Lectures

Guest Lectures and Conference Papers

1973-4
School of Visual Arts, New York
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Brooklyn College, New York
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Royal College of Art, London
Slade School of Art, London University
Westfield College, London University
Commonwealth Studies Institute, Exeter University

1975
Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
Visual Art Department, Flinders University, SA
Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Student Union, Melbourne University
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
School of Architecture, Melbourne University
Art School, Newcastle College of Advanced Education
Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney

1976
Film and Television School, North Ryde, Sydney, panel
Australian Association of Tertiary Art and Design Education Conference, University of NSW
Conference on Art History/Theory in Art Colleges, State College of Victoria, Melbourne, convenor
Australian Art History Conference, LaTrobe University
Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of NSW
Art Association of Australia Conference, Sydney University, convenor
Class Analysis Conference, Sydney University
School of General Studies, University of NSW
School of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
School of Art, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, Hobart and Launceston

1977
Related Arts Conference, NSW Department of Education
North Sydney Region Art Teachers” Conference, Kuringai
Newcastle Trades Hall and Art School, Newcastle College of Advanced Education (CAE)
School of Art and Design, Preston Institute of Technology
School of Art, Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney
Art Masters and Mistresses” Inservice Course, NSW Department of Education
Class Analysis Conference, Sydney University, co-convenor

1978
School of Art, Newcastle CAE
Art Teachers” Inservice Course, NSW Department of Education
Languages Institute, Peking
St. George Region Inservice Course, NSW Department of Education
Australian Film Conference, University of NSW
Seminar on Education and the Arts, Paddington
Art Workshop, Sydney University
Sydney Girls High School
Art Teachers” Conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University
Sculpture Centre, the Rocks, Sydney, panel
ACT 1, Australian National University Arts Centre, panel
School of Art and Design, Preston Institute of Technology

1979 School of Art, Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney
Blacktown City Library
Department of Visual Arts, Deakin University
Department of English, University of Sydney
Department of Government, University of Sydney
History Workshop Conference on “Realism”, London Polytechnic
Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham
School of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic
University College, London University
Department of Art, Leeds University

1980
Marxism and Art Caucus, College Art Association, New York
Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.
Visual Arts Centre, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
“Art in Action” Conference, Art Education Society, NSW Branch, Sydney
School of Art and Design, Newcastle CAE
School of Media and Communication Studies, NSW Institute of Technology
School of General Studies, University of Wollongong
Art Association of Australia Conference, Melbourne University

1981
School of Art, Leeds Polytechnic
Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney
Art Association of Australia Conference, University of Sydney, co-convenor
School of Art, Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney
Conference on Australian Cartooning, Power Foundation, University of Sydney, convenor
School of Art and Design, Newcastle CAE
Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
School of Art, Prahran Community College, Melbourne

1982
Biennale of Sydney Forums, University of Sydney, session chair
Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham
Art Education Society of NSW Annual Conference, Sydney Institute of Education
City Art Institute, Sydney CAE
Postgraduate seminar, Department of History, University of Sydney

1983
Marxism Summer School, Sydney
ANZART (Australian and New Zealand Artists” Festival), University of Tasmania, Hobart
Tasmanian Writers” Club, Hobart
“Perspecta” panels, Art Gallery of NSW, panel chair
Labor History Society, University of Sydney
“Tall Poppies” Conference, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian National University, Canberra
Art Association of Australia Annual Conference, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1984
Perth Festival, Visual Arts Conference on Regionalism, keynote
Centre for Fine Arts, University of Western Australia, Perth
Artists” Week, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, panel
School of Architecture, University of Adelaide
Forum lecture, Canberra School of Art
Futures seminar, Society and Culture Syllabus Committee, NSW Department of Education
Biennale of Sydney Forums, session chair
Forum on Dreams, Fears and Desires exhibition, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, and Monash University Art Gallery, Melbourne
Institute of Aboriginal Studies Biennial Conference, Canberra
Futur*Fall Conference, Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney
Landscape & the Arts Conference, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University

