In the Kansas City Star, James Brinsfield reviews Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art by Katy Siegel.
From Hol Art Books: “We’ve created an unauthorized paperback book from the Summer 2011 issue of Artforum magazine. It’s our first bootleg.“
On August 3rd at the Hammer, Eve Babitz and Hunter Drohojowska-Philp discuss Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s.
On August 2nd at Cooper Union, a talk by Nato Thompson: “Socially Engaged Art Outside the Bounds of an Artistic Discipline.”
The Artist’s Institute at Hunter College has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
On July 29th and 30th in Salzburg, a symposium on global art with Nancy Adajania, Hans Belting, Bassam El Baroun, Monica Juneja, Jitish Kallat and Christian Kravagna (website here).
On July 27th at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, a panel, “On the Occasion of Ai Weiwei: Art, Dissidence and Resistance,” with Hou Hanru, Gao Minglu, Shi Ming, Ulrich Wilmes, and Okwui Enwezor.
The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical American art (circa 1500–1980). The winning manuscript should advance understanding of American art and demonstrate new findings and original perspectives. It will be translated and published in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly [...]
On July 23rd and 24th at REDCAT: “State of Independence: A Global Forum on Critical Practice,” with among others Edgar Arceneaux, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Manray Hsu, Thomas Lawson, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Eungie Joo.
In the Brooklyn Rail, Edward M. Gómez discusses recent work in postwar Japanese art history by Alexandra Munroe, Ming Tiampo, Hiroko Ikegami and Doryun Chong.
On July 19th in Berlin, a book launch for Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art.
On July 16th in Bristol, a talk by T. J. Demos at the Arnolfini Gallery on Haegue Yang and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
The list of dissertations in contemporary art completed in 2010 is online at caa.reviews, including five from UCLA, four from SUNY Stony Brook, three from Yale, and two each from Duke, Cornell, Stanford and UC San Diego:
Announced on S-Architecture: Art at the End of the First Machine Age, a visiting professorship program at the VU Amsterdam. Recent grants have been awarded to Jae Emerling and Emily Scott.