Tag: Exhibition

Exhibition and Forum | 1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art

1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. Curated by Ann Stephen. Opening Celebration: Thur 7 April, 5.30–7.30 PM There will be a lunchtime forum at the VCA on Thursday 7th April 12:30pm – 1:30pm where Ann Stephens with Raaf Ishak and guests will discuss the exhibition ‘1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art’. The forum will be held in VCA’s Art Auditorium (more info here). Exhibition Dates: 8 April to 7 May 2016 1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art reconstructs the first Conceptual art exhibition staged in Australia, held at Pinacotheca gallery in 1969, with work sent from New York by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. The exhibition is accompanied by some video, journals, and other works made at the time to reveal both the broader context for the work, and how influential it became…

Exhibitions | Andrew Browne – shadow sites – Steve Carr | CCP

New exhibitions opening tonight at CCP, Thursday 31 March 6—8pm. Exhibition Dates 1 April 2016 until 22 May 2016, CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy. GALLERY ONE Andrew Browne | Suddenly Slowly The installation Suddenly Slowly juxtaposes photographic notations, studies, unique images and series – virtually the artist’s taxonomy – to describe a greater landscape, abstracted and estranged from reality. Drawn from photographic imagery created over more than two decades this immersive field is derived from multiple disparate and happenchance encounters with the observed world. The images – to paraphrase Marc Auge – act as a brake on the fade of memories (and the descent into oblivion). But they also inevitably distort reality through sensibility, the privileging of particular moments and manipulation of formal devices including blurring, cropping and scaling. Colliding elements from varied peripheral sites and from across time, the work describes a…

Exhibitions | Marcin Wojcik – Anna Horne – Paula Hunt – David Attwood and Clare Peake – Carla Adams | Bus Projects

  Exhibition Dates: Opening Wednesday 16 6-8pm until April 2nd. Malleable Scenario. Marcin Wojcik. Gallery 1. Reaching ‘the scene’ attempts to manifest the elusive state available only to those who commit themselves to a moment’s endurance. Going alone with eyes set on some enigmatic endpoint on a set course / line / road. In this body of work, the re-constructed scenario’s pits the solitary athlete (a cyclist) against multiple horizons (the scene) in a perpetual pursuit. Here the cast cyclist peddles endlessly forward around a velodrome, up a mountain as well as attempting to chase the unattainable. The aim of the task is to commit and give everything – to practice and exercise through the pain and the zen of repetition. Further, each scenario gestures a depth of the horizon we all chase but what is given instead are abstracted clues, some…

Exhibition | Panorama | TarraWarra Museum of Art

(in two parts) 12 March - 31 July 2016 CURATED BY: ANTHONY FITZPATRICK AND VICTORIA LYNN Image: Fred Williams Red trees 1963 oil and tempera on composition board 121 x 127.2 cm Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection

Part One: 12 March – 15 May 2016 Part Two: 19 May – 31 July 2016 Part one of a new exhibition opens this weekend at TarraWarra Museum of Art curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn. A panorama is a wide angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film or seismic images. For this exhibition, the term panorama will create a context for how artists see the landscape – not simply as a depiction of it, but also an evocation of the layers of history within it. The term panorama will also be used to understand the broader question of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself – its panoramic views, and its site ‘Panorama’ will draw on the collection of the TarraWarra Museum of Art to explore the ways in which artists have represented the Australian…

Exhibition | Judy Watson – the scarifier | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Judy Watson mt riddell 2016, pencil and acrylic on canvas, 240 x 148 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Exhibition Dates: 12 March – 31 July 2016 Indigenous artist Judy Watson’s installation, the scarifier, at TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, responds to the history of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station near Healesville (1863-1924), which was located not far from where the exhibition is being held. Exhibition curator and TarraWarra Museum of Art Director Victoria Lynn said the Museum commissioned Judy Watson to create the installation to coincide with itsPanorama exhibition, which presents a suite of landscape paintings from the Museum’s collection. ‘In this context it was important to provide audiences with a self-reflexive understanding of the Museum’s location on Indigenous Country. Judy’s evocative and deeply moving installation brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous memories of the local landscape to life. In combination with the Museum’s Panorama exhibition, Judy Watson’s installation of paintings, bones, soil, saplings and clothing provides a creative perspective…

Exhibitions | Richard Bell – Elizabeth Gower – Mithu Sen and Pushpa Rawat | RMIT Gallery

