monuments. The workshop is designed primarily for collections managers, public art administrators, and individuals responsible for commissioning, maintaining and administering public art collections. Artists, fabricators, conservators and other individuals who work with public sculpture and monuments are also welcome to attend on a space available basis. This two-day workshop presents the broader preservation issues of commissioning new works of art, monitoring conditions, developing a maintenance program, health and safety, and contracting for conservation services. A walking tour of local outdoor sculptures will facilitate focused and informal…

Review | Franco Mormando, ‘Bernini: His Life and His Rome’. Reviewed by John Weretka

Franco Mormando, Bernini: His Life and His Rome, 2011 John Weretka Franco Mormando, Bernini: His Life and His Rome, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2011 (ISBN-13 978-0-226-53852-2). Surprising as it may be, in a world awash with biographies of his somewhat older contemporary, Caravaggio, Bernini has all too frequently been overlooked in the traditional life-and-works genre. After filling the better part of half a century with a torrent of works in almost all media and for almost all occasions, the employee of a succession of popes and a leading figure in shaping the look of Rome during its seventeenth-century Golden Age, Bernini passed into eternity almost unnoticed: as Franco Mormando notes, we know reasonably little about the artist’s death and funeral exequies from contemporary notices, all the more surprising given the sumptuousness of the similar events to which he contributed during his own life.…

Lecture and Panel Discussion | Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

  Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City John Vella, Tasmanian School of Art What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John Vella’s public lecture will examine the matrix of Public Art in the contemporary city, with a focus on spatial practice. Drawing upon recent shifts in conceptions of ‘place-making’ that attempt to take greater account of socio-cultural dynamics, can spatial practice be imagined more broadly – as a platform and medium for dialogue in the city? For articulating ‘the right to the city’? For reconnecting people to place via Public Art ‘place-making’ as a relational activity? For imagining futures and producing public space, whether utopian or pragmatic? The speaker…

What are you looking at? | David R. Marshall – Bernini’s Raimondi Chapel in S. Pietro in Montorio, Rome 1638–48

Bernini’s Raimondi Chapel in S. Pietro in Montorio, Rome 1638–48 David R. Marshall The Raimondi chapel in S. Pietro in Montorio is proof of the triumph of sculpture over painting. At 8.30am on a cold winter’s morning, when the church opens, it is the one well-lit part of the church (Fig. 1). Opposite, Sebastiano del Piombo’s Christ at the Column is plunged in gloom, from which it is barely rescued by artificial lighting (Fig. 2). To be sure it is a question of condition, but then the condition of the Raimondi chapel is not great either, with loose pieces of marble lying about, but it does not affect the experience. What stands out is the sarcophagus below the right hand Raimondi (Monsignor Girolamo, died 1628) (Fig. 3). The Bernini conceit of hinging back the top of the sarcophagus (which I…

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…

Monash Museum of Art Exhibitions open Feb 2012: Hany Armanious, Adrian Paci and Contemporary Portraiture

Three new exhibitions opening at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in Melbourne on 1st February 2012 Exhibition Dates: 1 February to 7th April Opening Function: Saturday 4 February 2012, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread is the Australian premiere of works shown at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, presented alongside a suite of new works and an artist’s book developed for MUMA. The first major exhibition of Hany Armanious’ work in Melbourne, The Golden Thread builds upon a burgeoning critical reception that has grown around the artist’s work internationally over the past decade. Born in Egypt in 1962 and migrating with his family to Australia six years later, Sydney-based Hany Armanious was the sole Australian representative at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread was developed by the Australia Council,…

Funding: The Henry Moore Foundation Research Fellow

The Henry Moore Foundation Research Fellow Tate Research Department, Millbank, London Salary: £27,150 – £29,500 per annum, depending on the candidate’s skills and experience Hours: Full time Contract Type: Fixed term for two years. The Research Department at Tate aims to develop the museum’s research potential, and in-depth research into the collection plays a key role in this. Tate has world class holdings of the works of the British sculptor Henry Moore, and together with The Henry Moore Foundation we are looking for a scholar to lead a programme of research into our Moore holdings and to stimulate new thinking about this pioneer of modern sculpture through online publications, research events, and displays. With research experience in the field of modern British or international art and knowledge of the work of Moore or his contemporaries, you will lead an in-depth research…

