Dechaineaux Lecture Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, HobartSummary:
In recent years there has been growth of interest by creative practitioners in social justice issues and the ethics of creative practices. As such revisiting the manifesto is timely, and indeed there a number of artists in recent years have turned to the manifesto as mode of creative expression.
- Emeritus Professor Carol Gigliotti, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
- Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Collection, University of Sydney
This one-day symposium is aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars within and outside UTAS, and is timed to run during the undergraduate Critical Practices 1A manifesto module.
- Emeritus Professor Carol Gigliotti, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Carol Gigliotti is an author, artist, and scholar whose work focuses on the impact of new technologies on animals and their lives. She is professor emeritus of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University of Design, Vancouver, BC.
She is the editor of the book, Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals and the author of numerous book chapters and journal essays on these topics. Along with Drs Jessica Ullrich, Yvette Watt and Rod Bennison, Carol was involved in the development of the Minding Animals International Guidelines for Animals in Art Exhibitions.
She now lives in Eugene, Oregon and is working on a trade book about the creative lives of animals to be published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Dr Ann Stephen, Senior Curator, University Art Collection, University of Sydney.
Ann Stephen's curatorial career over four decades has been in public and university museums. She joined Sydney University Museums as the senior curator of the University Art Gallery in 2009, and has been responsible for the University Art Collection and developing the art exhibition and publication program.
As President, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (2011–14), Ann has been a mentor for early career academics as well as many colleagues in art history and art curatorship. She has an established national and international publishing record in modernism and conceptual art and in 2015 was invited to join the Scientific Committee of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies.
She has been awarded two ARC grants and many prizes for her academic work. She was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2009. Since 2014, she has been chair of Art Monthly Australasia.
Call for Papers
There is a long history of artist’s manifestos as public declarations of principles, intentions, motives or views. In recent years there has been growth of interest by creative practitioners in social justice issues and the ethics of creative practices. As such revisiting the manifesto is timely, and indeed there a number of artists in recent years have turned to the manifesto as mode of creative expression, including Julian Rosefeldt who produced an extraordinary multi-screen artwork based on manifestos in 2015.
There are limited places in this one-day symposium for presentations of up to 20 minutes in length. We invite submissions via a 300 word abstract and 100 word biography to be emailed no later than February 12 to Yvette.Watt@utas.edu.au
$25 students/unwaged; $35 waged
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea covered by registration fee. All food will be vegan. Please advise of any dietary requirements.