2013 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand
(AAANZ) conference: ‘Inter-discipline’

2013 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand
(AAANZ) conference: ‘Inter-discipline’

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne

Bianca Hester, a world fully accessible by no living being, 2011.  A three-part project including an architectural construction at Federation Square, a broadsheet distributed freely (2000 copies), and a series of propositions performed over a two-week period in November 2011. Image detail: cinder block wall, Saturday November 19th, 2011. Photo: Bianca Hester.

September 19, 2013
2013 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand(AAANZ) conference: ‘Inter-discipline’

7–9 December 2013

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The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) presents ‘inter-discipline,’ a three-day conference to be held in Melbourne on December 7 to December 9 2013 at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

The conference will focus on the theme, ‘inter-discipline’, which explores the past, present, future of Art, including its practices, threats and histories. Are we, as some have argued, all working in the intersections of disciplines, being ‘interdisciplinary’, or do we have sharply defined conditions of disciplinary practices? The conference theme encourages critical perspectives that challenges the term, ‘inter-disciplinary’, inviting innovative research on the practice of art—what it means to work between, under, through and without discipline; research and discipline; threats and promises; “inter”—; —subjectivity, —pretation, —lace, —face, —sect, —grate. ‘Interdiscipline’ invites a broad set of practitioners, independent scholars, interdisciplinary artists, curators, museum educators, students and higher degree researchers across the fields of Architecture, Design, Art, Art History & Theory, Curatorship and Museum Studies, to address and participate in key issues of concern and points of intersection between the disciplines.

The conference will feature the insights of two eminent keynote speakers, Professor David Joselit and Professor Irit Rogoff. Professor Joselit is a leading scholar and critic who has written about pivotal movements in modern art ranging from Dada to the emergence of globalization and new media; he contributes regularly to Artforum and Art in America, and is currently Carnegie Professor and Chair of the History of Art department at Yale University and an editor of October.  Professor Joselit was also curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Irit Rogoff is a professor at Goldsmiths, University of London in the department of Visual Cultures, which she founded in 2002. Professor Rogoff is an outstanding visual theorist, writer and curator who has co-written a range of seminal texts exploring visual culture, contemporary art and critical theory. Postgraduate researchers working across Architecture, Art, Art History & Theory, Curatorship, Design and Museum Studies, will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive Master classes with the keynote speakers at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Full registration includes attendance at all conference sessions; two keynote lectures by Professor David Joselit and Professor Irit Rogoff; AAANZ book/catalogue prize event; PhD graduate prize event; conference social party; attendance to the Victorian College of the Arts MFA exhibition; morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch on 8 December and 9 December.

Dates: 7–9 December 2013
Website: aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2013-conference
Facebook: facebook.com/AAANZConference2013
Contact: [email protected]

With thanks to our sponsors for their help, encouragement and support towards this conference. The 2013 AAANZ Conference, Inter-discipline is proudly supported by the National Gallery of Victoria, The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), School of Culture and Communication – University of Melbourne, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and the RMIT Design Hub.

Keynote speaker supported by AICA International Association of Art Critics, Australia.

The AAANZ Conference is made possible by the VCA Master Teacher program, supported by the State Government through Arts Victoria.

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