Richard Bell | Imagining Victory Opening Night: Thursday 10 March | 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: 11 March – 23 April Opening Speaker | Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Vice-President, RMIT University Drawing heavily upon the mechanisms of activism, this significant solo exhibition by leading Australian artist Richard Bell is centred on a trilogy of recent video projects that attempts to dig beneath the veneer of cultural integration to expose how racism can be deeply embedded and passed on to future generations. An Artspace exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. Curator: Alexie Glass-Kantor | Artist: Richard Bell Public Program – Wednesday 16 March, 1-2 pm Discussion | Dr Greg Creek RMIT: The use of narrative and satire in video art Dr Greg Creek is…

Exhibition | Photography goes Poof! Mathew Jones’ lost photoworks 1989-94 and Rennie Ellis: Gay Pride | Monash Gallery of Art

Two new exhibitions opening today at the Monash Gallery of Art. Photography goes Poof! Mathew Jones’ lost photoworks 1989-94 3 March 2016 to 10 April 2016 Between 1989 and 1994 the Australian artist Mathew Jones made a number of photographic works about gay identity. For both political and artistic reasons, these works were ephemeral, strategic interventions. Some photographs were only circulated as photobooks or as artist’s pages in magazines. Others took the form of site-specific installations that depended on a live audience. As a consequence, these works were like Molotov cocktails of contemporary art, exploding in the face of specific problems and then evaporating into the ether. MGA has worked with Mathew Jones to re-create these important historical artworks a quarter of a century later. These works capture the pathos and desperation of Queer politics at the height of the AIDS…

Exhibition | Francis Upritchard Jealous Saboteurs | MUMA

Exhibition Dates: 13 February – 16 April 2016  Opening celebration: Saturday 13 February, 2-5pm (including a conversation, 2-3pm, see below) Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs is a joint project with City Gallery Te Whare Toi, Wellington and has been curated by their Chief Curator Robert Leonard and MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day. Spanning almost twenty years of work, MUMA is excited to present the first major survey exhibition of London-based, New Zealand-born artist, Francis Upritchard. From her early collections of mock burial artefacts, to primate-like figures constructed from discarded fur coats, and her more recent enigmatic gurus, Upritchard has developed a highly idiosyncratic language of sculpture that frequently borrows from craft practices and a broad range of references from the deep recesses of museum collections, folklore and counter-cultures to high modernist design. This exhibition will include little-seen and significant early artworks, her…

Exhibition | Alex Selenitsch: Life/Text | Heide MOMA

From 24th October 2015 Though primarily known as a concrete poet, Alex Selenitsch works across a broad spectrum of disciplines from architecture to artist books, collage and sculpture. His practice in each of these areas is underpinned by a creative exploration of the notion of theme and variation, often using found materials and the pre-existing systems of language and mathematics. Selenitsch has a long connection to Heide initiated through his friendship with Sweeney Reed, the adopted son of John and Sunday Reed. In 1969 Sweeney’s Strines Gallery was the venue for Selenitsch’s debut exhibition of concrete poetry, the first show of its kind in Australia. Several of these early concrete poems feature in LIFE/TEXT together with other examples from the Heide Collection and select public and private collections, surveying five decades of Selenitsch’s career. Since the late 1960s, Selenitsch’s practice…

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout; Martine Corompt and Philip Brophy | CCP

Exhibition Dates: 2nd October 2015 to 15th November 2015. CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy New exhibitions have opened at CCP in Fitzroy. Official opening next weekend with talks from the artists. Saturday 10 October 2015 | Opening: 12pm | Free Artist Floor Talks: 1pm Gallery 1 | Ronnie van Hout | The Dark Pool Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography in association with Melbourne Festival. In his latest exhibition, New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout considers the point where art crosses a line—and society turns against it. In 1971, successful American toy company Aurora and acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick both released products into the world that generated strong negative reactions. A firestorm of controversy saw Aurora close its doors, and Kubrick retreat from public life, withdrawing his film from view. Aurora’s toys and Kubrick’s film crossed an invisible boundary—becoming…

Call for Entries | New Media Art Award and Exhibition: Screengrab | James Cook University