1985
Pop Art Forum, Power Institute of Fine Arts, session chair
School of Architecture, University of New South Wales
Culture, the Arts, Media and Radical Politics Conference, New South Wales Institute of Technology Conference, Sydney
Art Association of Australia, University of Melbourne
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1986
Art Gallery of NSW, Department of Education
Forum on “Golden Summers”, Power Foundation, University of Sydney
Henry Luce Foundation in American Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
School of Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Henry Ford Museum and Edison Institute, Dearborn, Michigan
Conference on the Arts, Media and Radical Politics, NSW Institute of Technology, Sydney
Art Association of Australia, University of Melbourne
National Institute of Art Education, Annual Conference, University of Sydney
Sixth Biennale of Sydney Forums, Power Foundation, University of Sydney

1987
Perth Festival Visual Arts Conference, Perth
Art Association of Australia, Monash University, Melbourne
Perspecta Artists” Panel, Art Gallery of NSW, session chair
1988
College Art Association Annual Meeting, Houston
Artists” Week Panels, Adelaide Festival of Arts
British Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Sheffield
Biennale of Sydney Forums, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Forum on Amalgamations, NSW Teachers” Federation, session chair
Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, Lismore
Art Association of Australia Annual Conference, City Art Institute, Sydney CAE, convenor
Inservice Course, Parramatta, NSW Department of Education
Annual Lecture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1989
Perspecta Forum, Artspace, Sydney
Australian Studies Association Conference, Sydney University Union
Inservice Course, Professional Services Centre, NSW Department of Education, Sydney
Department of General Studies, University of NSW
Art Association of Australia Annual Conference, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Forum on the New Syllabus, City Art Institute, Sydney CAE

1990
Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware
California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA
Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego
Department of History and Modernism Seminar, University of Texas at Austin
School of Art, University of California at Davis
Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Sydney, session convenor
Artforum, School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Now See Hear! Forum, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington
Genres of Criticism, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Yellow House Forum, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Art Association of Australia Annual Conference, Art Gallery of NSW, session convenor

1991
College Art Association Annual Meeting, Washington
Department of Art History, College of Fine Arts, University of California, Irvine
Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
Art Association of Australia Annual Conference, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.
Max Dupain Seminar, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, chair.
Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1992
Talking About Aboriginal Art in Schools Art Teachers’ Inservice, Power Institute of Fine Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, convenor
Thinking Through New Zealand Art, Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Rupert Bunny Lecture Series, Department of Education, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Philosophy in the Quad series, Department of General Philosophy, University of Sydney

1994
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
Department of Art, University of Chicago
Department of Art History, Northwestern University
School of Art, Pomona College, Claremont
Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
Franz Philipp Memorial Lecture, Art Association of Australia, Monash University

1995
Department of Art, University of Chicago
Center for Studies in Modernism, University of Texas at Austin
Art History Department, University of California at Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Cultural Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
Industrial Modernism Conference, Center for the History of Business, Science and Technology, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, keynote lecture
Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Theory, Culture and Society Conference, Berlin
University of Colorado, Buffalo

1996
Dictionary of Art International Conference, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Association of Australian Annual Conference, University of Sydney
Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales

1997
UNESCO Forum on Narryngin Culture, Paris
Panel discussion on Visual Culture, Power Institute
Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Department of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville
Department of Art History, University of California, Berkeley
Department of Art and Art History, Duke University
Duke University Museum of Art
High Museum, Atlanta
Department of Art History/Program in Gender Studies, University of Rochester
Centre for Studies in Modernism, University of Texas, Austin
Department of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University

1998
Artists” Week, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide
Australian Social Institutions Conference, Centre for Media and Cultural Policy Conference, Australian National University, Canberra
Artspace, Sydney
Artspace, Auckland
National Art School, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania
“Art of Sight, Art of Mind” Futures Forum, National Association of the Visual Arts, Sydney

1999
Conceptual Art Panel, New School University, New York
Department of Art History, Yale University
Art and Economics Conference, Duke University
“Paisagem e Arte, a invençao da natureza, a evoluçao da olhar”, Comité Brasileiro de Historia da Arte, Sao Paulo
Art Gallery of New South Wales

2000
CIHA International Congress, London
Economic and Cultural Value Workshop, La Collina, Como
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Detroit

2001
What is Contemporary Art? Lecture, University of Sydney
Richard Wollheim Conference, Society for Literature and Aesthetics, University of Sydney
Frida Kahlo exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Department of Art History, University of Michigan
Albert Kahn Panel, University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor

