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James Elkins – Keir Lectures on Art, University of Melbourne

James Elkins: Limits of the Criticism of Writing in the Humanities Free Public Lecture: Keir Lectures on Art series:  James Elkins: Limits of the Criticism of Writing in the Humanities will be held Friday, 27 October 2017. https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/9566-james-elkins-limits-of-the-criticism-of-writing-in-the   The University of Melbourne is pleased to present a lecture by James Elkins, Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.   Ever since new criticism, literary study has been developing ideas of close reading; since the inception of poststructuralism, there has been wide acknowledgment of the constructed nature of the […]

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Call for Submissions | Symposium – Women, Art and Feminism in Australia Since 1970

A two day symposium as part of the ARC project Women Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970. The symposium will be held on the 22 and 23 of February 2018 alongside Doing Feminism/Sharing the World (an artist-in-residency program from December – February at the Norma Redpath House) and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s feminist exhibition Unfinished Business. We hope you will be interested to contribute and/or attend the symposium. There are a variety of ways to present listed on the site. Please circulate the call for submission to anyone you think might be interested.  Call for submissions closes November 17, 2017. […]

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Queer Curating, Queer Art, Queer Archives – UTS, 18 October 2017

Queer Curating, Queer Art, Queer Archives   International Invited Symposium, University of Technology Sydney, 18 October 2017 1-5.30pm. Faculty of Design, Bldg 6 (Peter Johnson), Level 6, Room 038. CB06.06.038 [adjacent ABC in Harris St Ultimo]   The inclusive and sometimes controversial word ‘queer’ is both noun and adjective that describes, in theorist of the classical world and sexuality David Halperin’s words, a horizon to think through both past and present. It often describes a state of becoming rather than something fully resolved, a concept that derives from proto-queer theorists including Michel Foucault and the later work of Judith Butler. […]

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AAANZ statement on Marriage Equality

  The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand strongly supports same-sex marriage and encourages all eligible members of the Association to answer “Yes” in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. As the Association believes that all people should be treated equally under the law, it takes the view that everybody should be able to marry the person they love. In this way, the Association upholds a fundamental human right and respects the freedoms and rights of all members of the community. The Association also strongly and unequivocally supports our LGBTIQ members and encourages all members to reach out to […]

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Fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Repost from the Association for Art History: The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows’ projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum’s collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the […]

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Visiting Professor of Australian Studies – University of Tokyo

Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2018-19 AND/OR 2019-20 Centre for Pacific and American Studies Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo Position: Visiting Professor Open to: Australian citizens and permanent residents Location: Centre for Pacific and American Studies, University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus Salary: Starting Salary ¥600,000 per month (before tax). Duration: Approximately 10 months Commencement of position: Early September 2018 or early September 2019. Applicants may apply for either term or both terms. This must be indicated clearly on your application. Closing date for applications: 5:00 pm, Friday 29 September 2017 Applications: Email applications to: k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au with the words “Confidential Visiting Professor Tokyo” in the […]

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The Long Dream of Waking – New Perspectives on Len Lye – Eds. Paul Brobbel, Wystan Curnow, Roger Horrocks

The Long Dream of Waking: New Perspectives on Len Lye Recognised internationally as one of the twentieth century’s great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and playful kinetic sculptures. Always fascinated by the interplay of movement and light, this extraordinary artist also expressed himself in photography, drawing, painting and poetry. During his lifetime he was better known in the art capitals of North America and Europe than in the country of his birth, but that has changed since the establishment of the foundation dedicated to his works […]

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New publication – Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz

Rick Amor: An Online Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints by Irena Zdanowicz was launched on 15 July in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia during the symposium ‘The Art of Attribution: The Catalogue Raisonné in the 21st Century’, organized jointly by the NGA and the Australian Institute of Art History at the University of Melbourne. This publication is the first online catalogue raisonné of prints to be published in Australia and is a work in progress. Its first phase documents Rick Amor’s intaglio prints and their 900-plus states; the relief prints and lithographs will be added in due course. […]

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AAANZ Advocacy Working Groups – Call For Participation

The AAANZ is aiming to increase its efforts to advocate for art history and the visual arts. As there are many issues that the Association could potentially address it is important to prioritise these and to enlist members to assist with the work of researching, communicating, and organising advocacy efforts. The Association will establish several advocacy working groups to address issues which have been identified by the membership and the executive as crucial. If you are interested to join one of these working groups please write to us and let us know. We will then put you in touch with other interested […]

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