Events: arts

Style (Again) From Clementi to Pandora

Acclaimed pianist and music historian Professor Nicholas Mathew explores the evolving concept of style in a free public lecture.

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Criticism as Intervention: The Fictions of J. M. Coetzee (ARTS#2004)

Taught by renowned Professor Andrew Gibson, this course focuses on J. M. Coetzee's oeuvre to discuss the politics of critical engagement.

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Thinking Through the Arts

This series of public lectures explores the way different mediums and art forms think materially.

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Provocation #2: Scholarship is the New Conservative

This year, join keynote provocateurs Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Rutherford and James Ley to address our Provocation #2: Scholarship is the New Conservative

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Who Shot the Albatross? Gate-keeping in Australian Culture.

Provocations is an exciting new public forum tackling controversies in the arts and humanities hosted by the JMCCCP. In the first event in this series, professor of migrant and post-colonial literature, Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia), will join Dr Mark Davis (Melbourne University) and award-winning writers Michelle Cahill and Brian Castro to mount a challenge to Australian critical orthodoxies. Provocations #1 will ask: Are cultural institutions receptive to new voices or are in they living in a literary echo-chamber? How do elites govern the cultural field? Are we all inadvertently cultural gate-keepers? Join us for what is sure to be a lively debate. To register, visit eventbrite.

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Why Do Things Break: A Creative Symposium

Why do things break, fall apart, fall down, disintegrate, splinter, corrode, degenerate, devolve?  Aristotle observed that if we make things out of brass they become brazen, if we make things out of gold they become golden, arguing that the suffix demonstrates the new element that has been introduced through the act of making. But what about the act of breaking? Do we make braken things or are they just broken? And who is the ‘we’ that makes and breaks? What forces drive the world’s relentless breaking? What makes us broken and breaks the things we make?

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