Australia and New Zealand Art Association Annual Conference, Sydney, 12-14 July 2012
Together <> Apart
Relational Models of Curating and Art Making: Local Histories and Indigenous Practices
The nature of contemporary biennales and large-scale recurring exhibitions is that they afford international curators, often from the global ‘North’, opportunities to arrive in cities and temporarily locate their practice within cultural contexts that can be new and unfamiliar. This system produces and supports a whole spectrum of curatorial approaches, from the transitory implementation of pre-formed exhibition themes, to the close curatorial engagement with local histories, politics and ways of knowing.
The 18th Biennale of Sydney: all our relations ‘intends to focus on inclusionary practices of generative thinking, such as collaboration, conversation and compassion, in the face of coercion and destruction’ (de Zegher, 2011). Continue reading
Call for Papers, full details PDF
Our inaugural Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Research Symposium will provide a forumnfor presentations on current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research by staff and graduate students of The University of Melbourne across all schools, centres and departments. Such research will include presentations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars in any field, as well as work by researchers of all backgrounds who are working on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics.
The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for researchers, including graduate students, to present their research proposals or findings, and to establish networks with other researchers within The University of Melbourne. Leaders of research projects may wish to co-‐present with their students. Submissions on interdisciplinary research across all faculties and disciplines are encouraged. The inaugural one-‐day Symposium will highlight research that may bring (or is already bringing) benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Continue reading