On November 20 in Boston, the SCAHGrad Boston reading group meets to discuss Pamela M. Lee’s “Forgetting the Art World.” E-mail email@example.com for more info, or to be added to our mailing list.
CFP: “Postwar — Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965,” a symposium at Haus Der Kunst, Munich, May 22-24, 2014. Submissions due: December 15, 2013
CFP: “Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities,” a colloquium at University of Pittsburgh, March 28-29, 2014. Submissions due: December 1, 2013.
On November 19 in NYC, “Revolution in Counterpoint: Contemporary Performance Art and the Political Past,” a symposium at Columbia University. Speakers include Michael Hardt, Rosella Biscotti, Molly Nesbit, and Raqs Media Collective.
On November 13, the SCAHGrad Philadelphia reading group meets to discuss David Joselit’s “After Art.”
CFP: “The Copy,” a Graduate Student Research Symposium at University of Oregon, April 17-18, 2014. Submissions due: December 20, 2013.
SFMOMA publishes online collection catalogue of the Rauschenberg Research Project, a survey of nearly ninety works by Robert Rauschenberg from the permanent collection.
On October 30, three SCAH reading group meetings: Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC! The Boston group discusses Lord & Meyer’s “Art & Queer Culture” with special guest Catherine Lord. The Philadelphia group discusses the next selection of Meyer’s “What Was Contemporary Art?”; and the DC group holds a kickoff meeting to discuss plans for the […]
CFP: “Recombinant Creativity,” a conference at OCAD University. Submissions due: December 2.
On October 5 and 6 in Montreal, the Max and Iris Stern International Symposium 7: Abstraction. Speakers include John M. Armleder, Yve-Alain Bois, Jaleh Mansoor, and Mai-Thu Perret.
This October, two SCAHGrad WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) working groups will begin their weekly meetings in the Boston area: Feminism and the Art History Course, and Feminist Pedagogy. Sign up by October 7 by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 10 in Princeton, “Dadanimation, the Human, and the Contemporary Art of War,” a lecture by Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania).
JOB: “The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Art History. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and an effective teacher of contemporary art and visual culture, with the ability to also teach courses from a global perspective related to gender […]
On Wednesday, October 2nd @ 8pm, the SCAH Philadelphia reading group meets to discuss the next section of Richard Meyer’s What Was Contemporary Art? (pp. 115-189). More info and readings at http://scahphiladelphia.wordpress.com/schedule/
CFP: “The Reception of German Art, Art Theory, and Philosophy by the Americas in the 20th Century,” a panel at the AAH Annual Conference, London, April 12-14, 2014. Submissions due: November 11, 2013
On October 4 and 5 in Washington, DC, a symposium on American art and the African diaspora at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Speakers include Chika Okeke-Agulu, Krista Thompson, Jeffrey Stewart, Celeste-Marie Bernier, James Smalls, and artist/scholar David C. Driskell.
Through October 19, “Observed Ratios,” an exhibition of works by Shoshana Dentz, Caitlin Masley, and Seher Shah at the James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC.
On September 18, the SCAH Philadelphia Reading Group held its inaugural meeting! The group is currently reading Richard Meyer’s What Was Contemporary Art? For more info, contact Heather L. Castro (email@example.com) or visit http://scahphiladelphia.wordpress.com.
On October 10 in Princeton, “Dadanimation, The Human, and the Contemporary Art of War,” a lecture by Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania).
On October 4-5, “Art History and the Art of Description,” a colloquium at NYU IFA. Speakers include Svetlana Alpers, Leonard Barkan, Thomas Crow, Michael Fried, David Joselit, Alexander Nemerov, Verity Platt, and Dell Upton. Organized by Jaś Elsner. Open to the public, RSVP required. For reservations click here.
On October 5, “Jack Whitten: Painting, Politics, Technology,” a symposium with Katy Siegel (Rose Art Museum), artists Jack Whitten and Mark Bradford, Michelle Kuo (Artforum), Mingus Mapps (Brandeis), and Howard Singerman (University of Virginia). To coincide with the exhibition Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-1973 at the Rose.
