Symposium: Vienna 1900 – Dress rehearsal for modernity

Vienna: Art & Design

Josef HOFFMANN (designer), J. & J. KOHN, Vienna (manufacturer) Adjustable-back chair (c. 1905) Sitzmachine ebonised beech, plywood, steel (a-b) 110.8 x 68.1 x 83.7 cm (overall) Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Jardine Matheson Australia, Fellow, 1983

Speakers William M. Johnston, academic; Prof Jennifer Shaw, Pro Vice-Cancellor & Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of New England; Assoc Prof Alison Inglis, Art History, The University of Melbourne; Dr John Carmody, School of Medical Sciences, Physiology, Convenor: ‘ Medicine and Music’, University of Sydney; Dr Edwin Harari, Assoc Prof Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne; Dr Vivien Gaston, Guest Curator, NGV & Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne; Amanda Dunsmore, Curator Arts & Antiquities, NGV; Sophie Matthiesson, Curator, International Art, NGV; Dr Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator, Decorative Arts, NGV; Elizabeth Cross, Senior Researcher, International Art, NGV

This Symposium will explore the themes, developments and influences of an extraordinary period that saw the birth of the modern world, including, art, culture, design, architecture, literature, science, social history, psychoanalysis & politics of the time.

Date: Saturday 6th August 10am-4pm, entry at North Entrance from 9.45am

Venue: NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium.

Cost: $75 Adult / $69 NGV Member / $72 Concession (includes morning and afternoon tea, exhibition entry not included, bookings essential)
Information & bookings: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am-5pm daily, Event Code P11217.