2002
Art Criticism and Art History conference, Clark Institute, Williamstown, and Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
Centrum die Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2003
Power Institute, University of Sydney
Department of Art and Art History. Duke University
Inaugural Lecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
School of Architecture, University of Sydney
“Arte e Vida” Conference, Bienal de Havana, Cuba

2004
Rockefeller Foundation Workshop on “Values and Valuing in the Arts and Culture.” Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy
Carnegie Museum of Art Women’s Committee
“Travel into Art: A Symposium in Honor of David Wilkins,”Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
Keynote lectures at opening and closing symposia, Biennale of Sydney
Co-convener with Okwui Enwezor and Nancy Condee of the Symposium Modernity & Contemporaneity: Antinomies of Art and Culture After the Twentieth Century, University of Pittsburgh.

2005
“Marketing contemporary art in the conditions of contemporaneity,” paper in the session on History of the Auction House, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
Lecture on Modernity & contemporaneity Symposium, Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
“The Architecture of Aftermath,” paper to Clark Conference, Architecture Between Spectacle and Use, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
“World Contemporary Art” and panel on “Global Conceptualism” Centro Universitario Maria Antonia, University of São Paulo
Keynote address, Simposium, Bienal de Mercusol, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Keynote address, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Sydney

2006
“Contemporary Art: Institutions, Exclusions, Subversions,” College Art Association, Boston, panel chair and paper
“Art in the Age of Globalization: Directions in Contemporary Art Since 1989,” University of Florida
“Modernity and the Transformation of Chinese Art in the 20th Century,” Central Academy of Fine Arts and Chinese Civilization Center, University of Hong Kong
“Morbid Symptoms: Art, Art History and Visual Culture after 9/11 and the War on Terror, Art Historians Association Annual Meeting, Leeds
“Private Funding/Public Spaces: Foundations for Contemporary Art,” Sherman Foundation Forum, Sydney

2007
School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, New York
“The Immediacy of Contemporary Art and the History of Contemporaneity,” Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris
“Architecture After the Spectacle,” with Anthony Vidler, University of Pittsburgh
“Art and Criticism in the Aftermath of 9/11,” Art Historians Association Annual Meeting, Belfast
“Contemporary Aboriginal Art,” Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University
“Interacting with the world’s currents: New Media Art now,” iCinema Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney
“’World Art’: World Currents,” World Art: Ways Forward conference, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia
“Manufacturing Industry within Spectacle Societies; The Implications for Visual Representation,” Visual Documentation panel, Society for the History of Technology Annual Meeting, Washington

2008
Co-convenor and Co-Chair (with Charles Green) of session on Contemporaneity in Art and its History, Crossing Cultures, 32nd Congress of the International Committee for the History of Art, Melbourne, January 13-18, 2008
“Contemporary Art and the Contemporaneity Question,” in above session
“What is contemporary about Aboriginal Art?” Inaugural John W. and Maria T. Kluge Distinguished Lecture in Arts and Humanities, University of Virginia, Charlotteville
“What is contemporary about Contemporary Art?” National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
School of Arts, Elon University, Burlington, North Carolina
Visual Studies Program, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
Zentrum für Media und Kunst, Karlsruhe
University of Queensland, Daphne Mayo Distinguished Visiting Professor
Queensland Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Washington University, St. Louis

2009
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore
School of Art, University of Belfast, Belfast, PhD submissions keynote
First “China Contemporary Art Forum” – 2009 Beijing International Conference on Art Theory and Criticism
, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Contemporaneity Workshop, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.
Response to Akil Bilgrami, “The Humanities in a Time of Crisis,” Humanities Center of the University of Pittsburgh

2010            April 9, 2010: “On The Hallucinatory Function Of Architecture: Histories Of Architecture In Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project 1927-1940,” Keynote lecture, Cultural Studies Workshop, University of Missouri, Manhattan, Kansas. Also a lecture on “Architecture after the Aftermath” and conducted a workshop on writing architectural criticism at the Faculty of Architecture.

