SCAH Boston will meet on Thursday, February 25th at 7pm, to screen a selection of talks recorded at a recent Smithsonian conference on “Transnational American Art History.” You can find the program here. Location is near Harvard Square (for the first eight folks to respond). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for exact address. On a different note, if you […]
SCAH Boston will meet Wed, December 16 at 7pm near Porter Sq to discuss installation strategies examined in: Claire Bishop, Radical Museology (2013) and Richard Meyer on the Met’s new modern galleries (Artforum Nov 2015). If joining, please RSVP to email@example.com for details and readings.
The Boston chapter will meet on Nov 13th and 14th at the MIT List Visual Arts Center for a keynote by Thomas Hirschhorn and panel discussions on public art. View event details and register here.
SCAH Boston chapter will meet this Thursday, September 24th, at 5pm for the opening of a new mural by Lawrence Weiner on the Greenway near South Station. All are welcome. Discussion of architecture-as-readymade and site specificity to follow. If you would like a copy of the short pre-circulated reading, email Samuel Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Laylah Ali discusses John Brown Song! (2013), an online project commissioned by the Dia Art Foundation on Wednesday, May 6, 5pm at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Room B-04
For the last meeting of the semester, Emily Zilber, the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, will take us through the exhibition “Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics.” Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:00-5:00pm (admission charge is voluntary at this time) Museum of Fine Arts, Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro […]
The next discussion in Boston will revolve around Huey Copeland’s pioneering book Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America (Chicago, 2013). First we will attend a lecture by Copeland: When: Thursday, March 26 at 5:30p Where: Carpenter Center, Level 0, Room B04, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138 Almost two weeks later we will […]
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On 5 February 2015 at 2:30 the Boston chapter will meet at the newly re-opened Harvard Art Museums to view and discuss the installation with curator of modern and contemporary collections, Sarah Kianovsky. If you are interested in attending, email Samuel Adams at email@example.com for readings and details.
On December 9 at 12:30p the Boston chapter will meet at the Rose Art Museum to view and discuss an exhibition of new work by Mark Bradford with museum director and art historian Chris Bedford. If you are interested in attending, email Sam Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org for readings and details.
Linda Nochlin, NYU, speaks on “Gericault, Goya, and the Representation of Misery after the Industrial Revolution.” Room 133, Barker Center. Details at http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/gericault-goya-and-representation-misery-after-industrial-revolution
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard University’s Cultural Agents Initiative host a conversation with Grant Kester, Professor of Art History, and Director of the University Art Gallery at the University of California, San Diego. Kester is a leading figure in the development of critical frameworks to address “relational” or “dialogical” art practices. Details at http://www.mfa.org/programs/special-event/colloquium-grant-kester
On November 19 in Boston, the SCAHGrad reading group will convene to discuss questions of the contemporary and contemporaneity with readings by Terry Smith, Giorgio Agamben, and others. For details and PDFs of the readings, email Sam Adams <email@example.com> by November 12th.
November 19, 7:00pm – First Meeting, 240 Heath St #102, Boston Discussion of pre-circulated texts on the contemporary and contemporaneity. December 4, 7:00pm – Gallery Visit: The Rose Art Museum (free admission) “Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters” Discussion with Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director Readings will be pre-circulated December 11, 7:00pm – Gallery Visit: The Institute […]
On September 18 in Washington DC, Wendy Bellion gives the Charles C. Eldredge Prize Lecture, “‘Here Trust Your Eyes’: Visual Illusion and the Early American Theater” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. SAAM is also now accepting nominations for the 2015 Eldredge Prize, due December 1.
On April 25 in NYC, “Making and Unmaking the Global,” a panel and discussion at CCNY with Alexandra Munroe, Shahzia Sikander, and Jorge Daniel Veneciano, moderated by James Elkins.
On February 28 in NYC, “Is Contemporary Art History?“, a workshop at NYU IFA. RSVP required.
On February 6 in DC, the SCAHGrad DC reading group meets to hear a paper on Lynda Benglis by guest speaker Bibiana Obler (George Washington University). If you are interested in getting involved with the DC group, e-mail Jennifer Quick (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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 […]
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.