Funding: Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute

Fellowships at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Deadline 9 January 2012. The Henry Moore Insitute offers a small number of short-term residential fellowships to enable established scholars to spend a period of time in Leeds to work on research projects in any area of sculpture studies, The fellowships are intended to give individuals the time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments, to introduce them to the Institute and its staff, and to make connections with our research programme. Fellows are encouraged to use the resources of the Institute, specifically the library and archive, but may also travel further afield where appropriate. Fellows are asked to make a small contribution to the research programme of the Institute, in the form of a talk or seminar. The Institute offers accommodation, travel expenses, and a per…

Art Talk: Penny Byrne

Art Talks: Free Lunchtime Lecture Penny Byrne Penny Byrne has been described as a political cartoonist who uses ceramics. Highly regarded as a leading authority on ceramic restoration, Byrne started making her own work in 2001; it covers a range of contemporary issues from the environment to Australian and American politics and lampoons the failings of contemporary society. The artist’s reworked ceramic figurines – often made from the kitsch remnants of someone else’s interior design disaster – have captured people’s imagination and incited much commentary with their witty and unapologetic imagery. Penny Byrne will be speaking about her career as an artist and conservator (and the move from the latter to the former) in a free public lecture at the Chadstone campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn more about one of Australia’s most talented sculptors. When: 12.30…

Call for Papers: The Sculptural Medium

Call for Papers The Sculptural Medium Working Group for the Study of Medieval Sculpture (1100-1500) Paris, 30-31 January 2012, Paris Deadline: Jun 1, 2011 This call for papers concerns the first conference, which will take place in Paris. (Calls for the papers for the other two events will be sent throughout 2011/12, see details below.) In Paris our hosts will be the INHA, the Fondation Singer-Polignac, and the Musée du Louvre. The focus will be on the material aspects of sculpture, and the various methodological approaches developed for sculptural study. One particular axis will be the consideration of American and European traditions and methodologies. Possible areas include: close consideration of sculpture’s qualities and the markers or traces which lend themselves to appreciation (elements of carving style, manipulation of techniques) markers or traces of the work’s provenance (analysis of the materials, style) and dating (methodologies, ideologies and stakes in dating) methodological critique…

CFP: Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’

Call for Papers Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History ‘The Fragile Pedestal’ 3-4 June, 2011 Deadline: 1st of March, 2011 The seminar: The purpose of the seminar is to offer European students and young researchers the opportunity to share their research work with a group of young scholars of different provenance and to verify work methods, with the supervision of an international team of professors and professionals in the field of contemporary art. Trieste Contemporanea plans to create a collaborative space for research, parallel to the academic one, in which the transmission of knowledge among students and professors is organized according to the requests of the student. In this way, the student will have the opportunity to develop and correct his own work in the making. The seminar is an integral part of the CEI Venice Form for Contemporary Art…

Lecture: John Paoletti ‘Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context’

John Paoletti Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne Clothing Michelangelo’s David: History, Iconography, Context The Margaret Manion Lecture 2010, November 17th 6:30 Michelangelo’s David has become so much an image of Renaissance genius in art and civic awareness, so much a cultural icon, and so frequently tied to modern sexual politics that it has become impossible to see clearly. Can we figuratively clothe the statue with new meanings if we look not only at the history of art or the politics of the time, but also the lived activities of ordinary contemporary Florentines, those people who have no history, but to whom the statue was addressed? John Paoletti is a  Macgeorge Fellow at The University of Melbourne,  Australian Institute of Art History. He is the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, Emeritus and Professor of Art History, Emeritus at Wesleyan…

UPDATED DATE CHANGE: The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Please Note the lecture is now on Saturday 19th at 3pm, after the Städel Symposium. Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Saturday 19th June, 3pm Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am –…

The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture

Felix Krämer Head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture The 2010 Duldig Lecture on Sculpture: Städel Sculpture The annual lecture of Sculpture is presented jointly by the Duldig Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria. This lecture will be presented by Felix Kramer head of the Städel Museum’s Collection of Nineteenth Century, Modern Painting and Sculpture. He will focus upon sculptures from within the collection of the Städel Museum collection by eminent European artists including Rodin, Renoir, Degas and Beckmann. Time: Monday 21st June, 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Venue: Clemenger BBDO AUditorium, NGV Internation (St Kilda Rd, enter North entrance via the Arts Centre forecourt). Cost: Free (complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival). Enquiries and Bookings: 03 8662 1555, 10am – 5pm.