Tag: Sydney

Symposium | A Battery of Ideas: Reading Beuys Today, University of Sydney Art Gallery

Symposium – A Battery of Ideas: Reading Beuys Today University of Sydney, May 5th This symposium will present various ways of reading Beuys today, from performance art to relational aesthetics. Speakers include Thomas Berghuis, Anthony Bond, Donna West Brett, Janet Laurence, Bernice Murphy and Tom Nicholson. The symposium will be followed at 4.30pm by the opening of the exhibition Joseph Beuys and the ‘Energy Plan’ in the University Art Gallery. Date: Saturday 5 May 2012, 2–4.30PM Venue: Philosophy Room S249, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney Free Event Symposium program 2:00 Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Gallery Welcome 2:05 Donna West Brett (Curator/Art Historian) – ‘Joseph Beuys and Werner Kruger’ 2:15 Anthony Bond (Director, Curatorial, The Art Gallery of NSW) – ‘Beuys and his practice’ 2:45 Bernice Murphy (Curator and founding director of the MCA) – ‘Beuys in the Power collection’ 3:15 Janet Laurence (Artist) – ‘The influence of Beuys on artistic practice’ Dr Thomas Berguis…

Opportunity | Art Gallery of NSW internships 2012

Art Gallery of New South Wales Internships 2012 The Art Gallery of NSW has announced internship opportunities for Semester 1, 2012. Applications for these internships are due by 30 March 2012. A second round of internships will be offered in Semester 2 and in summer 2012/13, pending available projects. Guidelines Internships are generally available only to currently enrolled tertiary-level students. Priority is given to students enrolled in museum studies, art history, visual arts, art education or arts administration courses, and in particular to those students for whom an internship is a course requirement. Preference is given to students enrolled in educational institutions in New South Wales. Available internships for Semester 1, 2012 are as below (more detailed information about each internship is available on the AGNSW website). Curatorial: Asian art Curatorial: Photography Public Programs: Art After Hours Public Programs: Access programs Public…

Funding | University of Sydney Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme

University of Sydney Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme The School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM) (including Art History) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme. This scheme enables international and Australian scholars to undertake research for periods of normally no less than a fortnight and no more than 6 months in a well supported and engaged research environment. Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and library borrowing privileges, as well as access to research libraries and University facilities and events. There is no stipend associated with the fellowship. No financial support is offered for travel or residential accommodation. We welcome applications from researchers at every career stage from emergent to senior scholars. Fellows are expected to participate in the research cultures of SLAM and the Faculty through such activities as attending…

Call for Papers | Byzantium, Its Neighbours and Its Cultures: Diversity and Interaction, Sydney, July 2012

Byzantium, Its Neighbours and Its Cultures: Diversity and Interaction XVIIth Biennial Conference Macquarie University, Sydney, 20-21 July 2012 Call for Papers Papers exploring any aspect of cultural and political interactions between Byzantium and its neighbours, or within regions of the Byzantine empire, are invited. Abstracts of up to 300 words for papers of 20 minutes’ duration should be sent by 30 April to AABS2012@mq.edu.au. Keynote Speaker: Professor Jonathan Shepard, University of Cambridge Our understanding of Byzantium’s external and internal interactions has shifted significantly as a result of recent scholarship. The significance of this state to a millennium of developments throughout Eurasia has been examined; more importantly, the nature of contacts between Byzantium and its Eurasian neighbours has been reconceived. Models for understanding Byzantium’s interactions with its neighbours have moved from imperial centre and periphery, to ‘commonwealth’, to ‘overlapping circles’, to parallel…