May 4 and 5, University of Navarre, Pamplona, May 6 and  Foundation, Madrid, May 7: “Contemporary Art: Remodernism, Transitions, Translation,” keynote lecture to What is Contemporary Art Today? Symposium. Convened by Alexander Alberro, organized by the Jorge Oteiza Chair of the Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, and sponsored by the Fundación Ankaria, Madrid.

May 11, 2010: National Gallery of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

May 13, 2010: Program in Visual Studies, Primorska University, Koper, Slovenia

July 22, 2010: “Histories of contemporary art: paradoxes, antinomies, contingencies,” Keynote lecture at CONTEMPORANEITY AND ART, two days of public lectures, panel discussions and seminars for the Institute of Art History and the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

August 12, 2010: “On The Hallucinatory Function Of Architecture: Histories Of Architecture In Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project 1927-1940” Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney

August 29, 2010: “Inside Out and Outside In: Changes in Writing the Histories of Australian Art,” keynote address to the symposium ART HISTORY’S HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND, Institute of Art History, The University of Melbourne

September 28, 2010: Lecture, School of Art, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

October 7, 2010: Lecture, National Academy of Art, Bergen, Norway.

October 8-9, 2010: Keynote speaker at Meta.Morph 2010 conference “Territories, Temporalities, Transmissions: Art, Technology & the Public Sphere,” TEKS Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, Trondheim, Norway.

October 11, 2010: Lecture, Department of Fine Arts, VU University, Amsterdam

October 29, 2010: Lecture, University of Chicago, Department of Art History, and discussion on artist’s books with Buzz Spector, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago

November 8, 2010: Lecture, Department of Art History, Wesleyan University, Conn.

November 22/23, 2010: Lecture, Department of Art and Art History, McGill University, Toronto.

Feb 17-19, 2011, “Exhibiting Contemporary Aboriginal Art,” Symposium, Ludwig Museum, Cologne

March 4, 2011, “The State of Art History: Contemporary Art,” Marxism in Culture seminar, Institute for Historical Research, University of London

March 7, 2011, “One and Three Ideas: Conceptualism before, during and after Conceptual Art,” Friends Lecture, Courtauld Institute of Art. London

March 11, 2011, “Contemporanizing History/Historicizing the Contemporary,” panel paper in The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models, March 10-13, 2011, conference by the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, New York

April 14, 2011, “One and Three Ideas: Conceptualism before, during and after Conceptual Art,” lecture during conference Global Conceptualism: The Case of Moscow Conceptualism in an International Context, Center for Russian Writers, Moscow, sponsored by the Stella Art Foundation

May 25, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” keynote speaker, Melbourne Conversations: 150 years celebration of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall

July 25, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” lecture, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth

July 26, 2011, “Contemporary Art and Architecture,” Masterclass with Professor Ian MacLean, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth

July 27, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” lecture, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania

July 30, 2011, “The Saatchi Effect: Contemporary Art Then and Now,” Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

August 1, 2011, “How Can the Arts Shape the World’s Future?” Imagineering the Arts: A Cultural Policy Roundtable, organized by the National Association for the Visual Arts, at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

August 5, 2011, “Histories of Contemporary Art,” Postgraduate Seminar, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

August 12, 2011, “Worlds Pictured in Contemporary Art: Planes and Connectivities,” lead speaker The World and World-Making in Art conference, August 11-13, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia 2006

August 17, 2011, “Experimentality: Theories and Practices,” keynote lecture, National Experimental Arts Conference, August 17-20, Scientia, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

August 24, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” lecture, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Sept 8, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” lecture at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Sept 9, 2011, “Worlds Pictured in Contemporary Art,” Masterclass at Department of Culture and Communication, Södertörns högskola / Södertörn University, SE-14189 Huddinge, Sweden

Sept 14, 2011, “Worldmaking in Contemporary Art,” Conceptualizing the World conference, September 13-16, Kultrans, University of Oslo

September 17, 2011, “The Contemporaneity of Difference: Art of, from and for the World,” Keynote speaker, The Global Contemporary: Art Worlds After 1989, conference and exhibition, September 17, 2011 – February 19, 2012 
ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sept 20, 2011, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” lecture, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

Sept 21, 2011, Contemporary Art: World Currents panel with Anthony Downey, Tessa Jackson and Leon Wainwright, and book launch by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

