Tag: Symposium

Symposium | Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting | Art Gallery of Western Australia

Arthur Streeton Sirius Cove c1890 oil on cedar panel 12.0 x 22.3 cm State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1975

Colonization & Wilderness: Nineteenth-Century American and Australian Landscape Painting – 27-28 September 2016 An international symposium held at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, convened by Emeritus Professor Richard Read An international symposium organised by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and the Visual Arts, University of Western Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Terra Foundation for American Art. This two-day symposium with leading scholars from America, Australia and Europe will provide innovative intercultural exchange on aesthetic and environmental issues prompted by thirty original American and Australian nineteenth-century landscape paintings brought together in Continental Shift (30 July 2016 – 5 February 2017), an exhibition from the collections of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. The focus will be on the vexed relationship between environmental change and aesthetic innovation as colonial…

Symposium | Hidden Traces of Shared History: Rethinking Asia Pacific through 19th and early 20th century photographs | University of Melbourne

Hidden Traces of Shared History: Rethinking Asia Pacific through 19th and early 20th century photographs | Academic Symposium 29 August 2016, 9:30am-4:30pm, Japanese Room, MSD Building Register here for the Symposium and Keynote attendance Keynote Address: Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington 29 August 2016, 5:30-7:00pm, Singapore Theatre, MSD Building Register here for the Keynote Address attendance only This symposium brings together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific photographs. Alongside a broader consideration of the significance of the history of photography in the region, explorations of visual and built traces of identity formations, globalised trading and agricultural industrialisation, and the envisioning of modernity and nationalism during the late colonial era will be highlighted. The projects featured in the symposium demonstrate different modes of archival research and interpretation methods and a spectrum…

Autotune Everything: Art and the Sonic – Cosmic – Politic | Melbourne Art Foundation, Liquid Architecture, Research Unit in Public Cultures

Melbourne Art Foundation presents the 2016 Lectures and Forums Program in association with Liquid Architecture and the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) – University of Melbourne. Autotune Everything: Art and the Sonic – Cosmic – Politic This year’s program is an expanded symposium encompassing talks, music, performances and experiments. By necessity, we tune in to some signals, and filter others out. In determining what is signal and what is noise, listening is political – all listening, all the time. As is looking: when we focus, we sharpen the subject, and exclude the rest. Consigned to the back, signals nonetheless continue to vibrate, permeating through the social and the architectural, into the atmospheric. We want to stage a conversation about sound, art and public space. What if our own practices echo those of the larger forces that filter, groom and…

Symposium | FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation | NGV International

AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016. A symposium on the picture frame. 24-26 August 2016 Hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia The AICCM Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects special interest groups will hold this international symposium encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to artists, conservators, curators, designers, frame makers and historians. Our symposium will coincide with the exhibition Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016 – Degas: A New Vision. It is anticipated that some of our speakers will focus on the frames designed by Degas for his artworks, further enriching our understanding of the artist and his work. Twenty speakers are anticipated and currently include prominent international experts Lynn Roberts and Dr Eva Mendgen, and Australian…

Symposium | Technologies/Histories Symposium | University of Melbourne

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Co-hosted by the Transformative Technologies Research Unit (University of Melbourne) & Flinders University, this symposium examines developments in various technologies and their relationship to history. The keynote speaker for the event is Lori Emerson, Associate Professor with a split appointment in the Department of English and the Intermedia Arts, Writing, and Performance Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also Director of the Media Archaeology Lab and writes about media poetics as well as the history of computing, media archaeology, media theory, and digital humanities. Lori Emerson will discuss her current book project titledOther Network – a network archaeology of the history of telecommunications networks that pre-date the Internet or exist outside of the Internet. Session titles include: History, Materiality and Digital (Re)Imaging Being Digital in the 1980s Media Archaeology: the Technological Present and its Histories Date: 9am…