Call for Papers | AAANZ Conference, Together Apart, Sydney, July 2012

Call for Papers AAANZ Conference, Together <>Apart Sydney, July 2012 The 2012 AANZ conference will be held in the third week of the Biennale of Sydney, Together <> Apart and will address major debates and issues raised by this year’s biennale theme ‘all our relations’. It will focus on how networks of artists, curators, critics, museums, and publics structure art. It will ask: what are the stakes, outcomes, and tensions of collaborations and partnerships between artists and art institutions? This question concerns historians and critics of art of all periods as well as being a live issue for art now and offers a coherent point of intersection for the AAANZ”s diverse constituencies. Keynote Speakers Professor Thierry de Duve, author of Sewn in the Sweatshops of Marx, Revamping Kant, Pictorial Nominalism, Kant After Duchamp, and Clement Greenberg Between the Lines. Dr Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary…

News: Dr Michael Brand appointed director of the Art Gallery of NSW

Dr Michael Brand appointed director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales The Art Gallery of New South Wales has announced that the Australian Dr Michael Brand, consulting director of the Aga Khan Museum currently under construction in Toronto and the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, has been appointed director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). Dr Brand said he was very excited about his new role. “The Board of Trustees presented me with a highly compelling vision of the Gallery’s future,” he said. “While they are rightly focused on serving their primary audience and promoting Australian art, they are also resolutely international in their approach to art and culture. “I have been highly impressed by the seriousness with which the Board of Trustees and the Government have been developing a…

Call for Panels: Together Apart, AAANZ Conference July 2012

Australia and New Zealand Art Association Annual Conference 12-14 July 2012 Together <> Apart Call for Panel Proposals – Deadline extended to February 17th 2012 Held in the third week of the Biennale of Sydney, Together<>Apart will address major debates and issues raised by this year’s biennale theme ‘all our relations. The conference will focus on the very broad idea of relations and relationships as well as allied terms such as collaborations, networks and partnerships. The emphasis on relations could mean examining aesthetic relations. For example, Mondrian famously announced that ‘determined relations’ would replace the importance of form. What would an aesthetics of relations mean for art history, art criticism, curating and art practice? How does aesthetic autonomy interact or intersect with an aesthetic of relations? Panels might address the relations between artists and other disciplines: such as collaborations between…

Call for Papers: Reflections on Revolution and Romanticism

The Romantic Studies Association of Australasia Reflections on Revolution and Romanticism A Postgraduate Symposium The University of Sydney, 25th – 26th November hosted by the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA) Papers are invited from all Postgraduate Students on the subject of Revolution and Romanticism, encompassing revolutions in Literature, Politics, Print, Science, Art, Industry, Education, Gender, Travel etc. “The French Revolution,” wrote William Hazlitt, “might be described as a remote but inevitable result of the invention of the art of printing.” Hazlitt’s description is only one of a multitude blending political, scientific, and cultural causes to explain the various revolutions that characterise and define the Romantic age. Papers are invited from all postgraduates working in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries on the broad subject of Revolution and Romanticism, including but not limited to revolutions in literature, politics, print, science, art,…

Funding: University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme

University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is now open. These Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any Department or School at the University of Sydney. In past years, preference has been given to non-University of Sydney PhDs with outstanding research track records. These are highly competitive and, as a general guide, applicants within the humanities and social sciences are expected to have one book, with a second book in progress, and/or a series of prominent refereed journal articles in the top peer-reviewed journals within their discipline. Further information about the scheme can be found on the following web page:  http://sydney.edu.au/research_support/funding/sydney/postdoctoral_fellowships.html Intending applicants must obtain an endorsement by the Head of the School for their host department. To begin the endorsement process, an Expression of Interest must be completed and sent…

Symposium: Reprogramming the Art Museum – Curatorial & Education Strategies for the 21st Century

Reprogramming the Art Museum – Curatorial & Education Strategies for the 21st Century This symposium will provide a forum to debate new models of program and audience development for the 21st century at two critical points: program generation and delivery and to explore the implications of these ideas on contemporary art practice. All presenters, (international and local), have been invited to respond to the following broad themes: The evolving role of the contemporary art museum in the construction and distribution of knowledge. The civic role of the contemporary art museum in the community. Engagement through audience responsive exhibitions and programming Keynote addresses: Adam Lerner, Director, MCA Denver. Justine McLisky Head of Young People, National Portrait Gallery, London. Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California Berkeley Dominic Willsdon, Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public…