October 4, 2011, “Imagining Connectivity: World Picturing in Contemporary Cultures,” Cultural Studies Lecture, University of Pittsburgh

October 20, 2011, “Thinking Contemporary Curatorship,” Independent Curators International, New York

October 27, 2011, “Contemporaneous Currents in Art Today,” keynote address, Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, Pittsburgh

January 20, 2012, “Attractions of the Archive: The Documentation of Latin American and Latino Art,” keynote lecture launching “Documents of Latin American and Latino Art,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 26, 2012, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

May 22, 2012, “Contemporary Art and Museums,” discussion with Liz Anne McGregor, Sydney Talks, University of Sydney

May 29, 2012, “The Clock and the Tree of Life: Contemporary Art Cinema,” College of Fine Arts, Sydney

August 5, 2012,World Picturing: Contemporary Art and Contemporaneity,” lecture, and discussion with Professor Li Miao, Department of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, at Han Fen Bookstore of the Commercial Press, Beijing

August 6, 2012, “Conversation with Lui Jie,” Long March Space, Beijing

August 7, 2012, “The Exhibitionary Complex,” ICI Curatorial Intensive, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

August 17, 2012, “Thinking Our Contemporaneity,” Another World symposium, Artspace, Sydney

August 25, 2012, Plenary Panelist, Sense of Planet: The Arts and Ecology at Earth Magnitude, National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

September 18, 2012, “Thinking Contemporary Curating,” Department of Art and Art History, New York University

September 30, 2012, “Conversation with Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros,” New York Art Book Fair, PS1, New York

October 14, 2012, “Conversation with Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA (13),” New Museum, New York

October 17, 2012, “Contemporary Art: World Currents in Transition Beyond Globalization; Conversation with Saloni Mathur,” History of Art and Architecture colloquium, University of Pittsburgh

October 18, 2013, “Architecture after the Aftermath,” keynote lecture, Modernism and Modernist Studies Conference, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas

October 23, 2012, “Thinking Contemporary Curating,” graduate seminar, Wattis Art Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco

October 23, 2012, “Conversation with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Jewish Museum, New York,” Wattis Art Institute, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (Julian Myers)

November 18, 2012, “Conversation with Mary Jane Jacobs,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

November 19, 2012, “Thinking Contemporary Curating,” Chicago Art institute, Chicago (Mary Jane Jacobs)

December 12, 2012, “Contemporary Art Museums; Discussion with Claire Bishop,” National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

December 12, 2012, “Contemporary Art Museums; Discussion with Claire Bishop,” National Institute for Experimental Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

2013            January 24, 2013, “Contemporaneity as a Quality of our World-Picture,” Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University

February 16, 2013, “Cotemporality,” presentation on “Making Time” panel, College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York

February 16, 2013, “Terry Smith in Conversation with Julian Myers,” discussion, College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York

February 28, 2013, “Globalization and Pedagogy: Art, Architectural and Design History,” panel discussion with Mark Jaromzek and Victor Margolin, University of Illinois, Chicago

March 10, 2013, Contemporary Art since 1989, panel, New Museum, New York Report by Christopher Howard at http://www.in-terms-of.com/contemporary-histories-of-the-historical-contemporary/

May 2, 2013, “Some of the Times Sought, Found, and Given by Contemporary Art,”    Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art at Large: Art Making in the Long View conference, Keynote Conversation:
“An Art of Unpredictable Becoming”: Considering the Future through Contemporary Art and Culture, Terry Smith in conversation with curator France Morin.  Streamline online at http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/17654

May 13, 2013, “Thinking Contemporary Constellations,” Teaching Art History Today, Mellon Research Initiative Academic Review Committee Meeting, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

June 15, 2013, “Contemporary Art: World Currents,” Keynote address, Visual Art and Design Educators Annual Conference, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

July 24, 2013, NIEA master class on Thinking Contemporary Curating, College of Fine Arts, UNSW

August 3, 2013, Urgent Talks, Discussion with Mami Kataoka, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

August 24, 2013, Thinking Contemporary Curating Book launch and lecture, Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

September 14, Discussion with Paul O’Neill and Liam Gillick, New Museum, New York

September 16,  “Thinking Contemporary Art; Curating Contemporaneity,” B.C.Binning Memorial Lecture, Department of Art and Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

September 19-21, Orion Lecturer, Department of History in Art, University of Victoria, Victoria BC (Orion Lecture: “World-Picturing in Contemporary Art and Culture,” seminars on curating and indigenous art.)

