On July 16th in Bristol, a talk by T. J. Demos at the Arnolfini Gallery on Haegue Yang and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
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.”
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.
On June 16th at the Temporary Stedelijk: “Art As Technique: A Conversation With Laura Mulvey.”
On June 15th at the Courtauld, a seminar, “Representations of Girls in Contemporary Art Photography,” with Harriet Riches and Lucy Soutter.
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.
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.”
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?”
On May 17th, the Whitney ISP symposium: “Critical Perspectives on Visual Culture,” with discussants Emily Apter and Benjamin Buchloh.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
On April 27th, a talk by Anton Vidokle at the New School.
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).
On April 21st in La Jolla, “Are Two Heads Better than One? Collaboration in Art and Politics” with Francesca Polletta and Grant Kester.
At ADA in Rotterdam, a reading group from April 5th to 25th: “About Games and Being Serious.”
On April 21st in Cambridge, a talk by Helen Molesworth: “Thoughts on Exhibition Making.”
On April 21st at the Library of Congress, a lecture by Leora Maltz-Leca: “William Kentridge: ‘Stone Age Drawing,’ Cartoon Logic and South Africa’s Process of Change.”
On April 20th in London: “The Politics of Fiction and Post Civil-War Memory Culture in Lebanon,” with T. J. Demos, Shela Sheikh and Faisal Devji.
On April 16th at Artists Space, a panel with David Joselit, Elisabeth Lebovici, and Collier Schorr: “Mark Morrisroe: Photographic Process and Psychic Structure.”
On April 16th in Brooklyn, Phong Bui in conversation with Katy Siegel.
On April 15th at the Deutsche Guggenheim, “A Modest Proposal,” a panel with Yto Barrada, Catherine David, Okwui Enwezor, Bouchra Khalili, and Hito Steyerl.
On April 14th in La Jolla, “The Fruit of Sorrow: A Dialogue on Violence and Representation,” with Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Alvarez, Luis Martín-Cabrera, Cauleen Smith and Grant Kester.
On April 14th at the Walker, Dieter Roelstraete on Goshka Macuga.
On April 14th in Boston, Catherine Opie in conversation with Eileen Myles and Helen Molesworth.
On April 14th at the Moderna Museet, a lecture by Hal Foster: “Creaturely Cobra, Animal Jorn.”
On April 14th and 15th in Moscow, a symposium: “Revisiting Conceptual Art: The Russian Case in an International Context.” (See Artguide.Ru and GIF.Ru.)
On April 12th in Frankfurt, a discussion with Heinz Drügh, Axel Honneth, Christoph Menke, and Juliane Rebentisch: “Kreation und Depression: Freiheit im gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus.”
On April 10th in Berkeley, a conversation with Yvonne Rainer, Anna Sew Hoy, and Julia Bryan-Wilson.
On April 9th at Parsons, a discussion of John Knight with Sabine Breitwieser, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Anne Rorimer, André Rottmann and Simonetta Moro.
On April 8th in Dallas, a lecture by Julian Stallabrass.
On April 8th and 9th in Bern, a conference: “Das Kunstprojekt. Emanzipatorische Praxis & optimiertes Selbstmanagement.”
On April 7th in Chapel Hill, a panel, “Multiple Identities: New Thinking about Recent German Art,” with John J. Curley, Richard Langston, Gregory Williams, and Cary Levine.
On April 7th at Johns Hopkins, a lecture by David Joselit: “Against Meaning.”
On April 7th at the SVA: Lucy Lippard, “Ghosts, the Daily News, and Prophecy: Critical Landscape Photography.”
On April 7th in Austin, lectures by Thomas Y. Levin and Carrie Lambert-Beatty.
On April 6th in Chicago, a lecture by Christine Mehring.
On April 6th in London, a talk by James Elkins on art and religion.
At artforum.com (“Now What?” 3/15/11), Katy Siegel comments on the Now Museum conference. A report by Gillian Sneed (“Now or Newer,” 3/21/11) is online at Art in America.
On April 4th at Dia Chelsea, Josephine Meckseper on Hanne Darboven.
On April 1st to 3rd in San Francisco, a conference: Craft Forward.
On April 1st at the National Academy, a panel with David Carrier, Eva Diaz, Marjorie Welish and David Cohen.
On March 31st at Issue Project Room, “Theoretical: David Joselit in Conversation with Jutta Koether.”
On March 31st at Johns Hopkins, as part of a “Futures Seminar”, a lecture by Molly Warnock: “Transformations of Painting in Postwar France.”
On March 31st at Sotheby’s, a book launch for Globalization and Contemporary Art.
On March 31st at the Davis Museum, Wellesley: Lisa Binder and Chika Okeke-Agulu on El Anatsui.
On March 31st and April 1st in Geneva, a conference: “Figures et méthodes de la transmission artistique: quelle histoire?” [PDF program]
On March 31st at Columbia, a talk by Kaira Cabañas: “Film Studies: Sites of Cinema.”
On March 30th at Berkeley, a talk by Laura Perez: “Between the Museum and the Street: Latin+a(r)t+orio: Bay Area Latin at Arts Now: Thoughts on Community, Art Venues, and Curating.”
On March 30th in Toronto, a talk by Kristina Lee Podesva: “‘Everything is Dangerous’: A Case for the Pamphlet as Criticism.”
On March 30th in London, a conference: “Lawrence Alloway Reconsidered.”
On March 30th and 31st in London, screenings, and talks by Diarmuid Costello and T. J. Demos.
On March 28th to April 1st in Amsterdam: “Cinema Clash Continuum: Film & History in the Age of Godard.”
On March 28th at Tufts, a lecture by Katy Siegel: “Since ’45: Contemporary Art and Art History’s Old Habits.”
On March 27th in London, John C. Welchman on Nathaniel Mellors.