Symposium: Paul Taylor

Date: Saturday 1 September 2012
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: Lecture theatre G1.04, Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Registration: $10.00 includes lunch and refreshments
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Impresario: Paul Taylor | Art & Text | POPISM

Paul Taylor (1957-1992) was the founding editor and publisher of the internationally renowned art journal Art & Text. He was also an influential critic and curator who had a dynamic impact on the discourse and practice of visual arts.

This symposium celebrates and reflects upon his life and achievements. It explores Taylor's legacy and example by investigating his impact and enduring influence on Australian visual culture through the many aspects of his work: as a publisher, curator and critic, and advocate of post-structuralist theory, and a ground-breaking impresario who forged significant national and international networks of artists, critics, gallerists and curators.

The symposium also marks thirty years since Taylor's landmark exhibition POPISM, which he curated for the National Gallery of Victoria, and twenty years since his untimely death.

Convened by Dr Janine Burke and Associate Professor Adrian Martin, both of Monash University, the symposium is jointly presented by Monash University Museum of Art and the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University.

Symposium participants include artists, academics, museum directors, curators and critics, many of them close colleagues of Paul Taylor (Janine Burke, Adrian Martin, Max Delany, Patrick McCaughey, Dr Rex Butler, Dr Edward Colless, Judy Annear, Juan Davila and Lyndal Jones), and a younger generation of editors, curators, critics and publishers (Helen Hughes and Nick Croggon, Lauren Bliss, Rosemary Forde and Kelly Fliedner).