September 24, 2013, “Thinking Contemporary Art, World-Historically,” keynote lecture, conference on Reimagining Modernism; Mapping the Contemporary: Critical Perspectives on Transnationality in Art, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH), Churchill College, Cambridge University

September 26, 2013, “Exercises in Timeliness,” Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, http://artmuseum.pl/en/wydarzenia/sztuka-wspolczesna-i-praktyki-kuratorskie-wobec-aktualnosci

October 12, 2013, “(Post)Sculpture: A Specter in Contemporary Art’s Expanded Field,” lecture at SculptureX Symposium, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

November 8, 2013, “Thinking Contemporary Art; Curating Contemporaneity,” Contemporary Curators Conference, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

November15, 2013, “JM in the AM: Conversation with Jens Hoffmann,” Aroma Café, New York

November 2, 2013, “Biennials within the Contemporary Exhibitionary Complex,” keynote speaker, 2013 Busan Biennale Symposium, Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

December 6, 2013, “Recurating: When Exhibitions Become Reified,” panellist, Monash University Curatorial Program, MOTO, Melbourne

December 9, 2013, “Thinking Contemporary Art; World Historically,” paper at Annual Conference of the Art Association of Australia and Zealand, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

2014

March 4, 2014, “World Picturing, Placemaking and Connectivity: “Worlds Imagined by Contemporary Artists,” Clark Fellow Lecture, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

March 12, 2014, “Contemporary Times: Cotemporality, Contestation, and Connectivity,” keynote lecture, Photofilmic Images in Contemporary Art and Culture, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels

May 22, 2014, “Antipodean Visions; Postwar Art in Australasia and the South Pacific,” Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic 1945-65, Haus der Kunst, Munich

September 1, 2014, “Provincialism Revisited: Contemporary Art Then and Now,” National Gallery of Victoria, sponsored by Discipline and Gertrude Street Gallery

September 29-30, Workshop on the projected exhibition of Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

November 3-4, 2014, Contemporary Art and Contemporaneity, Symposium with Terry Smith and Peter Osborne, Arhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Arhus University, Denmark

December 11-12, Indigenous Modernisms, Te Papa National Museum of Art, Wellington, Aoteoroa/New Zealand, closing panel participant

2015

April 25, 2015, “Critical Connectivity,” keynote lecture and book launch, Beyond the Crisis in the Humanities: Transdisciplinary Transformations in Contemporary Art and Culture, Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade.

April 28, 2015, “Thinking Contemporary Curating,” lecture and book launch, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

May 14, 2015, “Remodernism: Modernities Since Contemporary Art,” keynote address, Nordik 2015: mapping unchartered territories, 11th Triannual Nordik Committee for Art History Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

June 27, 2015, “Contemporary Art: Mapping Worlds,” Hubs and Fictions: On Current Art and Imported Nearness, Shanghai Forum Series #1: Settings––Nearness as a Utopian Proposition, convened by Sophia Hao and Edgar Schmitz, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai. http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/exhibitions/internationalprojects/hubs-and-fictions-shanghai-1/?utm.

July 11, 2015, “Where Did Independent Art Spaces Come From? What Do They Do?” Keynote lecture, Imaginary Accord Symposium on What Can Art institutions Do?, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

September 24, 2015, “Contemporaneous Difference; Coeval Connectivity,” panelist on the roundtable Openness vs. ‘Framing’ in Art: What’s at Stake for Interpretation?, organized by Amy Elias, Association for the Arts of the Present conference ASAP/7: arts & the public, Grand Hyatt, Greenville, South Carolina, September 24-27, 2015

October 6, 2015, “The Discourse,” launch of Talking Contemporary Curating,

Neuehouse, New York, Moderated by Leigh Markopolous, panelists Jens Hoffmann and Kate Fowle

October 22, 2015, “Defining Contemporaneity; Reimagining Planetarity,” keynote, South East College Art Association Conference, Wyndam Grand, Pittsburgh