Call for Papers:Experimental Arts Conference

Call for Papers Experimental Arts Conference 19-20 August 2011  Main Conference and Discussion Forum and 17-18 August 2011 National Postgraduate Conference, both at  Scientia Building, UNSW Deadline for Abstracts: 27 April 2011 “We have entered the experimental age…Experiments are no longer conducted just in the laboratory. They have become collective experiments that concern each and every one of us.” Bruno Latour, 2004 What is experimentation? What makes art ‘experimental’? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; experiment and innovation? How do we set up ethico-scientific-aesthetic experiments? This conference will showcase and discuss innovative arts projects by leading practitioners, thinkers and research groups that model new forms of transdisciplinarity and offer new ways of addressing real-world issues.…

Photography and Place Symposium at AGNSW (Sydney)

Photography & place symposium Subject and object in 21st century photography What do subject and object mean (or what can they mean) in photography in the 21st century? Photography is a constantly mutating medium, reacting to (and sometime precipitating) changes in art, society, politics and technology. In the 21st century, photographic practice has come into increasingly close contact with other art forms and, through the virtual environment, an increasingly diverse audience. However, few new theoretical frameworks for considering contemporary photography have arisen to push photographic theory beyond the seminal work of writers such as Barthes, Benjamin, Sontag and Krauss. This symposium, the first of a new annual series of symposia dedicated to photography, explores new ways of thinking about the medium in the 21st century. Have new frameworks for considering contemporary photography arisen? If so, what are they? The exhibition Photography…

Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing

Lectures Deanna Petherbridge – The Primacy of Drawing Deanna Petherbridge is an artist, writer and curator primarily concerned with drawing. Her recent book The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice is about the direct experience of artists, the historical role of drawing and its relationship to the sciences. From the publisher’s website: This important and original book affirms the significance of drawing as visual thinking in western art from the fifteenth century to the present through an examination of its practice: how and why it is made, how it relates to other forms of visual production and theories of art, and what artists themselves have written about it. The author herself is a practicing artist, and through scrutinizing a wide range of drawings in various media, she confirms a long historical commitment to the primal importance of sketching in…

Call for Papers: Historiography and Antiquarianism (Sydney, 2011)

Call for Papers Historiography and Antiquarianism 12-14 August 2011, University of Sydney, Australia Convenors: Frances Muecke (CAH, Sydney) & John Gagné (History, Sydney) Sponsors: Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia and School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney Organising Committee: Dr. Jenny Spinks (Postdoc, History, Melbourne); Dr. Gary Ianziti (Centre for the History of European Discourses, Queensland); Dr. Amelia Robertson Brown (CAH, Queensland); Prof. D. Potts (Archaeology, Sydney); PG rep.: Christian Callisen (QUT) Titles and 150-word abstract due 15 January 2011 This conference aims to expand a discussion on approaches to the past from Greco-Roman antiquity to the 17th century, and to assemble scholars interested in the relationship between history and antiquarianism in the ancient and pre-modern worlds. While antiquarian studies have expanded significantly in early modernist circles in the last 30 years, earlier centuries…

Conference ‘Charles Darwin and the Art of Evolution’

Charles Darwin and The Art of Evolution Conference, 9-11 September 2010 Art Gallery of New South Wales Conference presented by the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (NSW Chapter) and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in association with National Institute of Dramatic Art. During Charles Darwin’s five-year round-the-world voyage, he surveyed the fauna and flora of many countries, particularly in South America and Australia. He was, in fact, the first British scientist to study a platypus in its natural environment – a creek at Bathurst. These observations formed the basis for his theory of evolution by natural selection. From publication of The Origin of Species, most intellectual disciplines have been transformed by his theories of evolution. This is most potently revealed by visual cultures in the form…