A review by J. J. Charlesworth of Khonsary and O’Brian, eds., Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism.
In the Los Angeles Times, David L. Ulin reviews Bruce Jenkins, Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect.
On August 13th at Dia: Beacon, Gabriela Rangel on Bruce Nauman.
On August 11th to 14th at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Visible Evidence 18 conference. There is a blog, a program PDF, and a list of presentations.
On August 11th to 13th in Canberra, a conference: “The World and World-Making in Art” [program PDF].
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.
On July 6th in Melbourne, a lecture by James Elkins: “Art and Science: Issues in Cross-Disciplinary Research, or Why Artists Don’t Speak to Scientists.”
On July 1st at the Städelschule, “Art and Subjecthood: a Conference on the Return of the Human Figure in Semiocapitalism,” with Isabelle Graw, Hal Foster, Caroline Busta, Michael Sanchez, Ina Blom, and Jutta Koether.
On June 30th in Venice: “Forensic Aesthetics,” a lecture by Eyal Weizman.
On June 30th at Cooper Union, a talk by Brian Holmes: “Post-Fordisms and Culture.”
On June 29th at MoMA, a panel discussion on Harun Farocki with Sabine Breitwieser, Farocki, Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, and Tom McDonough.
From June 27th to July 3rd in Antibes, “Looking at Contemporary Art Through Eyes Trained on the Past.”
On June 27th and 28th in Vienna, “‘Wahrheit ist Arbeit’ – Produktionsformen in Kunst und Ökonomie.”
On June 25th in Folkestone, “Common Skies, Divided Horizons,” with contributions from among others Saskia Sassen, T. J. Demos, Nina Möntmann, and J. J. Charlesworth.
On June 25th in Rotterdam, “Reframing the New Topographics in Europe,” a symposium with among others Britt Salvesen, Eric de Chassey and John Rohrbach.
On June 22 in Bochum, a symposium: “Kollektive Auftrittsformen – Partizipation, Performance, Politik.”
Online at East of Borneo: Howard Singerman, “Excellence and Pluralism” (2002).
At 491, Pac Pobric interviews Harry Cooper.
The Getty Research Institute has acquired the Harald Szeemann archive and library (press release; LA Times).
In Chicago Art Magazine, W. Keith Brown discusses Mark Bradford in Chicago.
On June 18th at the Moderna Museet, an experimental conference on art and science to challenge the mid-summer sun.
On June 17th in Durham, “Viewing and Reading the Photographs of The Family of Man” (PDF program online).
On June 17th in Nijmegen, Netherlands, the Platform moderne Kunst graduate symposium.
At greg.org, Greg Allen considers the exhibition and reception history of Robert Rauschenberg’s 1953 Erased De Kooning Drawing.
On June 16th at the Temporary Stedelijk: “Art As Technique: A Conversation With Laura Mulvey.”
At Metropolis M, Nguyen Vu Thuc Linh reports on the Post/Autonomia conference in Amsterdam.
On June 15th at the Courtauld, a seminar, “Representations of Girls in Contemporary Art Photography,” with Harriet Riches and Lucy Soutter.
At Art:21, Caroline Picard interviews Anne Wilson.
At Kunstkritikk, Jon-Ove Steihaug reports on “The Outside Chance of Art Criticism” (see here).
On June 11th at Dia:Chelsea, sponsored by Triple Canopy and Printed Matter, “Volume Number: On Artists’ Publications,” with Gwen Allen, Paul Chan, Angie Keefer, Matt Keegan, David Platzker, and Colby Chamberlain; and, on June 10th at Printed Matter, a book launch for Allen, Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art.
On June 11th in Los Angeles, a book launch for Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein, eds., The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art.
On June 11th at the New Museum, Rachel Haidu on the work of Marcel Broodthaers.
On June 9th at the Temporary Stedelijk: “Exploring the Transnational.”
On June 9th at the Temporary Stedelijk: “Exhibitions Exhibited,” with Margriet Schavemaker, Reesa Greenberg, Christel Vesters, Hripsimé Visser, and Julia Robinson.
Online at Cac.ophony, Stamatina Gregory reviews the “Art Speech” symposium at MoMA.
On June 5th and 6th in Venice, “Art as a Thinking Process” [PDF schedule online].
On May 30th and 31st in Paris, “Au nom de l’art. Enquête sur le statut ambigu des appellations artistiques de 1945 à nos jours.”
On May 27th to 29th in Berlin, “Re-Touching McLuhan – The Medium is the Massage.”
At Kunstkritikk, Kim West on Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen & Jakob Jakobsen, Expect Anything, Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere, 2011, and Jacob Lillemose interviews Lars Bang Larsen on Dissipated Being, 2010.
Online at Kunstkritikk.no, a report by Geir Haraldseth on the symposium New Methods, Nuevos Metodos, Novos Metodos, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.
On May 25th at Witte de With, a lecture by Monika Szewczyk: “The Empty Center.”
On May 23rd at the Städelschule, a lecture by Eyal Weizman: “Forensic Aesthetics, the Sequel.”
Published online at YouTube by Hauser and Wirth, a symposium on Ida Applebroog’s work with Tamar Garb, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Applin, and Elisabeth Lebovici.
On May 22nd at pro qm in Berlin, “Aesthetics and Contemporary Art: A conversation with Armen Avanessian, Etienne Balibar, John Rajchman und Luke Skrebowski.”
