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  • Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship 2014-16 (New York)

    New York | Dates: 31 Oct, 2013 – 17 Jan, 2014
    Position Summary:
    The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library.

    The Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow will have an opportunity to work with curatorial and educational staff on research for special exhibitions and on the permanent collection. Other curatorial training responsibilities include participation in the organization of the annual Symposium on the History of Art, a two-day event co-sponsored with the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; the preparation, in coordination with a curator, of a focus exhibition around a work of art in the Collection; and participation in the daily administrative routines of a small museum. The Fellow will have a place of study, access to the collections and library, as well as introductions to New York City museums and libraries. Frick curators and conservation staff will be available for consultation on the dissertation. The Fellow will be expected to give a public lecture on his or her topic. The Fellow will divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department.

    Qualifications and Application Process: Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $36,250 per year and a travel allowance. The term will begin in September 2014 and conclude in August 2016.

    Applications must include the following materials:
    • A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the fellowship and his or her status in the Ph.D. program. The letter should include a home address, phone number, and email address.
     • An abstract, not to exceed three typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant's area of research.
    • A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
    • A copy of a published paper or a writing sample.
    • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional).

    Please submit application materials to pouletfellowship@frick.org. Letters of recommendation should be sent to this address directly from recommenders. PDFs of signed letters on university or business stationary are preferred.

    The application deadline for the fellowship is January 17, 2014.
    Finalists will be interviewed. The Frick Collection plans to make the appointment in early April.

    Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection:
    The Anne L. Poulet fellow is considered a fulltime temporary employee for the duration of his/her fellowship and may access all benefits associated with fulltime employment status. Such as eligibility to participate in group life, health, and dental insurance plans. Employees contribute to the cost of their health insurance based on income level and the type of coverage they select. Other benefits include: short and long term disability insurance; employee contributed tax deferred annuity; flexible spending plans for health, dependent care and commuting costs; 13 paid holidays; and accrual of 12 vacation days the first year of employment (25 days second year). Additionally, The Frick Collection provides a dining service for all employees and volunteers.
     
    The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
  • CFP: Architectures of Exile (Palermo, 13-17 Apr 14)

    Palermo | Dates: 31 Oct – 01 Dec, 2013
    The international network "European Architecture beyond Europe: Sharing Research and Knowledge on Dissemination Processes, Historical Data and Material Legacy (19th-20th centuries)", chaired by Mercedes Volait and Johan Lagae, and supported by EC funding through the COST Action IS0904, is opening calls for papers for its final conference to take place on 13-17 April 2014 at Palermo (Italy).

    We invite you to submit papers to the panel "Architectures of exile: Visions and re-Visions of the global modern in the age of the refugee", chaired by Regina Göckede (BTU Cottbus) and Rachel Lee (TU Berlin), and outlined as follows:

    ARCHITECTURES OF EXILE: VISIONS AND RE-VISIONS OF THE GLOBAL MODERN IN THE AGE OF THE REFUGEE

    The emergence of what is today known as international architecture is to a large extent related to the global impact of exiled European architects, who, scattered throughout the world, contributed decisively to its theoretical debates, institutional formations and built manifestations from the early 1920s onwards.

    The historiography of exiled modern architecture has long focused on cases of purportedly successful and unidirectional cultural transfer as represented in the master narratives of prominent US immigrants such as Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe. The dominant focus on individual biographies and histories of linear stylistic innovations has all too often overlooked the importance of discrepant discursive contexts (material and non-material alike), marginal geographical destinations, the effects of critical self-reflection, as well as the numerous tragedies of loss, disruption and failure under the conditions of forced dislocation. In the last two decades, there have been, however, several important studies that have contributed to a much more complex understanding and significantly extended knowledge (temporal as well as geographical) of the fragmented dynamics of architects' and urban planners’ exilic dislocations (including re-migrations and transmigrations) and modern architecture and planning. In addition, new approaches from the fields of post-colonial and cultural studies have stimulated the emergence of conceptually de-centered and ideologically de-nationalized perspectives.

    This session focuses on the intersection of exile and architectural practice as a historical phenomenon in an increasingly globalizing world. It seeks to re-examine both the exilic histories of our architectural present and the concept of exile as an analytical tool for interpretively grasping the so-called globalization of modern architecture.

    We invite contributions by historians of architecture and art history as well as by scholars from related fields such as literary studies, anthropology, human geography and political history. Papers can address the many individual lives and works of 19th and 20th century exiled European architects with a view to their role in the transformation of international architecture, trace (discursive) modes of production and reception (including non-European resistance to Western cultural hegemony), test specific (historical) experiences for links with and relevance to current, or possibly earlier, exilic modes of planning and building, or investigate the research field’s historiographical overlaps and collusions with related interpretive paradigms like diasporic, (trans-)migrant, (post-)colonial, transnational, cosmopolitan, global, or international architecture. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives and theoretical-methodological approaches that consider temporal/geographical variants, discrepant political-ideological conditions, and institutional and personal networks. We also invite papers that explore exilic careers of non-European architects within Europe or analyse the architecture produced, commissioned or inhabited by exiles who were not architects.

    DEADLINE, SUBMISSIONS AND FUNDING
    The deadline for proposing a paper (300-word abstract) is 1 December 2013. Submissions to the chairs of the sessions (Regina Göckede goeckede@cottbus.de and Rachel Lee rachel.lee@gmx.net) should be accompanied by a short biographical note (max. 150 words). Acceptance decisions will be communicated by mid-December. Please note that invited speakers are expected to submit their complete paper by 15 March, 2014, to be circulated among the conference’s participants. Speakers based in countries participating in the Action (refer to the website www.architecturebeyond.eu for the complete list) will be able to claim reimbursement of their expenses. A few grants will be available for speakers based in other countries.
  • Critical Halloween 2013: CorporateAvantGarde

    New York | Dates: 31 Oct, 2013
    9:30pm - Late

    Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $60. CASH ONLY.

    TICKETS INCLUDE: Admission + Open Bar + Costume Contest Entry

    Buy two tickets or more and receive a complimentary Sponsor level membership to Storefront.