In Colour, debate

WHEN : 9th March, 6:30 - 7:30pm
WHERE : Institute of Modern Art

Our 2017 lecture series In Colour looks at the often-neglected topic of colour in contemporary art. Throughout the year, a distinguished and diverse line up of speakers will connect colour to a variety of issues, including race, politics, history, religion, technology, and gender.

The series opens with a debate that will help us find an answer to the question: is contemporary art chromophobic? Two experts on aesthetics, Professors Susan Best and Andrew McNamara, will go head-to-head on whether colour still matters in contemporary art. And for a quick warm up to the evening’s official proceedings, join In Colour curator, Madeleine King, for a look at colour’s decline in contemporary art, in pictures.

Susan Best is Deputy Director of Research at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. She is the author of Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde (2011) and Reparative Aesthetics: Witnessing in Contemporary Art Photography (2016).

Andrew McNamara is an art historian and Professor, Visual Arts at QUT, Brisbane. His publications include: Sweat—the subtropical imaginary (2011); An Apprehensive Aesthetic (2009); Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia, with Ann Stephen and Philip Goad (2008). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Free admission, all welcome. Reserve your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/in-colour-debate-tickets-32393336341