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aaanz: alpha alpha alpha november zulu

4–6 December 2008
Hosted by the Art Theory department of the Queensland College of Art Griffith University and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

Conference convenors: Dr Rosemary Hawker and Associate Professor Ross Woodrow

The 2008 AAANZ conference will be held on Brisbane’s South Bank and hosted by the Art Theory department of the Queensland College of Art Griffith University and the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.  This year’s conference aims to encourage papers from a broad disciplinary base and as part of this to recall the earlier involvement of the design professions in the Association and Journal of Art. This is particularly timely in the 30th year of the journal’s publication, when the conference is hosted by QCA, a studio based institution teaching across art, design, photography, film and animation, and in light of the increasing attention paid to the role of design in the critical and theoretical debates surrounding art.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Glenn Adamson (UK)

Professor Pamela M. Lee (US)

Sessions:

Architectural criticism, between art and design criticism
Before Australia-Recent Reflections on 19th Century Art in the Asia Pacific Region
Charles Darwin and the humanities in Australia
Copies, replicas and translations: multiplying meanings
Critical Reflections on Discipline Crossovers in Modern Art
Fashion and its Histories
It’s Time: Constructing Australian Design History
Matters of Hierarchy and Order in Oceanic Art
Open Session
Photography Theory and Criticism
Private Agendas/Public Spaces
Sustainable Cultures/Sustainable Ecologies
The Anthropomorphic Impulse in Contemporary Art and Popular Culture
The Documentary Impulse in Australia’s Audio Visual Culture
The Moral Body
Time Travel – Museum Futures
Transgressing the Great Divide: Avant-Garde and Kitsch
Twenty-First Century Art History
Sweat: art, design, architecture
Staking Out Animation
Understanding Art and Entertainment in a post-avant-garde era

2008 Conference Timetable

2008 Call for Papers