On October 22nd in Oslo, a book launch for Urban Images: Unruly Desires in Film and Architecture.
On October 22nd at Cooper Union, a symposium with Natilee Harren, Nate Harrison, and Yates McKee, finalists for the 2011 Art&Education Papers Prize, co-sponsored by the Society of Contemporary Art Historians.
On October 22 in Austin, Queer State(s): A Symposium, with participants including Jonathan D. Katz, Risa Puleo, Andy Campbell and Chelsea Weathers.
On October 22nd at the National Gallery in Washington, a symposium on Warhol with Thomas Crow, Jonathan Flatley, and Neil Printz.
On October 21st and 22nd in Frankfurt, “Das politische Imaginäre.”
On October 21st in Cambridge, Mass., a conversation with The Otolith Group and T. J. Demos.
On October 21st at MICA, Julia Bryan-Wilson on the AIDS Quilt and its role in AIDS activism.
On October 21st and 22nd in Berlin, “Fluxus Today. Action Art in Performance, Research, Exhibition, Archive.”
On October 20th to 22nd in Warsaw, The Labour of the Multitude? The Political Economy of Social Creativity, with Luc Boltanski, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl and others.
On October 20th in Leeds, a lecture by Nancy Roth on Lucy Skaer: “Translation for a recovered text.”
On October 20th and 21st in Konstanz, “Koerperlichkeit der Abstraktion.”
On October 19th at the National Gallery in Washington, a lecture by Bryan Wolf: “Between the Lines: Philip Guston and ‘Bad Painting.’”‘
On October 19th in Leeds, a symposium on exhibiting the work of Mario Merz, with Dieter Schwarz, Mariano Boggia, Bettina Della Casa, Lara Conte, Alistair Rider, Marlis Gruterich, and Martin Holman.
On October 18th in San Francisco, a talk by Bassam El-Baroni.
On October 18th at Cranbrook, Helen Molesworth on “Dance/Draw.”
On October 18th at The Kitchen, an Yvonne Rainer reading and conversation with Tim Griffin.
On October 18th at the Storefront, Sylvia Lavin and Hal Foster: Kissing vs. Komplex, a “conversation about contemporary relations between art and architecture, and the forces that bring them together.”
On October 18th in Athens, a talk by Kelly Baum on obsolete technologies and anachronistic motifs in contemporary art.
On October 17th at NYU, a talk by Jens Hoffmann: “Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence.”
On October 15th at Harvard, a Josiah McElheny screening and discussion with Helen Molesworth and Melissa Franklin.
On October 14th in Chicago, a symposium on Vision and Communism, with Matthew Jesse Jackson, Tumelo Mosaka, Christopher Heuer, Christina Kiaer, and others.
Veiled Critique: Liu Wei, Guo Xiaoyan, Gunnar B. Kvaran, and moderator Philip Tinari.
On October 13th in Houston, a symposium with Markus Miessen, Hal Foster, Neil Denari, and Ben van Berkel.
On October 13th at MoMA, “Archives, Appropriation, and Montage: Rewriting History and the Personal in Arab Film” with Rania Stephan, Jean-Michel Frodon, Karim Tartoussieh and moderator Glenn D. Lowry.
On October 13th in Paris, Jason Hill: “Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture, 1940–1948.”
On October 13th in Boston, a panel on Dancing in the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010 with Joan Snyder, Helen Molesworth, Patricia Hills and Carrie Moyer (report by John Pyper at Printeresting).
On October 12th in San Francisco, a panel discussion and book launch for Gwen Allen, Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art, with Courtney Dailey, Chris Duncan, Eleanor Hanson, Jeff Khonsary, and moderator Steven Wolf.
On October 12th in San Francisco, a University Challenge style discussion on Fillip 15 with Joseph Del Pesco, Chris Fitzpatrick, Christina Linden, Christian Nagler, Post Brothers, Peta Rake, and moderator Kristina Lee Podesva.
On October 12th at Columbia, a panel discussion on What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters with Udi Aloni, James Schamus, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek and Alisa Solomon.
On October 12th in Atlanta, a talk by Oliver Grau, “MediaArtHistories: Imagery and the Humanities in the 21st Century.”
On October 12th in Zurich, Martha Rosler and Martin Jaeggi.
On October 12th at USC, a talk by Scott Rothkopf.
On October 10th in Berlin, David Medalla and Axel Wieder.
