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Sumugan Sivanesan

Marking Histories’ Discontents: Frontier Imaginaries Edition No. 5, Trade Markings

Artists: Richard Bell (with As Long As It Takes), Marcel van den Berg, Blade, Alice Creischer, Bonita Ely, Ho Rui An, Gordon Hookey, Patricia Kaersenhout, Karrabing Film Collective, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Tom Nicholson, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Rachel O’Reilly (with PALACE, Valle Medina & Benjamin Reynolds), Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Ryan Presley, Rammellzee, Farida Sedoc, The Otolith […]

Amy Spiers

Damaging the Damaging Machine

To be vandal is to damage what you are supposed to revere, to bring to an end what you are supposed to reproduce. If talking about sexism and racism damages institutions, we need to damage institutions. – Sara Ahmed[^1] Dismantling forms of oppression, for instance, involves a certain way of destroying what has been built […]

Lucreccia Quintanilla

Salt.

Artist: Selina Thompson The thing about grief is that it is hard to place and yet there are constant reminders of it everywhere. The other thing about grief is that we are conditioned to believe that it is a transient state. What happens when the grief is carried for generations and embedded in one’s history […]

Bianca Barling-Seden

Seeing Voices

Artists: Damiano Bertoli, Erik Bünger, Catherine or Kate, Michael Cook, Fayen d’Evie and Bryan Phillips, Léuli Eshraghi, Alicia Frankovich, Susan Hiller, Alex Martinis Roe, Angelica Mesiti, Clinton Nain, Rose Nolan, Erik Bünger, Sean Dockray, Hannah Donnelly, Rosie Isaacs, Wrong Solo. Curators: Hannah Mathews, Helen Hughes and Frances E Parker. Cultural geography, language, power Anyone familiar […]

Jess Cockerill

Bureau of Meteoranxiety

Are you worried about the weather? Feel like the seasons are out of sync? Fretting about longer summers, strange storms, or rising sea levels? Fear not; the Bureau of Meteoranxiety (or BoMa) may have the appropriate therapy to calm your climate concerns. Perth-based multimedia artists Olivia Tartaglia and Alex Tate will be running their ‘public […]

Brigid Hansen

Queertech.io = Art (url, Irl)

Curated by Alison Bennett, Xanthe Dobbie and Travis Cox A silvery multi-plane ice film ripples across its 3D-rendered digital sea alongside a monotone, computerised discussion of a pet fish, toilet water sounds, some algorithmic casio samba bop and a repetitive phrase of American rapper Eve’s 2001 hit, ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind (ft. Gwen Stefani)’. […]

Matthew Crookes

Joan Jonas

Artists: Joan Jonas, Jason Moran, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Mark Leckey, patten. Curators: Catherine Wood, Isabella Maidment, Andrea Lissoni There is a particular gravitas, a level of respect, that an artist can earn by sheer tenacity and longevity. And judging by the scope and breadth of her career survey at Tate Modern in London, Joan Jonas […]

Yen-Rong Wong

Disobedient Daughters

Artists: Mihyun Kang, Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau, Pixy Liao, Janelle Low, Andy Mullens, Ma Quisha, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Sad Asian Girls, Zoe Wong. Curator: Sophia Cai I have an almost Pavlovian response to the idea of obedience. I was brought up to be filial, to understand that disobedience would be swiftly and severely punished. I […]

Studio

Debris Facility

In 2016 we spoke with Debris Facility while they were undertaking a Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency at 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. The Debris Facility is a conglomerate entity which generally inhabits the one human body, but whose boundaries and operations are leaky and evaporative. Since a corporate take over of a singular artists practice, The […]

un Podcast

un Podcast No. 3: JASON PHU

Jason Phu studied at COFA, garduating with honours in 2011. He has been in residencies at CAFA (Beijing), NSCAD (Nova Scotia), DAC Studios (Chongqing), CAP Studio (Chiang May) and Organhaus (Chongqing). He has had solo exhibitions across Australia including at Nicholas Projects, CCAS Gorman Arts Centre, Alaska Projects and Ray Hughes Gallery. In 2015 he […]

Rosemary Overell

A tale of two events …

HE’S HERE Where? The daily paper in the town where I live proclaims that HE has arrived. Who? Ed Sheeran. It feels so banal writing that. The visit of a British popstar is frontpage news. But still … HE’S HERE. Here he is. And here we are. HIS arrival makes the town. It announces where […]

Kimberley Moulton

Prosperity

Artist: Ryan Presley Curator: Madeleine King Money passes through our hands every day, but do you look at what your fingers grasp and give? The representation of Australian people on our note currency is undeniably white despite having gone through various series of artworks since the Australian bank notes were first issued. In this time […]