CFP: The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize, for scholarship by a non-U.S. scholar in the field of historical (pre-1980) American art. Submissions due: January 15, 2014
On September 25, the SCAH Boston reading group, together with participants in the SCAH WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) initiative, met to discuss Silvia Federici’s “Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle” (PM Press, 2013). For more info about the SCAHGrad Boston reading group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 3, “Print Culture: Past, Present, and Future,” a symposium at Brandeis. Organized by Lori Cole.
FINAL PUSH. CFP: “Visual Activism” symposium in San Francisco, March 14-16, 2014. Submission deadline: October 1
From September 21 in NYC, “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself,” at MoMA.
CFP: “Bad History,” an issue of KAPSULA Magazine. Submissions due: December 6, 2013
On September 30, a conversation and screening with artist Derek Boshier and William Kaizen, Assistant Professor of Art History and Media Studies. To coincide with the exhibition “Derek Boshier: A survey of work,” curated by Kaizen, at Gallery 360, Northeastern University.
CFP: “See the Light,” a Boston University Graduate Student Symposium, Feb 28-Mar 1, 2014. Submissions due: November 23, 2013.
From October 5, “New Jersey as Non-Site,” an exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum curated by Kelly Baum.
CFP: “Visual Activism” at SFMOMA, March 14-16, 2014. Submission deadline: October 1, 2013
Through August 18 in Paris, “Keith Haring: The Political Line” and “Danh Vo: Go Mo Ni Ma Da” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
CFP: “Keith Haring: Languages,” the Fales Library at NYU. Proposals sought for papers that offer new approaches to Keith Haring’s work. Submission deadline: September 1, 2013.
Registration is now open for the international symposium: “American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora,” to be held at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., on October 4 – 5. Register at http://www.America-Africa.eventbrite.com
On June 15, in Cambridge/Boston, a film screening of “Painters Painting” (Dir. Emile de Antonio, 1973, 117 min) at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
On June 14 in Boston, a closing reception for “Anna Von Mertens: GOLD! AND OTHER FALLEN EMPIRES,” curated by Kirsten Swenson. The curator and artist will be in attendance.
As part of our Women, Gender, & Academia initiative, SCAHGrad has begun to form working groups in the Boston area around specific areas of inquiry on which to conduct research and take action. Descriptions of the first six working groups are now available.
In Spring 2013, Boston-area members of the Graduate Student Advocacy Committee kicked off a project to research, discuss, and take action on issues of gender in our profession.
On June 1, in Chicago, an artist talk by Abelardo Morell in conjunction with his retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago.
On June 1 in NYC, a “Meet-and-Greet” Skill-Exchange with TimeBanksNYC at Fort Greene Park. See how people are using the timebank to connect with others who have agreed to exchange using time as currency.
We are working on a syllabi sharing project to allow the open exchange of teaching resources related to post-1945 art and theory.
As of Spring 2013, we have active reading groups in Boston and Washington, DC.
On May 31 in NYC, Suhail Malik “On the Necessity of Art’s Exit from Contemporary Art: A History of Negations (Part 3)” at Artists Space.
On May 30 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a tour of Disorientalism’s exhibition “Ready Mix” by its curator Jillian Hernandez, at The Girls Club Collection.
On May 29 in North Miami, FL, “Brown Bagging: Quality is Our Recipe,” an interactive Disorientalism Performance by Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim.
Through July 28 in NYC, Speculations (“The future is ___________”), a series of lectures debates, conversations, and keynotes hosted by Triple Canopy at MoMA PS1. Upcoming events through June 2:
Thru June 29 in Philadelphia, “Lynda Benglis: Everything Flows (1980-2013)” and “Jennifer Bartlett: Chaos Theory (1971-2013)” at Locks Gallery.
On May 23 in Cambridge, MA, “Alan Uglow: A Panel Discussion” with Elena Alexander, Stephen Ellis, and Gregory H. Williams at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Moderated by List curator João Ribas.
On May 11 in NYC, “Cache Cleaner,” an evening of musical and artistic performances in celebration of Triple Canopy’s fifth anniversary at China Chalet. Featuring performances by Maxmilion Dunbar, Masks, My Barbarian, and BFFA3AE. Jon Santos, Michael Magnan (Fatherhood), and RVNG’s Matt Werth will DJ.
