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Terry Smith Lecture

Wednesday 3 September, 8am



Free. Book online here.

Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to be partnering with Discipline and the National Gallery of Victoria to present World Art Now, The Provincialism Problem Then: 40 years of contemporary art, a lecture by Terry Smith.

Smith will describe the circumstances of the writing of the seminal article The Provincialism Problem, first published in New York magazine Artforum in September 1974. This article was among one of the first to question the concentration of modernist values in the artworld in cities such as New York, Paris, and London. In this lecture Smith will trace the responses to the article up to the present day, including his own changes of mind. He will consider how the problems and possibilities identified in the 1970's  have fared since then, and how world pictures changed during the shift from late modern to contemporary art.

World Art Now, The Provincialism Problem Then: 40 years of contemporary art takes place on Wednesday 3 September, 6 pm, at The National Gallery of Victoria Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level, 180 St Kilda Road (enter via North entrance.)

In association with the National Gallery of Victoria. 

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