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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:…

Symposium | Art Curatorship Now and Beyond | University of Melbourne

Art Curatorship Now & Beyond: A symposium celebrating 25 years of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne Thursday 17–Saturday 19 September 2015 This symposium celebrates 25 years since art curatorship was first offered as a degree at The University of Melbourne. As well as recognising this legacy through reflection and debate, the symposium program provides the opportunity to construct a new roadmap for contemporary curating through dynamic interaction and the exploration of new ideas. Engage with professional colleagues from a range of Australia’s leading art museums and visual arts institutions to examine past, present and future directions in art curatorial research, teaching, and the career development of visual arts professionals. The symposium welcomes academic colleagues, professional peers, art curatorship students and graduates of the course, as well as Arts Faculty alumni and members of the wider public. Participants Keynote lectures by: Dr…

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium – Borderless Futures, Reimaging the Citizen

Second Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium, Presented by Photography Studies College In the catalogue for the The photograph and Australia exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this year, Senior Curator Judy Annear wrote, ‘There is much at stake in what might constitute the nation state, which is as porous as photography is mutable’. Among its many ideas, the exhibition posited photography in Australia as a medium for the constant renegotiation of the nation. This symposium aims to continue the discussion generated by the most important exhibition of photography in Australia in 25 years, by looking beyond national borders to ask what it means to be a global citizen, with particular reference to the role of images. The keynote speakers will be Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, from The University of Melbourne, and Senior Curator Judy Annear, from the Art…

Symposium and Concert | Goya and Spanish Music | NGV and VCAM

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and National Gallery of Victoria are delighted to host a program of specialist talks and music performance, exploring music in the time of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, and the impact of his art on the emergence of Hispanic musical modernity in the early twentieth century. Symposium: Goya and Spanish Music (9.30am – 2.45pm) Speakers: Convened by Michael Christoforidis the speakers include distinguished Spanish scholars Francesc Cortes* (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Miguel Ángel Marín (Universidad de La Rioja), Luisa Morales (FIMTE), and local experts from the University of Melbourne and the NGV, including Michael Christoforidis, David Irving, Liz Kertesz, Geraldine Power, and Yolanda Acker. Download the full program here (pdf) Tickets: Free, no booking required Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Ground level, NGV International 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne NB entry via Groups entrance off Arts Centre…

Symposium | Medieval Moderns – The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood | NGV International

The National Gallery of Victoria has an outstanding collection of Pre-Raphaelite art (ranging from paintings and drawings to textiles and stained glass) – as is demonstrated by the current exhibition, Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In conjunction with this exciting exhibition, various academics, curators and specialists will come together in a symposium to discuss the British Pre-Raphealite movement and its significance in Australia. The symposium will include a keynote lecture by visiting scholar Dr Barbara Bryant on Australia’s Pre-Raphaelite Collections: the People behind the Portraits. Full details here. Beginning with a guided tour of the exhibition Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with curator Laurie Benson on the Friday morning, the program includes six sessions of speakers over two days. A detailed program available here. Presented in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne. Speakers include Laurie Benson, Shane Carmody, Grace…

Symposium | The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie | ACMI

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will host a two-day symposium bringing together artists, academics and cultural commentators, in conversation and performance, to reflect upon the cultural and artistic significance of ‘David Bowie’ in rock, pop, film, art, fashion and performance. Coinciding with the exclusive Australasian season of the David Bowie is exhibition at ACMI, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie, will take place on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 July 2015. The symposium brings together a range of international and local scholars and performers with keynote speakers including Dr Will Brooker, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Kingston University; Robert Forster, the Australian singer-songwriter best known for his work as a co-founder and songwriter of The Go-Betweens; Angela Ndalianis, Head of Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne; Sean Redmond and Toija Cinque, Deakin University; and Dr Kathryn Johnson, assistant curator of David Bowie is and Director’s…

