Monthly Archives: February 2016

Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne – Professor Patricia Simons, Pleasures of Allegory: Rethinking ‘Susanna and the Elders’

Public Lecture: The Pleasures of Allegory: Rethinking ‘Susanna and the Elders’ will be held Wednesday 9 March 5.30pm-6.45pm.   Keynote:  Professor Patricia Simons, Professor of Art History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. ‘Susanna and the Elders’ is commonly read as a case of male voyeurism, in subject and purpose, or as mere moralizing allegory. This paper moves away from each reductive extreme by re-examining the story’s history and visual effect. Patricia Simons works on the art of Renaissance Europe (primarily Italy, France and the Netherlands) with a special focus on the representation of gender and sexuality and on interdisciplinary approaches to materiality, visuality and material culture. In groundbreaking publications in both books and major […]

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Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne – Ara H. Merjian, The Zero Moment of History: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Abstraction, Neocapital

Public Lecture: The Zero Moment of History: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Abstraction, Neocapital will be held Thurday 10 March 6.30pm-7.45pm. Keynote:  Ara H. Merjian Associate Professor of Italian Studies at New York University. From the forthcoming book, Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Post-War Art and Politics, 1960-1975 by Ara H. Merjian. Why did Italy’s most prominent counter-cultural figure abjure the post-war avant-garde, even as his work helped to dynamize its activity? Why, for all his own iconoclasm, did Pier Paolo Pasolini – director, poet, critic, and painter – specifically reject the ethos of abstraction? Along with his intermittent critical writings, the films La Rabbia (1963) and Teorema (1968) provide […]

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Power Lecture – Professor Alexander Nagel: The Renaissance Elsewhere

The Renaissance Elsewhere Professor Alexander Nagel, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Thursday, 10 March 2016 6 – 7.30pm Co-presented with Sydney Ideas The Power Institute is proud to present a lecture by Professor Alexander Nagel, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. For his lecture, Professor Nagel turns his attention to Italian art between c. 1300 and c. 1500 – the Renaissance – a period characterised by its extraordinary openness to the world. The Renaissance represented items and ideas not only in direct proximity to artists of the time, but also distant peoples and places known to artists only through […]

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Flinders University Special Seminar – Keiji Sawada (Waseda University – Japan)

A special seminar titled ‘Others’ Perspectives of Wars: Perceptions of Japanese Translations of Australian Plays’ Room 154 Social Sciences Room South, Flinders University, Friday 11 March 2016 at 11.15am. From AAANZ Member Tets Kimura Contact: David Lockwood (, 08 8201 3852) Special Seminar – Prof Sawada PDF Flinders University – Event Website and Details

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Call for Papers | ART AND FUTURE: Energy, Climate, Cultures | Dunedin October 2016

ART AND FUTURE:  Energy, Climate, Cultures A SYMPOSIUM at the DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, 14-15 October 2016 Following seven successful symposia held at the Dunedin School of Art, from ‘Illustrating the Unseeable: Reconnecting Art and Science’ (2009) to ‘Art and Design’ (2015), the Dunedin School of Art, together with the Centre for Sustainability, the Centre for Science Communication and the Department of Sociology at the University of Otago, is organising an eighth symposium entitled ‘Art and Future: Energy, Climate, Cultures.’ Art has always had to do with identity—with kin and class, with gods and demons, with past and present, and also with […]

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