November 3, “Planomena: Contemporaneity, Connectivity, Planetarity,” lecture in the series, Intellectual Publics, Graduate Center, City University of New York

November 5 and 6, 2015, Performa 2015, presenter of the films The Djugguwan of Yirrkala and Speaking to the Future, Embassy by Richard Bell, 350 Broadway, New York

November 5, Performa 2015, “Art and Propaganda,” convener and moderator, panel with Emory Douglas and Richard Bell, Embassy, 350 Broadway, New York

November 22, 2015, Performa 2015, “Australian Performance; Then and Now,” program and panel convener, Performa Hub, New York

December 12, 2015, launch of Talking Contemporary Curating, with Leigh Markopolous and Julian Myers-Szupinska, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, at http://www.kadist.org/en/programs/all/2432.

2016                February 6, 2016, panelist, “Spectator under Siege,” convened by Steven Madoff, College Art Association Annual Meeting, Washington

February 29, 2016, “Our Present Contemporaneity, Divisive Difference and the Emergent Commons,” first event in the series Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change, presented as Global Studies Faculty Fellow 2015-2016, University of Pittsburgh

March 24, 2016, Global Studies Faculty Fellowship Lecture 2: “World Picturing by Contemporary Artists,” Symposium 1: Global Climate Justice and World Art, with T.J. Demos, “Against the Anthropocene.”

April 1, 2016, Global Studies Faulty Fellowship Symposium 2: Amy J. Elias and Christian Moraru, “Planetarity: Reframing Global Coevalness.”

July 5, 2016, Launch of Ian McLean, Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art (London: Routledge, 2016), Gleebooks, Sydney

July 14, 2016, Launch of Talking Contemporary Curating, Artspace, Sydney (with Lizzie Muller)

July 20, 2016, Launch of Sheridan Palmer, Hegel’s Owl: A Biography of Bernard Smith (Sydney: Power Publications, 2016) and Jaynie Anderson, Christopher Marshall and Andrew Yip eds., The Multiple Legacies of Bernard Smith (Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales and Power Publications, 2016)

July 20, 2016, “Seeing Art Historically Today: Where We Are, and Ways to Go,” Power Lecture, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney at http://www.powerpublications.com.au/video-seeing-art-historically-today-where-we-are-and-ways-to-go/

July 29, 2016, Launch of Talking Contemporary Curating, Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne (with Charles Green, Rebecca Coates, and Tara McDowell)

August 1, 2016, Launch of Talking Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide (with Liz Nowell)

August 23, 2016, “The Contemporary Condition: Composition, Planomena, Worlding,” lecture, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

September 3, 2016, “Independent Art Spaces: A Global Perspective,” KUNSTHALLEN. Architectures for the Continuous Contemporary in Europe and the US, International conference University of Bern, organizers:
Peter J. Schneemann, Chair of History of Modern and Contemporary Art, Institute of Art History, University of Bern;
Eva Ehninger,

Laurenz-Professor for Contemporary Art History, Department of Art History, University of Basel; and Valérie Knoll, Director, Kunsthalle Bern

September 6, 2016, “Cold War Recurrence, Contemporary Currents,” paper at the symposium Cold Atlantic: Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, September 5-7, 2016

September 9, 2016, “Contemporary Curating as Discursive Practice,” public lecture, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

September 10, 2016, Conversation with Curators, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

September 26, 2016, “Contexts of Curating,” School of Visual Arts, Curatorial Program, seminar

October 7, 2016, “Biennials in the Contemporary Composition,” keynote lecture, The Biennial Condition: On Contemporaneity and the Episodic conference, Liverpool Biennial

October 13, 2016, Global Studies Faculty Fellow Symposium 2: Peter Singer, “Ethics For One World,” Carnegie Lecture Hall

October 14, 2016, Global Studies Faculty Fellow Conversation: Peter Singer and Terry Smith, “Coevality: Ethical Being in a Time of Total Change.”

October 20, 2016, “Biennials,” School of Visual Arts, Curatorial Program, seminar

October 20, 2016, “The Biennials Explosion: An Argument, A Conversation, a Downpour of Questions,” School of Visual Arts, Curatorial Program, panel discussion with Carolee Thea and Rafal Niemojewski