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Thomas Crow talks in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland | Launch of Power Polemics ‘ No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art’

Thomas Crow will be giving a series of talks in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland to mark the launch of his contribution to the Power Polemics series. In this new series, arguments cut against the grain, sides are taken. Thomas Crow challenges us to acknowledge the theology of abstract art. This flagship series puts art hard up against political and personal viewpoints from the field’s leading writers. See more about the book here. Melbourne Book launch and discussion Friday 10 March | 6-8pm The Ian Potter Museum of Art Thomas Crow in conversation with Anne Dunlop and Charles Green:Theological Originality in […]

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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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Call for Papers | Conference: ‘Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits, 1700-1914’

Inspired by the outstanding collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, this interdisciplinary conference will be the largest gathering of international and Australian scholars to focus on portraits. It will provide a unique opportunity to explore both British and Australian portraits through a dynamic interchange between academics and curators. September 8-11 2016, University of Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria Call for papers Papers are invited that focus on British or Australian portraits between 1700 and 1914, which can be interpreted as separate fields or as overlapping or comparative studies. The portraits may be in any public or private collection […]

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