On May 11, in NYC, “What Happened to the Institutional Critique?”: James Meyer and Renée Green in conversation at the New Museum.
On May 11 in NYC, “Another Art World Is Possible,” a workshop at NURTUREart Gallery hosted by Arts & Labor.
From May 9 in NYC, an exhibition of new works by Marcia Kure at Susan Inglett Gallery.
TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 8 @ 8pm, the SCAH Boston reading group meets for an experimental workshop on the object(s) of pedagogy. We ask that each participant give a short presentation of an object (or objects) related to his/her current research that was designed or used for teaching. Together, we’ll consider how these objects (understood broadly) […]
CFP for “Abstraction and Anthropomorphism in Postwar and Contemporary Sculpture,” a session at CAA in Chicago, February 2014, chaired by Lisa Lee (University of Chicago) and Kate Nesin (Art Institute of Chicago). Due May 6.
On April 28 in NYC, a special press conference and performance to mark the close of Jon Kessler’s exhibition “The Web” at Swiss Institute.
On April 26 in NYC, “The Art of PixelVision,” a lecture and screening by Peggy Ahwesh at the New Museum.
On April 25, “Art, Writing, Life, Writing, Art,” a talk by Holland Cotter, Senior Art Critic for the New York Times. In the Carl & Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Presentation Room, Brandeis University, at 5pm.
On April 25 in Cambridge, MA, “Criminal Queers,” a BYO film screening and discussion with Chris Vargas and Eric Stanley at the Carpenter Center.
On April 23 in NYC, a talk by artist Julie Mehretu at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. RSVP required.
On April 23 in Cambridge, MA, an ArtisTalk with Doris Salcedo and curator Mary Schneider-Enriquez at the Sackler Museum.
From April 19 in Boston, “GOLD! AND OTHER FALLEN EMPIRES,” an exhibition of works by Anna Von Mertens at the Boston Center for the Arts (Mills Gallery). Curated by Kirsten Swenson.
On Wednesday, April 17 @ 8pm, the SCAH Boston reading group meets to discuss Richard Meyer’s What Was Contemporary Art? E-mail email@example.com for meeting location, details.
CFP for “The Remains of Photography,” a panel at SECAC 2013. Deadline: April 20, 2013.
On Friday, April 5 the SCAH DC reading group met with special guest Richard Meyer to discuss selections from his book, What Was Contemporary Art?, and Howard Singerman’s Art Subjects. For more information about the DC group, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 12 and 13 in Cambridge, MA, “Painting Beyond Itself: The Medium in the Post-Medium Condition.” Participants include David Joselit, Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin Buchloh, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Amy Sillman, R.H. Quaytman, Julie Mehretu, Carol Armstrong, Suzanne Hudson, and more.
On April 10 in Cambridge, MA, a BYO session on “Working Conditions: Paradox of Labor and the Creative Industry” at the Carpenter Center.
On April 4 in London, Adrian Rifkin on “Art Writing, or the perfect dis-union of word and image,” at the Association of Art Historians. Tickets required.
On April 3, in Cambridge/Boston, an ArtisTalk with Ann Hamilton and Mary Schneider Enriquez at Harvard’s Sackler Museum.
On March 27 in Cambridge, MA, a BYO presentation/performance and discussion with Julie Carr and K.J. Holmes on “Dance-Text Collaboration” at the Carpenter Center.
Thru March 22 in London, the Royal College of Art holds its annual mystery postcard sale.
Reminder: Applications for the NYU IFA Summer Institute in Technical Art History (June 10-21, 2013), “Theoretical Subjectivities and the Critical eye,” are due March 25.
On March 19 in Waltham/Boston, a gallery talk with Mark Bradford at the Rose Art Museum.
On Mar 19 in NYC, artist Danh Vo, winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, discusses his exhibition “I M U U R 2″ with Julie Ault and Peter Broda at the Guggenheim.
Tuesday, March 12 @ 8pm: the SCAH Boston Reading Group meets to discuss David Joselit’s After Art. E-mail email@example.com for meeting location, details.
On March 14 in Boston, “The Artist as Typographer,” a lecture by Tom McDonough at Northeastern University.
