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Upcoming Lectures at Kluge-Ruhe • Friday March 11, 2011

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection has announced the lineup of lectures for the spring of 2011. Four lectures, by Grant Revell, Ricky Maynard, Ian McLean, and Erika Izett, will address a variety of themes around Aboriginal art, from photography to globalization.

Beginning on March 18th, Grant Revell, Associate Professor in Landscape Architecture at The University of Western Australia, will story-tell his long-standing ethical and conciliatory design, teaching, research and practice experiences working with Indigenous Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. Reservations are required for this lecture (434-244-0234).

On April 7th, Australian photographer Ricky Maynard (Cape Portland and Ben Lomond people, Tasmania) will give the Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities by sharing his work and talking about the photographic representation of people throughout Australia’s history. This lecture will coincide with an exhibition of Maynard’s photographs in the rotating gallery of Kluge-Ruhe, which will open on April 15th.

Ian McLean, Professor of Australian Art History at the University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong, will give a lecture entitled “How Globalization Made Aboriginal Art Contemporary” on April 20th. This lecture will discuss the ways in which Western Desert paintings unsettle familiar artworld categories, and will explore whether Aboriginal artists possess vernacular practices that were adapted to the cosmopolitan agendas of modernity and contemporary world art.

On April 21st, Erika Izett, who has a long history of engagement within remote Australian communities, will discuss the origins of Aboriginal art centers in missions compared to the current situation, in which there are about 100 centers autonomously managed by local Indigenous councils. The talk will also address historical differences between art centers in various regions of Australia. Reservations are required for this lecture (434-244-0234).

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