Symposium | Degas: A New Vision | NGV International

As part of the the NGV’s winter exhibition on Edgar Degas the gallery is hosting a symposium with international experts on the artist. From his paintings of ballerinas to the social world of Parisian nightlife, Degas’ works demonstrate great technical, conceptual and expressive skill and reveal his openness to experiment with a range of mediums. Date: 2-5pm, Friday 24th June 2016 Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International Bookings required – book online here. Tickets $35 A / $28 M / $30 C (includes light refreshment) Speakers Henri Loyrette, Exhibition Curator Henri Loyrette is a French arts administrator and historian who served as director of the Louvre Museum in Paris from 2001 to 2013 and is now president of Admical, a nonprofit organization involved in corporate philanthropy. Loyrette received a master’s degree in history and studied in Rome at the Academy of France (1975–77). Upon…

Symposium | Turning on Burn: A Reflective Conversation | VCA

A symposium presented by Art & Australia at VCA |Turning on Burn: A Reflective Conversation This symposium explores and speculates upon the work and legacy of Australian conceptual artist Ian Burn (1939–1993). After graduating from the National Gallery of Art School (now the VCA School of Art), Burn spent much of his career working in the avant-garde scenes of London and New York. He was a key member of Art & Language, a collaborative group who produced the ground-breaking publication  Art–Language and included artists Roger Cutforth, Joseph Kosuth and Mel Ramsden. Returning to Australia in 1977, Burn became involved in the Art Workers Union (AWU), a political and social platform that championed artists’ rights and helped change the landscape and expectations under which artists work in Australia. In addition to his artistic practice he also taught art history, developing an…

Symposium | Future of Design for Publishing | NGV International

There is a symposium at the NGV next Friday as part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016. Presented by National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Art Book Fair in conjunction with the RMIT Design Futures Lab, the International Symposium on the Future of Design for Publishing features leading international and local speakers discussing new genres in publishing. The Symposium is convened by Associate Professor Brad Haylock, Program Manager, Master of Communication Design, RMIT University. Speakers include Na Kim, designer (Korea); Freek Lomme, publisher and curator, Onomatopee (The Netherlands); David Blamey, publisher, Open Editions (United Kingdom); Sophy Williams, Senior Rights Executive, Black Inc.; James Langdon, designer/researcher, Eastside Projects (United Kingdom) and Fayen d’Evie, publisher, 3-ply (Melbourne). Symposium ticket includes VIP entry to the Melbourne Art Book Fair Preview event. Date: Fri 29 Apr, 10am-6pm Venue: NGV International, Book now The International Symposium on the Future of…

Symposium | Photography.Ontology.Symposium | University of Sydney, June 2016

Based at the University of Sydney the Photographic Cultures Research Group partners with the Art and the Document Research Cluster at Sydney College of the Arts to profile research into the photographic. The Photography.Ontology.Symposium takes place on 2 and 3 June 2016 at the University of Sydney. Photography.Ontology.Symposium. engages in critical debate with international scholars and specialists on the photographic medium. It will explore the relationship between photography’s ontology, the camera as a human perceptual apparatus and the unconscious through themes of evidence, the archive, photographic practice and theory. Dates: 2-3 June 2016 Venue: University of Sydney Keynotes: Shawn Michelle Smith and Andrés Zervigón Plenary Address: Melissa Miles Speakers: Katherine Biber, Donna West Brett, Helen Grace, John di Stefano, Danie Mellor and Toni Ross. For more information and to register visit the website: http://www.photographiccultures.com/symposium-1/#symposium2016 The Symposium is co-presented by Sydney Ideas, The…

Call for Papers | AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation – a symposium | Melbourne, August 2016

Update: Please  note that the CFP deadline is now the 13th May. A symposium on the picture frame AICCM – FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Melbourne 2016, will be convened on 24-26 August 2016 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Convenors: Louise Bradley (AICCM), Barbara Dabrowa (Senior Conservator of Frames at Art Gallery of NSW) and Holly McGowan-Jackson (Senior Conservator of Framing, NGV) Call for Papers The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Conservation Framing and Gilded Objects (special interest groups) will hold this international symposium, encompassing both traditional framing as well as broader concepts of framing for the presentation of modern and contemporary art and design. This wide-ranging theme will appeal to many potential speakers and delegates including artists, curators, conservators, historians, designers and frame makers. Our symposium will coincide with the NGV Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas,…