S C R E E N G R A B 7  – International Media Art Award Deadline: Sunday November 01 2015 23:59 AEDT Exhibition Opens: Friday December 18 2015 18:30 AEDT 2015 Theme RESISTANCE  | 1st Prize AU$10,000 SCREENGRAB is now entering its seventh year with an international call out for the AU$10,000 Media Arts Prize and the companion exhibition to be held in December 2015 for short listed applicants. SCREENGRAB is looking for challenging and provocative works by media arts practitioners and theorists working in screen based media on the theme of RESISTANCE.  All interpretations of resistance will be considered: the politics of resistance, the physics of resistance, the messiness of resistance, the urgency of resistance – and all its private, political and social connotations, (see the theme abstract below). All forms of screen based media are encouraged, including…

Exhibition | Technologism | MUMA

Exhibition Dates: 3 October – 12 December 2015 Opening function: Saturday 10 October 2015, 3-5pm Curated by Charlotte Day Artists Cory Arcangel (US), Dara Birnbaum (US), Chris Burden (US), Ian Burns (AU), Antoinette J. Citizen (AU), Simon Denny (NZ), Jan Dibbets (NL), Aleksandra Domanović (SI/DE), Harun Farocki (DE), Benjamin Forster (AU), Isa Genzken (DE), Greatest Hits (AU), Martijn Hendriks (NL), Lynn Hershman Leeson (US), Matt Hinkley (AU), Jenny Holzer (US), Edward Kienholz & Nancy Reddin Kienholz (US), Oliver Laric (AT), Mark Leckey (UK), Scott Mitchell (AU), Rabih Mroué (LB), Henrik Olesen (DK), Nam June Paik (KR/US), Nam June Paik & John Godfrey (US), Joshua Petherick (AU), Matte Rochford (AU), Jill Scott (AU), Richard Serra (US), John F. Simon Jr. (US), Brian Springer (US), Hito Steyerl (DE), Ricky Swallow (US), Jeff Thompson (US), Pia van Gelder (AU), Ulla Wiggen (US) and…

Exhibition | Danae Valenza and Simon McGuinness, The Torn Cloud | Gertrude Glasshouse

Exhibition dates: 11 September–10 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 11 September 2015, 6–8pm Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present a new Gertrude Glasshouse exhibition by Studio Artist Danae Valenza in collaboration with Simon McGuinness. Their exhibition, titled The Torn Cloud, reflects on the scale and potentiality of humans and their built environments. The artists describe the project as folows: Temporary/permanent. A scaffold bigger than the sum of its parts. Tall buildings cast shadows. From atop, people glint, pulse through streets with a hum. Flecks of stone in the pavement become a tiny phenomenon. Phone lines are electric with human voices. If you could reach so far to tear a cloud, where would you go from there? Danae Valenza and Simon McGuinness are Melbourne-based creative practitioners who work together in many ways, often with friends and other people they meet. The…

Exhibition and Forum | The Material Turn | Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Artists: Sarah crowEST, 3-ply,  Carolyn Eskdale, Nathan Gray, Bianca Hester, Helen Johnson, Katie Lee with Andrew Sainsbury, Elizabeth Newman, Sophie Takách, Isadora Vaughan. Curator: Rebecca Coates Opening Celebration: Thu 10 Sept, 5.30–7.30 PM Exhibition Dates: 11 September to 3 October 2015 What influence does critical theory have on contemporary art and artists? Conceived as an expanded proposition, this exhibition explores one of the current ‘critical turns’, New Materialisms. What is this New Materialisms beyond a literary or theoretical series of positions and how might it inform an artistic process? How does the material practice of art speak back to critical theory? The exhibition examines the dialogue between practice and theory through the lens of new materialisms within an academic, practice-led research context and gallery space. Forum | As part of the exhibition program and the VCA Art Forum series a…

Exhibition | An illumination: the Rothschild Prayer Book and other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection | Ian Potter Museum of Art

A new exhibition opening at the Ian Potter Museum of this Art provides an opportunity for Melbourne audiences to see art from the Kerry Stokes Collection, including the famous Rothschild Prayer Book. The exhibition is curated by Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion and brings together paintings, stained glass, polychrome sculpture and other art dating from between 1280 and 1685. Mr Stokes has built his collection of illuminated manuscripts over the past forty years, though many of the works included in this exhibition, such as the Pieter Breughel the Younger painting Calvary (1615), are more recent acquisitions stimulated by his recent purchase of the Rothschild Prayer Book (c. 1505 – 1510 ) in early January 2014. The Rothschild Prayer Book is a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance art and it is considered one of the finest illuminated manuscripts in private hands. It was…