Event In Colour

In Colour

Debate

09 March 2017
6pm–8pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

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.

Free but bookings essential. Reserve your place here.

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.

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