Symposium | The Legacy of Hugh Ramsay | National Gallery of Australia

Hugh Ramsay’s life was short but his impact endures. In celebration of the endowment of a chair in Australian art history at the University of Melbourne in his name, by his great niece Patricia Fullerton, the Australian Institute of Art History together with the National Gallery of Australia present this one day symposium reassessing his legacies. Date: Monday 30th March 2015, 9:00am – 5.00 pm Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre Free to attend but bookings are essential. Register here. Program 9.45 – 11.00am SESSION ONE Hugh Ramsay and philanthropy Gerard Vaughan, Director, National Gallery of Australia The life of Hugh Ramsay Patricia Fullerton  Hugh Ramsay in an Australian Context Mary Eagle 11.30am – 12.30pm SESSION TWO Hugh Ramsay and George Lambert Anna Gray The portraiture of Hugh Ramsay Angus Trumble 2.00 – 3.00pm SESSION THREE Conservation of Ramsay’s paintings at the NGV Michael Varcoe-Cocks Ramsay’s paintings…

Symposium on art and creativity in Aboriginal communities to promote Healing Ways

The healing power of art made by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples is the subject of a Symposium at The Dax Centre on 19 and 20 September. This is a new exploration of the significance of Aboriginal art. The symposium will address a range of urgent and relevant topics on Indigenous art including art as therapy, community art projects, the role of arts centres in healing and Australian Indigenous contemporary art practices. The inspiring two-day symposium titled Healing Ways: Art with Intent will be opened by Professor Ian Anderson, Foundation Chair of Indigenous Higher Education, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Murrup Barak, University of Melbourne, and include three keynote addresses, 13 presentations, 25 speakers and an artists’ panel. The full program is available on the website. Keynote speakers include: Judy Atkinson, Emeritus Professor, Southern Cross University and author…

Symposium | Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections

Rooms for Thought examines recent curatorial initiatives with collections, undertaken both by artists and curators alike. We are delighted to bring Dr Clémentine Deliss to Australia to discuss her groundbreaking work with ethnographic collections at Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, as well as Jaroslaw Suchan, whose unconventional curatorial approach to the collections at Muzeum Sztuki has brought great attention to this artist-initiated regional museum in Lodz, Poland. These keynote speakers will be joined by Australian and New Zealand artists, academics and curators in a program designed to look at the movement away from defined roles and methodologies through a number of case studies. It is presented in parallel to Fiona Connor: Wallworks at MUMA, an exhibition which takes inspiration from the Monash University Collection. Speakers: Dr Clémentine Deliss, Justin Paton, Jarosław Suchan, Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, Patrick Pound, Rebecca Coates, Jane Devery, Daniel Palmer, Sarah Farrar,…

Symposium | Recent Research on Prints | University of Melbourne

Research on prints: students give presentations on their recent research into aspects of print culture You are invited to attend a half-day symposium at the University of Melbourne, as part of the public program accompanying the current exhibition – Radicals, Slayers, Villains: Prints from the Baillieu Library. The symposium showcases recent research undertaken by postgraduate students in the School of Culture and Communication into prints and print culture. Date: Tuesday  27 May 2014, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Leigh Scott Room, First Floor, Baillieu Library This event is free, but you are requested to register your attendance at: http://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/4061-research-on-prints-students-give-presentations-on-their-recent-research Program Louise Box (MA Art Curatorship) | Print production, profit and the market for woodcuts: Albrecht Dürer and the ‘marketing mix’ Kathleen Kiernan (PhD Art History) | Mapping the Landscape: The transition of the landscape aesthetic through prints from seventeenth-century Holland to eighteenth-century…

Reminder | Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court | Symposium and Opening Weekend Events

Symposium | Friday 16th May 1:30pm Delve into the main themes of the show with papers presented by key international and local speakers. Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level Bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Booking Code P1454 Website: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/symposium-italian-masterpieces-from-spains-royal-court,-museo-del-prado ‘The father of the Prado is Titian’: Italian Renaissance painting at the Museo del Prado | Speaker Miguel Falomir Faus, Head of Italian & French Painting Department (after 1700), Museo del Prado, and guest co-curator While the Prado opened its doors in 1819, and is thus contemporaneous with other leading European museums, it did not share their encyclopaedic vocation. It was, instead, a home for the Royal Collection. The Prado’s holdings of Italian art was largely formed by the taste of the Habsburg rulers of Spain, firstly that of Charles V and his son Phillip II, whose love of…