Public Lecture #4: Mike Parr

We are honoured to announce our next speaker, Mike Parr.

Mike Parr is widely regarded as one of the most successful Australian artists of his generation. His work is imbued with a strongly cathartic presence, a direct result of his personally demanding working processes. Mike Parr has realised over 1000 works within the context of his self-imposed ‘Self-Portrait’ series, in a range of media that includes performance, installation, sculpture, drawing, drypoint etching and photography.

Parr is a captivating public speaker. His performance works have often tested the limits of the artist’s own body and often impact deeply on his audiences. In his performance entitled Close the Concentration Camps , 2002, Parr had his lips sewn together in solidarity with refugees in Australia’s detention centres. His representation in the 2005 Sherman Galleries exhibition ‘Text Me: An Exploration of Body Language’ similarly referenced the inhumane treatment of Australia’s detainees.

Mike Parr has exhibited prodigiously both in Australia and internationally, and been represented in important exhibitions in Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. He was included in the 12th Biennale of Sydney (2000) and the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Contemporary Photo-media (2004). In 2005, the Newcastle Region Art Gallery held the survey exhibition, ‘CUT YOUR THROAT AN INCH AT A TIME: A Survey of the Works of Mike Parr 1970-2005’, including 30 major works, a site-specific live performance and new sculptural installation.

In 2005-06, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, exhibited a major survey of Parr’s prints, while also representing his work in its exhibition of international contemporary self-portraits; confirming his position as one of Australia’s most important and challenging artists. A catalogue raisonné of Mike Parr’s work on DVD-ROM was in production in 2006.

(http://www.daao.org.au/bio/mike-parr/)

Mike Parr
Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2015 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Public Lecture #2: Técha Noble

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Public Lecture #3: Técha Noble

Técha Noble’s solo practice plays with performances of gender, tropes of pop culture and systems of cultural power. She is a founding member of The Kingpins, whose work uses drag performance and immersive installation to subvert mainstream culture.

CRYSTAL ROMEO re-examines the colourful and debated legacy of Australian artist Norman Lindsay as a lens to explore themes of decorative typology, animism and puppetry. Noble worked with fashion model Casey Legler to explore the mechanised quality of human movement, editing her gestures to create a manipulated version of her body that recall early photographic experiments. A video of collaged landscapes rendered in glitter reanimates Lindsay’s Blue Mountains, both enhancing and effacing the natural world in multi-faceted and reflective surfaces. Together with a series of etchings that recall Lindsay’s own iconic characters, this exhibition constructs a fantasy world that reclaims the Symbolist ideology and applies it towards a radicalised vision of landscape and body.

Técha Noble
Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2015 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Técha Noble at UTS Gallery

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PSM casual staff member Técha Noble will open her new exhibition CRYSTAL ROMEO at UTS Gallery March 10.

Catch the show before her public lecture on March 16.

Full details here.

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Nicholas Shearer and Finn Marchant in “Screen Romance”

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2014 PSM Honours graduates Nicholas Shearer and Finn Marchant are exhibiting in the new show “Screen Romance” at Archive Space in Newtown. Opens Wednesday March 4, 6-8pm.

More information here.

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Public Lecture #2: Fake Industries Architectural Agonism

Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (FKAA) is an entity of variable boundaries and questionable taste that provides architectural tools to mediate between citizens and institutions, the public sphere and disciplinary knowledge. Created by Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau from their headquarters in New York, Sydney and Barcelona, FKAA bridges the professional world and the environments of architectural academia to reclaim the architect’s role as a public intellectual—that is, someone who earnestly risks his or her credibility to question hegemonic beliefs. Currently completing the New Velodrome of Medellín, the Superphosphates! Masterplan in Cáceres and the OE House in Barcelona, for the last 8 years the office has consistently used its winner entries of the competition Europan (8, 9, 10, and 11 editions) as an alibi to explore the domestic dreams of the south of Europe. In 2014, FKAA won the AIA New York New Practices 2014 prize and was shortlisted for the MoMA PS1 YAP, for the Art-Basel-Miami Design pavilion and the Guggenheim Helsinki.

Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau)
Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2015 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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Public Lecture #1: David Burns

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Public Lecture #1: David Burns – “5 Years of Photography and Situated Media”

PSM is pleased to announce our first event for the 2015 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series: David Burns – “5 Years of Photography and Situated Media”.

David Burns is the founding Director of Photography and Situated Media at the University of Technology, Sydney. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Tennessee and since 2001 has taught in schools of art, design, and architecture in the United States and Australia. His work includes research into the political consequences of the image.

This lecture will trace the history of our degree on its 5 year anniversary, while establishing new lines of research and focus for the future.

David Burns
Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo

This event is free and open to the public. Bookings will not be accepted and PSM students will be given priority. For full details of the 2015 PSM Image Studies Lecture Series, please visit:

http://utspsm.com/blog/lectures

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