Organized by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ASCA/ACGS University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Folkwang Museum, Essen;Tropen Museum, Amsterdam Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Dates: 13-15 March 2014 Deadline for papers: September 30, 2013 Admittance fee: €100,- Key-note speakers / panel participants James Clifford, Sarat Maharaj, Annie Coombes Kader Attia, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, DanielContinue Reading

This summer saw the conclusion of ‘Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity’, an international research project led by Leon Wainwright (Department of Art History, The Open University, UK) which began in December 2011. (For an overview of the project, visit: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/disturbing-pasts/ ) The main focus of Disturbing Pasts was aContinue Reading

By Fiona McDonald (University College London)  During the 2013 Sakàhan: International Indigenous Art quinquennial exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, the complexity of the materiality of many works was explored through a series of interviews with artists who were on site at the gallery to install their works. While many intricate threadsContinue Reading

From our friends at Discard Studies a post about a surveillance based art project In her much-lauded series Stranger Visions, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates busts from discarded genetic material collected in public places. It began sitting in a therapists office here in New York City, where she saw a hair lodged in a piece ofContinue Reading

The exhibition,  The Tool at Hand asked what would it be like to create a work of art using only one tool? In the Spring of 2011 the Chipstone Foundation and the Milwaukee Art Museum invited sixteen established artists from Britain and America to participate in an unusual experiment. Each artist wasContinue Reading

Christopher Pinney, UCL Anthropology National Highway One spans the 287km between Dhaka and Teknaf Upazila, connecting the Bangladeshi capital with Chittagong, the second largest city.  These photographs, taken over two days in late January 2013, document 26 of the more interesting gas stations on the south bound highway, en-route Chittagong.Continue Reading

From the Jewish Museum Blog: Marc Adelman’s Stelen (Columns) (2007–11) was included in The Jewish Museum exhibitionComposed: Identity, Politics, Sex (Dec. 23, 2011–June 30, 2012). The work comprises a set of photographs Adelman found on a gay dating website. Following a published review of the exhibition, the Museum received complaints from several people whose profile picturesContinue Reading

A review by Barry Joseph of the latest use of digital media in museums which includes discussions of  a Pew Research report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies”, the 2013 Mooshme Survey, blog posts on skunkworks projects in museums,  Ze Frank and His Online Community and the New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2012 Museum Edition.

Interstices 14 “Immaterial materialities” http://interstices.ac.nz/call-for-papers-4/ Please send your submission to Sandra Karina Löschke (sandra.loschke@uts.edu.au) by 3 March 2013. Materiality has recently claimed centre stage in architectural discourse and practice, yet its critical meaning is ever receding. Tropes like material honesty, digital materiality, material responsiveness and dematerialisation mark out an interdisciplinary fieldContinue Reading