On March 13 in Waltham/Boston, “Dead Subjects Speak,” an artist talk by Silvia Kolbowski. In The Edie & Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, Brandeis University, 5pm.
On March 14 in Cambridge, MA, Raymond Bellour and Laura Mulvey on cinema and contemporary art at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
On March 12 in NYC, a talk by artist Haim Steinbach at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. RSVP required.
On Mar 10 in NYC, a roundtable at the New Museum on Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present moderated by editors and SCAH founders Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson, and featuring several contributors to the book.
This weekend, “Why Art History Matters: Politics, Ethics, and Objects,” a graduate student conference at Princeton University. Opening & keynote lectures by Hal Foster (“Critical Stakes”, March 8 at 5pm) and James Elkins (“Unresolved Problems in Global Art History”, March 9 at 4:45pm)
The Graduate Student Advocacy Committee is distributing a survey to assess the range of graduate support structures available in Art History PhD programs
The Spring 2013 program for our Boston Reading Group is now available.
Materials from our Spring 2013 Workshop on Women & Gender in Art History, Criticism, and Practice are now available to download.
Materials from our Fall 2012 Small-Group Conversation: Women in Academic Careers are now available to download.
On Mar 7 in NYC, “1974 VOLVO AND THE MISE-EN-SCÈNE,” a lecture by Liam Gillick that explores the mise-en-scène as a model for social and cultural organization. Continued shifts in technology and the rise of Neo-Liberalism are countered by new identifications and subjectivities.
On Mar 5 in NYC, “1963 HERMAN KAHN AND PROJECTION,” a lecture by Liam Gillick which considers 1963 as the pivot for a consideration of projection, both social and political. The rise of insurgency and the consolidation of the scenario as a tool of political and financial control is combined with new models of the […]
On Mar 1 in NYC, artist Zarina in conversation with Andreas Huyssen at the Guggenheim, on the occasion of her retrospective (“Zarina: Paper Like Skin”).
On Feb 28 in NYC, “1948: SKINNER AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION” a lecture by Liam Gillick examining conspiracy, behavioralism, post-war restructuring and the delusions around applied modernism, revealing the various counter measures, both intentional and structural, that shaped the post-war sense of self.
On February 26 in NYC, a lecture by curator Reem Fadda on “The Contemporary History of the UAE Arts Scene,” followed by a conversation with artist Mohammed Kazem at the Guggenheim. Watch the live webcast on ustream.tv/Guggenheim RSVP and see local viewing times on Facebook
On February 26 in NYC, “1820 ERASMUS AND UPHEAVAL,” a lecture by Liam Gillick addressing the immediate aftermath of the French and American revolutions, which leads to new models of work, life and social organization.
Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present, edited by Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson, is now available. Featuring essays by Terry Smith, Irene Small, Michelle Kuo, David Joselit, Caroline Jones, Johanna Burton, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sven Lütticken, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and others.
On February 28, in Boston, a panel discussion with David Joselit, Elisabeth Sussman, Haim Steinbach, Helen Molesworth, and Barbara Lee on This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s at the ICA.
On Feb 13 in Waltham/Boston, “On the matter of abstraction…, An extended caption to figures A & B.” Artist Walead Beshty leads a lecture tour through his exhibition at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis.
On Feb 11 in Waltham/Boston, “On the matter of abstraction…, Introduction,” a lecture by artist Walead Beshty at the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis, exploring the origins of the modern picture.
On Feb 26 & 28, Mar 5 & 7 in NYC, “Creative Disruptions in the Age of Soft Revolutions,” a series of four lectures by Liam Gillick examining a particular genealogy of the modern period that offers a revised understanding of the origins of contemporary art and its analysis.
On February 10, in Boston, artist Deborah Bright on her work in This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s at the ICA.
Summer Institute in Technical Art History for Doctoral Students now accepting applications.
On February 1 in Waltham/Boston, “At Home in the Body,” an artist talk by Janine Antoni. Mandel Center for the Humanities, Brandeis University, Auditorium G03, 2pm.
On January 8 in LA, a talk by artist Lucy Raven in conjunction with the exhibition of her work at the Hammer Museum.
On December 16 in Brooklyn, an artist talk by Harmony Hammond at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.