Symposium | Art and the Connected Future | NGV International

‘The blog is the modern drawing… It gives the most information: it shows my complete surroundings’ – Ai Weiwei ‘I want to be a machine’ – Andy Warhol Our worldview is increasingly mediated by digital technology. How do leading innovators think it might also impact on our creativity? Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei innovators of their age, push boundaries between culture and technology – Warhol through film, television and publishing, and Ai through social media networks that use art to engage with global social and political issues. Inspired by the artistic practices of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei, share in the discussion of how we make and experience art alongside rapid changes in technology. What might the future of art look like? Speakers include: Ben Davis, National Art Critic, artnet News, New York City; Tom Uglow, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab, Sydney; Simon Crerar, Founding Editor, BuzzFeed, Australia; Max Delany, Artistic…

Lecture, Symposium and Exhibition | Gerard Byrne ‘Museums for playback!’ | MADA, Monash University

Irish artist Gerard Byrne will present a special keynote lecture to mark the closing of MADA’s Master of Fine Art graduate exhibition (12-18 February) and as part of MADA’s Fine Art Postgraduate Symposium. In his address Irish artist Gerard Byrne’s lecture will focus on his moving-image practice, using the analogy of playback as a way of delimiting the function of the exhibition and highlighting the recuperative and recall dimensions of his projects within the context of the museum. Byrne explores the themes of image and time, performativity, mediation, and the “museum” itself as an embodiment of historical discourse. Byrne has made a significant contribution to contemporary video, photography and live art since 1991. He has exhibited extensively including the Tate Gallery, London, Sydney Biennale, Documenta, Kassel, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Venice Biennale, Italy and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA.…

Symposium| Apps, Maps and Models: Digital Pedagogy and Research in Art History, Archaeology and Visual Studies

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Organized by the Wired! Group @ Duke University Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM, February 22, 2016, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Free and open to the public. Registration requested.   This one-day symposium will examine how digital tools prompt new approaches to teaching and research in art and architectural history, as well as in archaeology and visual studies. Databases, mapping, modeling, animations, and websites are also transforming the ways in which scholars and museums can communicate information to the public. Above all, digital tools stimulate entirely new types of research questions on the production and dissemination of works of art and material culture, the construction of buildings and cities, and issues of process and change over time. The Wired! Group at Duke University (http://www.dukewired.org ) started experimenting in 2009 with digital technologies…

Symposium | Recasting the Question: Digital Approaches in Art History and Museums | University of Sydney

5 November, 2015, 8.45am – 5.00pm A day-long symposium presented by the Power Institute Foundation, University of Sydney, and the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University, with support from the Asia Art Archive. The symposium will be followed by a keynote lecture by professor Caroline Astrid Bruzelius on Digital Thinking and Art History: Re-Imagining Teaching, Research, and the Museum. Please click here for details and how to register. Location: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre (D17), Johns Hopkins Drive, the University of Sydney Contact: Ira Ferris Email: ira.ferris@sydney.edu.au This is a free event, open to all with online registrations required. To register please click here – http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/power-institute-recasting-the-question Digital approaches occupy an increasingly important place in the discipline of art history today. Yet their potential remains largely untapped by many in the field. What becomes possible in…

Symposium | Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand: Past, Present, Future | University of Sydney

Date: 15 October 2015 A day-long symposium presented by the Power Institute and Department of Art History, at the University of Sydney ABSTRACT Since at least the 1940s, Asia has become an increasingly important point of orientation for Australia and New Zealand: politically, economically, demographically, and, of course, culturally. In this context, there has long been strong public interest in Asian art, sustaining dedicated galleries, significant original exhibitions, specialist organisations, arts festivals, and numerous exchange programmes. Nonetheless, the study of Asian art in Australia and New Zealand appears stubbornly diffuse. Australia and New Zealand boast successive generations of specialists working as educators, curators, researchers, artists, and ever growing numbers of students, yet we often remain separated by discipline, geography, institutional structures, and the variable resources that characterize local museum and library collections. Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand:…