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Jan Bryant


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Jan Bryant is based in Monash University's Department of Fine Arts (art history and theory).

She has extensive experience in postgraduate supervisions of both practice-based and theory candidates.

Her undergraduate teaching is in modern and contemporary art, and the history of experimental cinema. She is currently teaching International Art, 1945-1990, Contemporary International Art, Art and the Moving Image, and a conceptual theory class for honours students with studio, writing and curatorial practices.

Jan publishes in the area of contemporary art-thinking and practice. She also organises exhibitions of contemporary art. Recent publications and exhibitions (selection):

Book: Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics (UK: Edinburgh University Press) 2019, ISBN 978 1 4744 5694 (hardback) ISBN 978 1 4744 5697 5 (epub) 

Book Section: "Encounters", Fiona Conner +1 310 951 9459 (California, US: June 20th) 2020, ISBN 978-0-473-49434-6

Book Section: "Marking the Stranger", Strangers and Love Poems: Shirley Cass (Melbourne) 2020, ISBN 978 0 646 815411

Book Section: "The Oddity: Angela Brennan" (Melbourne: 3-Ply publishing) 2019, ISBN:978-0-6483942-4

Exhibition: Chain of Mountains, exhibition on painting, TCB Art Inc., October-November 2016."Emily Floyd: Gulag Archipelago", Telling Tales, catalogue essay, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016.

Book Section: "The Painterly", Painting More Painting, ACCA: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016.

Article: "Fiona Macdonald Means as Means", Eyeline #84, 2015, 50-54.

Article: Et. Al. For the Common Good,  2015, West, Groenewegje 136, Den Haag, The Netherlands,



Education/Academic qualification

Arts, PhD History and Philosophy of Science (Social Theory), Faculty of Arts

28 Feb 199825 Sep 2004

Award Date: 13 Jul 2004

Research area keywords

  • Contemporary Art History & Art Theory
  • Political Economy
  • Philology
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