conference 2010: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION
tradition and transformation
1-4 December 2010
hosted by Art History at the University of Adelaide, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the University of South Australia.
The conference theme, Tradition and Transformation, stems from a challenge offered to the AAANZ by 2009 keynote speaker, Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, to look at changes Indigenous cultures are forging globally and cross-culturally. This challenge has been taken up and turned broadly on art and design history and theory, visual culture, aesthetics, architecture, craft, design, curatorship and museology. 200 speakers will explore these issues.
Ruby Tjangawa WILLIAMSON, Australia, c.1940, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, Puli murpu—mountain range, 2009, Amata, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 121.5×152.0cm, South Australian Government Grant 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © Ruby Tjangawa Williamson, Courtesy of Tjala Arts
Evelyn Welch (UK)
John Paoletti (USA)
Philip Jones (Aust.)
AGSA and Samstag Museum floor talk
Panel held in the Art Gallery around the AAANZ focus exhibition Desert Country curated by Nici Cumpston.
SESSIONS FOCUS ON:
Intersections and Divergences In Curatorial Practice
Is Globalization the New Universal? The Fate of Multiple Modernities in Contemporary Art
Hot House: Art and design solutions to environmental problems
The British Art World
Painting’s Trans-Formations: Towards an ontological aesthetics of an expanded medium
The Transformative Power of Light
Whither Nature? Re-evaluating the bioaesthetic
Building – Interiors – Gardens [BIG] Transformations
Art History and Philosophy
The Complex Issue of Expatriates
Rethinking the Designer Biography
With abstracts and session descriptions