07 março
Open lecture | John Mateer
JOHN MATEER © Daniel Terkl
John Mateer
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, for three decades John Mateer has been based in Australia, in Perth and Melbourne. During that time he has written for most Australian art publications and several newspaper. For eight years he was a frequent contributor to Art Monthly Australia. His criticism has also appeared in a range of literary magazines and in Asian Art Review (Hong Kong), Art Radar (Taiwan) and Frieze (UK). His contributions to books include essays on Domenico de Clario, Ian Fairweather, Tom Nicholson, among others. In the early 2000s he was involved in the development of The South Project which aimed to build networks between Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America. In recent years, as a curator, he has produced exhibitions focused on Australia and the Indian Ocean/South-East Asia region: In Confidence: Reorientations in Recent Art (2013) for Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Invisible Genres (2016) for the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University; the latter being complemented with talks and screenings and documented with a book in collaboration with the Dutch art historian Arvi Wattel. Currently he is developing a cycle of screenings focused on artist/filmmakers from Africa, Europe and Portugal.
21 fevereiro
Open lecture | Hannah Sigur
2016, #4173, Hannah Sigur, Academic Year Adjunct Instructor,  Art and Art History Department, faculty, female,
Hannah Sigur
From 2002-2017 Hannah Lubman Sigur taught at universities in the San Francisco Bay Area in the USA. From 1978 – 1982, and 1994-1995, she resided in East and Southeast Asia. Now a resident of Lisbon, she is affiliated with the Departamento da História de Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Her initial concentration on the traditional arts of Japan and East Asia evolved into a profound interest in the material culture of internationalism and cross-cultural exchange principally of Meiji Japan with the United States and Europe. Her book, The Influence of Japanese Art on Design (Gibbs Smith, 2008) examines Japonisme, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and early Contemporary design from an American/Japanese perspective. Since 2013 she has focused on the relationship between architecture and national identity conceived for the global eye at international expositions from 1867 – 1915. For a general readership, her essay on the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair’s iconic White City appears in What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events that Changed America Forever, Vol. III (ABC-Cleo, 2010).  For specialists, her “Neoclassicism in Translation: Japan’s Hôôden at the World’s Columbian International Exposition, 1893” appears in Expanding Nationalisms at World’s Fairs: Identity, Diversity and Exchange 1855 – 1914(Routledge 2017).
18 fevereiro
Open lecture | Peter Mark
Peter Mark
Peter Mark is Professor of Art History ‘emeritus’ at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (u.s.) and Professor Convidado at FLUL. He is also invited scholar at the Max-Planck-Institut in Halle, Germany. This spring he will be ‘chercheur invité’ at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. His current research focuses on the dynamics of cultural inter-action and hybridization, both with regard to social structure and economic practices, and also with regard to material culture.