June Miskell

Coca-colanised

Artist: Marikit Santiago The exhibition Coca-Colanised at Verge Gallery is Marikit Santiago’s most recent, and perhaps most political, solo exhibition yet. The show takes its title from the concept of ‘Coca-Colanisation’, a term describing the globalisation of American culture.[^1] Showcasing Santiago’s broad range – from paintings to installation – the show carefully examines an ongoing […]

Amelia Winata

Mutlu Çerkez 1988-2065

Artist: Mutlu Çerkez Curators: Charlotte Day, Hannah Mathews and Helen Hughes Mutlu Çerkez 1988 – 2065 is a considered survey of the late artist’s oeuvre that presents works dating from 1988 to 2005. For those unfamiliar with Çerkez’s work, the artist’s practice was defined by an overarching system of including a future date in his […]

Adelè Sliuzas

Waqt Al-tagheer / Time Of Change

Artists: eleven Collective – Abdul Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Hoda Afshar, Safdar Ahmed, Khadim Ali, Eugenia Flynn, Zeina Iaali, Khaled Sabsabi, Abdullah M.I. Syed, Shireen Taweel Curators: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Nur Shkembi Opening a conversation across complex and sometimes divergent temporalities, Waqt al-tagheer is a political, personal and often poetic exhibition. With new work from eleven, […]

Emma-Kate Wilson

Moving Histories // Future Projections

_Artist: Mikala Dwyer and Justine Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, SodaJerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia Curators: Diana Baker-Smith and Kelly Doley As you walk into a dark room, the only source of light is from the screen. You look around. Can I sit? Do I stand? You […]

Luke Letourneau

Conversation In Two Parts

Artist: Sarah Poulgrain Conversation in Two Parts is Sarah Poulgrain’s most personal work to date; or at least that’s what the pop critic inside me wants to exalt. In truth, the work left me feeling isolated from the artist. To be clear, I am not preparing you for a hatchet job review on the exhibition; […]

Studio

Shelley Lasica

Shelley Lasica’s practice is characterized by cross-disciplinary collaborations and an interest in the presentation of dance in various spatial contexts. Lasica’s practice spans 30 years and investigates the methodology around dance and movement and the various contexts in which they occur. She is interested in what dance means to people, how it functions and how […]

Lisa Radford

Caitlin Franzmann: Tree-telling

Artist: Caitlin Franzmann Should trees have standing? is a forty-six year old essay written by Trustee Chair in Law at USC Gould, Christopher D. Stone. Published in the early days of the environmental movement, Stone asks what it might mean if things we identify in nature were holders of legal rights. Essentially based on a […]

Studio

Helen Maudsley

Helen Maudsley’s personal visual language examines ideas of analogy, association and ambiguity, based on her reflections on the world around us. Maudsley discusses colour and composition as well as her experience of making art and how she feels her practice has changed over time. A senior Melbourne artist, Helen Maudsley has had solo exhibitions regularly […]

Karen Hall

Seven

Artists: Seve de Angelis, Lina Buck, Mat Carey, Steven Carson, Jessica Orloff, Mae Finlayson, Josh Foley, Michelle Smith, Garth Howells, Erin Linhart, Paul Murphy, Alastair Mooney, Kimberley Pace and Darryl Rogers Curator: Paul Eggins From a simple numerical curatorial premise – seven spaces, seven pairs of artists – Seven is a testing of the granularity […]

Serena Bentley

Jenny Watson: The Fabric Of Fantasy

Artist: Jenny Watson Curator: Anna Davis Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy is a well overdue survey of the work of one of Australia’s most iconic painters, now in her fourth decade of practice. Thoughtfully organised by Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) curator Anna Davis, Jenny Watson’s most comprehensive retrospective to date is currently at […]

Laura Couttie

Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway Is A Disco

Artist: Del Kathryn Barton Apparently the National Gallery of Victoria has finally heard the call for fairer gender representation in their institution, because this summer we have been blessed with not one, but four, solo exhibitions by female artists at the NGV Australia in Federation Square.[^1] It is rather telling however, that running concurrently is […]

Tessa Zettel

The Disappearance of the Sea and its Fantasmatic Recovery in Berlin, of all places!

I’m looking through a tiny window at the silvery surface of the sea roughly 10,000 metres below. I don’t know where I am, or which ocean this is. After five straight days of lectures, workshops, panels, exhibitions and performances at Berlin’s transmediale festival, I can barely concentrate on the text in front of me, an […]