On October 10 in Princeton, “Dadanimation, the Human, and the Contemporary Art of War,” a lecture by Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania).
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.
On October 3, “Print Culture: Past, Present, and Future,” a symposium at Brandeis. Organized by Lori Cole.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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) […]
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Spring 2013 program for our Boston Reading Group is now available.
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.
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.
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.
On December 8 in NYC, Ann Hamilton speaks about her installation, ‘the event of a thread,’ at Park Avenue Armory.
ArtisTalk: Katharina Sieverding M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Katharina Sieverding, in conversation with Lynette Roth, Daimler-Benz Associate Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums 6:00pm – 8:00pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
On Dec 4 in NYC, a discussion beetween artist Liam Gillick, librarian and archivist Ann Butler, and property lawyer Britton Payne at the Drawing Center, in relation to the exhibition In Deed: Certificiates of Authenticity in Art (up through December 16).
On December 5 in Miami, art historian Jillian Hernandez and artist Rachel Lachowicz in dialogue. Wednesday, December 5 @ 11:30 am, PULSE Miami Lounge, 1400 N. Miami Ave.
On November 28 and 29 in Rotterdam, and streaming online, “I am For an Art Criticism That…”, a symposium on the use and influence of arts writing today.
On November 30 in Chicago, a symposium “On Steve McQueen,” featuring Stuart Corner, Darby English, Rachel Haidu, and Linda Norden.
On November 30 in NYC, opening reception and concert relating to the exhibition “Maja Bajevic: To Be Continued”, at the CUNY Graduate Center, James Gallery.
On November 30 in NYC, “The Status of Sound: Writing Histories of Sonic Art” at CUNY Graduate Center. Featuring a roundtable discussion with Christopher Cox, Hampshire College; David Grubbs, Brooklyn College; Branden W. Joseph, Columbia University; Marina Rosenfeld, Artist.
On Wednesday, November 28 at 6pm, Room B04,Tyler School of Art’s Critical Dialogues series will be featuring Hans Haacke.
On December 2 in NYC, a keynote address by Claire Bishop at “Critical Information”, a conference hosted by the School of Visual Arts MFA in Art Criticism & Writing.
On November 28 in Boston, a lecture by Larry Shiner “Art’s Abject Other? Or the New Cool? Rethinking the Art/Craft Dichotomy ”
CFP for OCAD University Graduate Conference “TOO SOON: The Contemporary As Method.” March 14-15, 2013, in Toronto, ON. Submissions due by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 30th.
On November 29 in Boston, a lecture by Dr. Stephen Little, “The Strange Tale of the Richard Lane Collection”
On November 18 in Boston, a gallery talk by art historian Claire Grace on This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s at the ICA.
On November 15 in Cambridge, Tomás Saraceno on a panel with Nader Tehran and Anton Garcia-Abril on “Moving Beyond Materiality” at MIT. Free and open to the public, but tickets are required and seating is limited.
On Saturday, November 3: “What does accumulation do to us?” The Great Bare Mat & Exchange is a specially commissioned program of conversations at the Gardner Museum. The program consists of a set of four ‘exchanges’ in Calderwood Hall, each involving four speakers, with Raqs Media Collective as moderators. Saturday the four corners of the carpet […]
On October 30, 2012, at 7pm, a film screening of “The Nine Muses” and discussion with British filmmakers John Akomfrah and Lina Gopaul and artist Renée Green. Free and open to the public with reserved tickets.
FRAMING AMERICAN ART Six leading scholars in the field of American Art History present their current research, discuss their methodologies, and interrogate the state of the field. November 10, 20102 Taylor 203 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Program 10:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks 10:20 ERIKA DOSS, Professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame Memorial Mania: […]
Reflecting on some of the unintended consequences of the successful campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Belkin notes that the strategies he pursued required him to glorify both the military and American foreign policy more broadly, thus adding to the ever-increasing militarization of American culture and politics. Bring Me Men is his effort to […]