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
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 […]
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 18 at 7:00p the Boston chapter meets at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston to discuss “Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present” and “Adriana Varejão” joined by assistant curator Ruth Erickson and others. If you would like to attend, email Sam Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for readings and details.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> by November 12th.
On January 31 in Boston, the Spring 2014 WiAA (Women in the Academy & Arts) Syllabi and Pedagogy Working Group held its inaugural meeting.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
From November 15 in Cambridge, MA, “Something About Family,” an exhibition of works by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons at the Rudenstine Gallery, W.E.B. DuBois Institute, Harvard University
On Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30pm Mignon Nixon (Courtauld) presents “Sperm Bomb: Art, Feminism, and the American War in Vietnam” at Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Institute. Free, info here.
On Thursday, October 18, at 6pm James Casebere talks about his work at the Carpenter Center at Harvard. Free and info here.
On Wednesday, October 24 at 6pm, artist Kerry James Marshall in conversation with curator Susan Dackerman at Arthur Sackler Museum, Cambridge, MA. Free, info here.
Big, Red & Shiny recently relaunched to the delight of Boston’s contemporary art scene. The blog features multiple insightful posts every day about art world goings-on, and the exhibition and event listings do a great service in collecting announcements from throughout the region. A wonderful resource!
On Saturday, October 6, 4pm, at The Cooper Union, an event of speeches and performances by Krzysztof Wodiczko, A.K. Burns, Doug Ashford, Gregory Sholette, Mary Walling Blackburn + Che Chen, Thom Donovan, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Naeem Mohaiemen, Marina Sitrin, and David Levi Strauss. Free with RSVP.
Video from the April 2012 symposium at the Clark Art Institute on “Art, Theory, and the Critique of Ideology, 1975-1995”, convened by Thomas Crow and Jonathan Katz, is now online.
New Spring 2012 issue of ArtJournal out now, on Pacific Standard Time (PST) and designed by Allen Ruppersberg.
From July 27 in NYC, Alison Klayman’s documentary “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry” at the IFC Center. Director Alison Klayman in person on Fri-Sat, July 27-28 at 7:20 & 9:20, Sun July 29 at 3:15 & 5:15.
Thru August 25th in LA, “Standard Operating Procedures,” curated by Piper Marshall.
On July 28 in Ridgefield, CT, a “fair for knowledge” on “American Fauna” presented by Cabinet Magazine.
On July 26 & July 27 in Boston, a performance of Merce Cunningham’s How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run, with artist Q&A to follow.
Recent work on Rachel Harrison […]
New and upcoming work on Francesca Woodman […]
Recent work on Wangechi Mutu […]
Recent exhibitions by Florian Hecker […]
Recent Andy Warhol literature [….]
Recent work on Alighiero e Boetti […]
Recent work on Thomas Schütte […]
A Markus Lüpertz retrospective in Bonn […]
A new monograph on Ghada Amer […]
Manzoni retrospective at Gagosian […]
Recent work by Anish Kapoor […]
Recent work on Lee Lozano […]
A selection of the most recent books on Gerhard Richter […]
A book on Mike Kelley’s recent work […]
A John Baldessari survey […]
Recent work on Yves Klein […]
Contemporary art dissertations completed, 2009 […]
Notes and links on Marina Abramovic’s recent reception.
According to reports, the painter Sigmar Polke has died of complications from cancer […]
A call for papers on “Utopia Today?” — a conference at the Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans.
A call for papers on “French Theory: reception in the visual arts in the United States between 1965 and 1995.”
The University of Chicago hosts a screening and symposium dedicated to Marcel Broodthaers.
A conference, “Art and the Social: Exhibitions of Contemporary Art in the 1990s,” will take place at Tate Britain on Friday, April 30th.
A symposium at SFMOMA […]
The Smithsonian American Art Museum announces two days of lectures in American Art delivered by the Smithsonian Fellows…