On May 21st and 22nd in Brussels, a symposium and lecture on Sven Augustijnen’s Spectres, with Hilde van Gelder, T. J. Demos and Mark Godfrey.
On May 20th at The Artist’s Institute, a discussion with Lynne Cooke, David Reed, and Katy Siegel on Jo Baer.
On May 20th in Canterbury, The Jester-Curator Symposium.
On May 19th in Oslo: “The Outside Chance of Art Criticism,” with Anton Vidokle, Fredrik Svensk, Jennifer Allen, and Chus Martinez.
On May 18th at Witte de With, a lecture by Nicolaus Schafhausen: “The Danger of Mediocrity.”
On May 18th at Cooper Union, a talk by Claire Bishop: “Participation and Spectacle: Where Are We Now?”
In the Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui and Katy Siegel discuss her book, Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art.
On May 17th, the Whitney ISP symposium: “Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture,” with discussants Emily Apter and Benjamin Buchloh.
In El Pais, Pedro da Cruz reviews Tony Godfrey, Painting Today (Phaidon).
On May 16th at Stanford, a talk by Rachel DiNitto: “The Transnational Politics of Murakami Takashi’s Collaborative Art.”
On May 15th in Santa Fe, a book launch for Nancy Holt: Sightlines.
On May 15th in Amsterdam, a conversation with Omer Fast and Sven Lütticken.
On May 15th at the Cooper Union, Forgotten Spaces: A Film Screening and Conversation with Allan Sekula, Benjamin Buchloh, and David Harvey.
Recently published by Reaktion: Victor Burgin, Parallel Texts: Interviews and Interventions About Art.
In the Brooklyn Rail, John Ganz reviews Terry R. Myers, ed., Painting.
At Open Letters Monthly, John Cotter on Chris Kraus, Where Art Belongs.
On May 11th in Houston, a lecture by João Ribas: “The Belated Owl – Curating and the Contemporary.”
On May 11th at the Städelschule, a talk by Juliane Rebentisch: “Participation in Art: 10 Theses.”
On May 11th to 14th in Brussels, a conference: “French Theory : réception dans les arts visuels aux États-Unis entre 1965 et 1995.”
A call for papers for the 10th International Conference of the Nordic Society for Intermedial Studies (NorSIS), on 26-28 October 2011 in Trondheim: Media Acts. Keynote speakers include Jacques Rancière and James Elkins.
On May 9th at Stanford, a lecture by Richard Meyer: “Quarantined: Alice Austen and the Secret History of American Art.”
On May 7th at Rachel Uffner gallery, Hilary Harnischfeger in conversation with Suzanne Hudson.
On May 7th at Participant Inc., “Witnessing Survival AIDS” includes talks by Julia Bryan-Wilson and David Deitcher.
Online at the Northwestern Art Review: Margaret Whitesides, “Race, Light and Visibility in Glenn Ligon’s Excerpt.”
On May 4th in Berlin, a lecture by Isabelle Graw: “Die Liebe zur Malerei. Genese eines Glaubenssystems.”
On May 3rd at the Hirshhorn, a lecture by Suzanne Hudson on Blinky Palermo.
Two events at Oxford (program; poster): On May 2nd, Thomas Struth on picture-making, and on May 5th, a symposium: “Do Pictures Contribute to Identity and Cultural Difference?” with Glenn D. Lowry, James Lingwood, Charlotte Cotton, Neil MacGregor, and Penelope Curtis.
On April 30th at the Staedelschule, a talk by Jan Verwoert: “Corruption. Care. Magic.”
Online at Africa South Art Initiative: Anitra Nettleton, “Modernist Primitivism and Indigenous Modernisms: Transnational Discourse and Local Art Histories.”
On April 29th in Brussels, a panel with Binna Choi, Dora Garcia, Andrea Phillips, Jonas Staal and Wouter Davidts: “Social Contract or Survival of the Fittest? Debate on interdependency and responsibility in the arts in times of crisis.”
On April 29th and 30th at the University of Chicago, “The Lives of Things” ; participants include Christy Anderson, Wendy Chun, Leora Auslander, and Christine Mehring.
On April 29th at NYU, the IFA-GSAS Forum on Forms of Seeing Annual Symposium.
On April 28th at Columbia, a lecture by Michael Hardt on love and politics, in conjunction with the exhibition “Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming.”
On April 28th in Boston, a symposium on video art in Germany with Ute Meta Bauer, Gregory Williams, Judith Barry, and Joe Ketner.
Art in the Streets opens this month at L.A. MoCA. The catalog (Rizzoli) is by Jeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.
On April 27th, a talk by Anton Vidokle at the New School.
At ArtClair.com, a profile of Villa Medicis director Éric de Chassey.
Online at the Nka blog, a roundtable: “Contemporary African Art and the Museum.”
In Atlanta on April 22nd and 23rd, a symposium: “Critical Encounters.”
On April 22nd at the Guggenheim, a lecture by Ellen McBreen: “‘I Paint the Differences Between Things:’ Matisse, Photography, and African Sculpture.”
On April 22nd and 23rd at Princeton, a conference: “BEND! Photography, Gender and the Politics of Representation” (PDF poster).
In the New York Review of Books, Zadie Smith on Christian Marclay.