On October 9th at MIT, “Present Past: Contemporary Art and the Uses of History,” with Matthew Buckingham, Jaleh Mansoor, Dieter Roelstraete, Danh Vo, and moderator Tim Griffin.
On October 9th in Karachi, a book launch for Akbar Naqvi, Khujwa Recollected: Autobiographical Essays (Facebook, Dawn, Unicorn Gallery).
On October 8th in Melbourne, a book launch for Simon Gregg, New Romantics: Darkness and Light in Australian Art.
On October 8th in Chicago, “Mining the Wasteland: Land Art’s Legacy in Contemporary Art and Politics,” with Nancy Holt, Matthew Coolidge, Miwon Kwon, Yates McKee, Ann Reynolds, and Branden W. Joseph.
On October 7th in Syracuse, “IMAGES? Precisely!” with James Elkins and Michael Lynch.
In Seoul on October 7th and 8th, “Television, de- inter- trans-.”
On October 7th to 9th at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven: The Autonomy Project Symposium. Participants include Peter Osborne, Maria Gough, Hito Steyerl and Sven Lutticken, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jacques Rancière, Andrea Fraser, and Franco Berardi.
On October 6th at CUNY Graduate Center, Suzanne Anker and Adrien Klein on contemporary art and neuroscience.
On October 5th at Tate Modern, a talk by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh: “Chance and Intention: Gerhard Richter’s Abstractions.”
On October 5th in Philadelphia, a lecture by Hal Foster.
On October 4 in Princeton, Maya Lin on “Time and Memory”.
On October 4th at USC, “Posing Beauty Posing Questions: Visions and Voices,” a panel with Deborah Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Robin D. G. Kelley, and Franklin Sirmans.
On October 4th in Bloomington, a lecture by Siona Wilson: “Working Through War: Aesthetic Repetitions and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Art.”
On October 4th at Columbia, “Framing the Internet” with Alexander Galloway, Anton Vidokle, Bettina Funcke, and moderator Alexander Alberro.
On October 3rd and 4th in New York, a panel discussion and book launch for Utopie: Texts and Projects 1967-1978 with Isabelle Auricoste, Jean-Louis Cohen, Cristina Goberna, Meredith TenHoor, Hubert Tonka, and editors Craig Buckley and Jean-Louis Violeau (Storefront, Maison Française).
On October 1st in Amsterdam, “A Little Less Conversation,” a conference about exhibiting contemporary performance, and a book launch for Conversation Pieces.
On October 1st at P.S. 1, a launch for Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art, with Liam Gillick and a self reflexive Q&A by W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy).
On September 29th and 30th in Vancouver, “The Future of the Contemporary,” with talks by Luis Camnitzer, Jaleh Mansoor, Nicolas Bourriaud, Clementine Deliss, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Saloni Mathur, and others.
On September 29th in Austin, a lecture by Robin Greeley: “The Logic of Disorder: Sculptural Materialism of Abraham Cruzvillegas.”
On September 29th in Chicago, a panel discussion with Christopher Heuer, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Tumelo Mosaka, and Stephanie Smith on “Vision and Communism.”
On September 29th at Harvard, a panel discussion on Pavel Schmidt’s Franz Kafka – Verschrieben & Verzeichnet with John Hamilton, Stanley Corngold, Judith Ryan, Andreas Kilcher, and Almut-Barbara Renger.
On September 28th in Rochester, a talk by James Elkins: “Visual Practices Across the University.”
On September 27th in Chicago, a lecture by Rhea Anastas.
On September 26th at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Michael Rakowitz on recent and past projects.
On September 24th in Montreal, a book launch for Christine Redfern and Caro Caron, Who is Ana Mendieta?
On September 24th at Dia:Beacon, Kaira Cabañas on Blinky Palermo.
On September 23rd at the National Gallery in Washington, a symposium on Nam June Paik; participants include Christine Mehring, Stephen Vitiello, and Harry Cooper.
On September 22nd at SVA, Robert Storr: “Making It Visible.”
On September 22nd in Austin, Mari Rodríguez, “Conspiracies of Interventions. The 1970s in Colombia” and Dorota Biczel, “La Cantuta Archive a Peruvian Case.”
On September 22nd and 23rd in London, Travelling Lines: Drawing as an Itinerant Practice, with Tanya Barson, Christian Rattemeyer, Moacir dos Anjos, Ellen Gallagher, and others.
