Melbourne Art Fair lectures and forums

Posted on August 14, 2014

Thank goodness for the lectures curated by curated by Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor at the School of Culture and Communication and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. When the Art Fair was getting too much, it was really inspiring to trot over the road to Melbourne Museum and listen to the panels he brought together. In addition to the keynote previously mentioned here, I enjoyed very much the talks about the transition between public and private spheres. A highlight was the conversation with Weng-Choy Lee , Singapore independent art critic; Johan Lundh and Aileen Burns, Brisbane Directors, IMA; Nathan Grey, artist and Fiona Hall, artist. I also really enjoyed Skadi Heckmueller, author of Privatzugang, a publication on private collections in the German speaking world, speaking about collections in Berlin, rural Austria and Switzerland. These insightful lectures gave me much to think about and encourage me when this move into the visual arts seems overly daunting.

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