The Finest Art Seminar Series Tonight (FASST 2016)

PanOptic Press | Little Tokyo Two | SoFA, Sunday, 20 March 2016 from 12:00 midday to 3:30 PM (AEST), LT2 Substation, Petrie Tce Brisbane, QLD.

‘While we often think of body modification and a ‘posthuman’ condition as being contemporary phenomena, we can look to the avant-garde art and design of the early twentieth century as predictors of many of our current concerns. In both art and fashion, there was a keen interest in redesigning the body itself as a response to technological and social change. In this talk, Dr Courtney Pedersen invites us to consider the provocations that these practitioners raised and how many of their concerns are still relevant for us today’.

Dr Courtney Pedersen is the Head of Visual Arts at QUT and a Senior Lecturer in Art History | Theory. Her research interests include the position of women in art, feminist methods in creative practice-led research, and visual arts pedagogy. She has also been a practicing artist for over 20 years, with her primary training in photography at Prahran College and the VCA. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL, and serves on the boards of Eyeline Publishing and Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane Australia.

Panoptic Press in association with SoFA, LT2, Happy Boy and Reach Media would like to extend our appreciation toward the following Brisbane based galleries and art organisations who all encouragingly provided a selection of books, catalogues, bookmarks and business cards for inclusion in our personalised gift bags that were presented on the night, including:

The University of Queensland Art Museum: James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11), University Drive , The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Q 4067.

Heiser Gallery: 90 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane Q 4006.

Spiro | Grace Art Rooms: 255 Gregory Terrace (Cnr. Union Street and Gregory Terrace), entrance via Union Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Q 4000.

Milani Gallery: 54 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Q 4102.

Edwina Corlette: 2/555 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Q 4005.

The Institute of Modern Art: Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Q 4006.

QUT Art Museum: 2 George Street, Brisbane, Q 4000.

Header Image: Dr Courtney Pederden, Dr Laini Burton, Michelle Xen, PostHumanism, FASST, 20 March, 2016.