On September 22nd in Oslo, a symposium: A Thousand Eyes – Media Technology, Law, and Aesthetics.
On September 22nd in Princeton, artist Christian Boltanski in conversation with biographer and critic Mark Stevens: “Things Go On.”
On September 21st in Baltimore, a talk by James Meyer on “a narrative of the artist-traveler— an artist who stages his or her mobility as part of an artwork.”
On September 21st in Amsterdam, a book launch for Janneke Wesseling, ed., See It Again, Say It Again: The Artist As Researcher (Valiz, 2011).
On September 20th in Sydney, a book launch for Alan Krell, Burning Issues: Fire in Art and the Social Imagination.
On September 17th in Istanbul, “Art as Media as Display,” with Hedwig Fijen, Katarina Gregos, Nazim Dikbaş and Marieke van Hal.
On September 17th, a symposium at Dia:Beacon: “Franz Erhard Walther’s First Work Set: Actions, Instructions, and Presence, 1963–1969.” Participants include Gregory H. Williams, Anne Rorimer, Erik Verhagen, Rachel Haidu, and Barbara Clausen.
On September 16th at the Guggenheim, “States of Emergency: The Agency of Objects, ca. 1970,” a symposium organized by Alexandra Munroe and David Joselit; participants include Stefano Chiodi, Romy Golan, Nicolas Guagnini, Amelia G. Jones, Branden Joseph, Lee Ufan, and Mika Yoshitake.
On September 15th at SVA, Sabine Flach: “Art as Knowledge Production.”
On September 15th in West Hollywood, a book launch and film screening with Juli Carson and Bruce Yonemoto.
On September 15th in Vienna, a book launch for Sabine Hochrieser, Michael Kargl, Birgit Rinagl, and Franz Thalmair, eds., Content / Form / Im-material—Five Years of CONT3XT.NET.
On September 15th in Melbourne, a book launch for Grace McQuilten, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design.
On September 13th to 16th in Madrid, “Art Criticism: Discrepant Accounts.”
On September 10th in Amsterdam, a launch for Guerrilla Art Action Group, 1969-1976 and Discipline.
On September 10th in Berlin, “Thinking Through Painting” with Isabelle Graw and Peter Geimer.
On September 9th in London, a conversation with James Casebere, Mark Godfrey and James Hilty.
On September 8th in Stockholm, a lecture by Terry Smith: “Contemporary Art: World Currents.”
On September 8th at the Art Institute of Chicago, a talk by Homi K. Bhabha: “Culture and Security.”
On September 7th in Venice, a lecture by Judith Butler: “The Politics of the Street and New Forms of Alliance.”
On September 7th in St. Louis, Richard Meyer, “Quarantined: Alice Austen and the Secret History of Photography.”
On September 6th at the MMK in Frankfurt, Simon Njami, Tania Bruguera, and Maria Hlavajova on the educational turn.
On September 4th at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, a panel, “Blue Eyes Looking At China,” with Zhou Rong, John van de Water, Daan Roggeveen and Harry den Hartog.
On September 3rd in Stockholm, a lecture by Simon Sadler and panel with Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Karolina Keyzer, Elin Strand Ruin: “Situation: City.”
Announced in CAA News: The Distinguished Scholar Session at the 2012 annual conference will honor Rosalind Krauss, with a panel, “The Theoretical Turn,” whose participants will include Yve-Alain Bois, Harry Cooper, Jonathan Crary, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, and Hal Foster.
On September 1st in San Francisco, a panel discussion on Six Lines of Flight: Tangier, Beirut, Cali, Ho Chi Minh City, Cluj, San Francisco.
On September 1st in Zurich and September 13th in Berlin, book launches for Jörg Huber, Burkhard Meltzer, Heike Munder and Tido von Oppeln, eds., It’s Not a Garden Table. Kunst und Design im erweiterten Feld (JRP Ringier, 2011).
On August 25th and 26th in Buenos Aires, “Systems, Actions and Processes. 1965–1975,” a colloquium with Alexander Alberro, Fernando Davis, Hervé Fischer, Cristina Freire and Ana Longoni.
On August 19th in Malta, a book launch for Joseph Paul Cassar, Pioneers of Modern Art in Malta.
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].
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.”
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.
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.
On July 19th in Berlin, a book launch for Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art.