Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Arts
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano If... so... then 2006 (still) DVD, 7:47min Monash University Collection, purchased 2007 Courtesy of the artists, Anna Schwartz Gallery and Monash University Museum of Art
Collaboration has fostered ground-breaking innovations in the visual arts during the 20th and 21st centuries. The conference focuses on the dynamics of collaborative experiments and reciprocal exchanges by modern and postmodern artists. It will explore creative partnership in social and historical contexts, discursive and ideological frames, and gender. It seeks to formulate new methodologies in the study of artistic collaboration, to shed light on creative co-operation and to provide critiques of traditional models of authorship.
30 September - 1 October 2010
Monash Conference Centre
Level 7, 30 Collins Street
Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Friedman, Swinburne University of Technology
Community, Culture, Context: The Three Cs of Fluxus
Ken Friedman is Professor of Design Theory and Strategic Design at Swinburne University of Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Design. Active since 1966 in the international laboratory known as Fluxus, he is also a practicing artist and designer. Friedman had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1966. He is represented in major museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Modern, London and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. In 2007, Loughborough University awarded Friedman the degree of D.Sc. honoris causa for outstanding contributions to design research. His most recent solo exhibition took place at Stendhal Gallery, New York in 2009.
Monet's 'Angel': The Painting Partnership of Claude and Blanche Monet
Dr Janine Burke, Monash University (Australia)
Dr Burke is an art historian, curator, critic and novelist. She is the author of The Gods of Freud: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection (2006). In conjunction with the Freud Museum London, she curated 'An Archaeology of the Mind: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection' for Monash University Museum of Art and Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney (2007-2008). Source: Nature's Healing Role in Art and Writing was published in 2009. Her current project is 'Being Geniuses Together: Artist Couples, Communities and Collaborations' which explores, among others, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, and the Papunya Tula Aboriginal community. She holds a research fellowship jointly in the School of Political and Social Inquiry and in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies.
Collaborations in Modern and Postmodern Visual Art is partly sponsored by Social and Aesthetics Research Unit (SARU), School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University.