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Exhibitions currently on at MONA – Museum of Old and New Art

Permanent exhibition | MONANISM – Evolving | Curated by David Walsh, Olivier Varenne and Nicole Durling and the MONA team   The permanent collection exhibition continues; however, it keeps changing.   Some of the works currently on display:  Gelitin, Locus Focus (2010); Anselm Kiefer, Sternenfall (1999) and Sternenfall/Shevirath ha Kelim (2007); Christian Boltanski, The Life of C. B. (2010); Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary (1996); Wim Delvoye, Cloaca Professional (2010). Favourites – love/hate: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Room (2006), Brigita Ozolin’s Kryptos (2008-2010) and Wim Delvoye’s Cloaca Professional (2010). THE RED QUEEN | Art that shows why art is made | curated by Olivier Varenne, Nicole Durling and the MONA team Until September 8, 2014 The Red Queen is a character from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. She’s a sinister mixture of power and futility: even as she doles out…

Lecture | William Blake in the 21st century – Peter Otto | NGV International

William Blake illustration 'Dante running from Three Beasts'

Keynote Lecture: William Blake in the 21st century        This lecture introduces Blake as artist, poet, and prophet by mapping his attempts radically to transform traditional understandings of the book, from the Songs of Innocence (1789) to the Laocoön engraving (c.1815). The interactive, open-ended, multi-media forms he created are a radical response to the modern, commercial culture of Romantic-era London; yet, as I will suggest, these same forms also seem at home in the early 21st century, where they gesture towards ideals often promised but rarely realised in our now digitally connected world. Speaker Prof Peter Otto, The University of Melbourne                                                             Date: Saturday 5th April, 2pm Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level Free. More details here. There will also be two ‘Curator’s Perspective’  floor talks in the exhibition space by Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at 12:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturday 5th April. About the…

Exhibition | Future Memorials at TarraWarra Museum of Art

The exhibition ‘Future Memorials’ is currently showing at the TarraWarra Museum of Art until 9th February. The exhibition has been developed by Sydney-based Wiradjuri-Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones and Melbourne-based non-Aboriginal artist Tom Nicholson in collaboration with senior Wurundjeri Elder Prof. Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy AO. The exhibition stems from the proximity of TWMA to the site of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station, which occupied almost 5000 acres along the Yarra River between 1863 and 1924. The exhibition opened in 2013, the 150th anniversary year of the founding or Coranderrk, one of the most significant sites of Koorie history in Victoria. The exhibition was commissioned by TWMA and developed inclose consultation with the Coranderrk’s Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation and other important figures in the Wurdundjeri story from the Yarra Valley area. Tom Nicholson’s Towards a Monument to Batman’s Treaty incorporates thousands of bricks and…

News | NGV 2014 Winter Masterpieces Revealed

Italian Masterpieces from Spain coming to Melbourne Mark Shepheard The National Gallery of Victoria today announced the 2014 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition: Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado. This follows hot-on-the-heels of last year’s Portrait of Spain exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (and also at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) and again reflects the Museo del Prado’s new—and very welcome—initiative to broaden access to its holdings and strengthen its international profile. Another Prado show, then, but completely different from the Queensland/Houston exhibition, and exclusive to Melbourne. The focus here will be on the Italian works in the Prado collection. For much of the period 1500-1800, Spain ruled large sections of the Italian peninsula and was also extremely influential at the Papal court in Rome. The breadth and quality of the Prado’s Italian holdings are…

Exhibition | 1969: the black box of Conceptual Art

Australia’s first conceptual art exhibition, originally staged in Melbourne in 1969, is being recreated at the University of Sydney Art Gallery, in the exhibition 1969: the black box of Conceptual art. Burn Cutforth Ramsden originally ran at the Pinacotheca gallery in St Kilda. The University Art Gallery has reunited the three works of Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden for this free exhibition, opening on 3 August. The reconstruction will be accompanied by video, journals, paintings and other works made at the time by the three young expatriates, providing a broader context for their work and demonstrating how their art emerged from the edges of late modernist painting. A month after the exhibition first ran conceptual art grabbed headlines in Australia when artists wrapped Sydney’s Little Bay in fabric. In comparison Burn Cutforth Ramsden was a relatively low-key affair…

Talks | Robert Rooney at CCP

Robert Rooney: A Night of Talks As part of the 
Centre for Contemporary Photography’s new exhibition Robert Rooney: The Box Brownie Years 1956-58 CCP is holding a night of talks. Artist Philip Brophy, writer and curator David Homewood and Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts, ANU School of Art, will speak on and around the work of Robert Rooney. Children and adolescents are often seen as ragged kid-flaneurs, re-mapping familiar urban or suburban spaces. Using a diverse range of historical Australian sources, Martin Jolly will explore these secret, under the adult radar, territories and trajectories. Martyn Jolly is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art. He is an artist and writer. His book Faces of the Living Dead: The Belief in Spirit Photography came out in 2006.  A consideration of noncomposition in the conceptual…

Exhibition | Northern Lights | Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Northern Lights Friday 1 March – Sunday 5 May, 2013 In a search for the sublime, subliminal and seminal, Northern Lights celebrates the creative wealth of women artists in the northern suburbs of Melbourne whose diverse backgrounds and experiences are connected by location. The majestic landscape and its human intervention are seen in the work of Rosalind Atkins, Peta Clancy, Georgina Cue, Aunty Gwen Garoni, Siri Hayes, Anna Hoyle, Rebecca Mayo and Polixeni Papapetrou. Interior explorations – architectural, domestic and anatomic – are revealed in the work of Louise Blyton, Katherine Hattam, Viv Miller, Hilary Jackman and Clare Rae. Characterisation and the investigation of personality and psyche can be discovered in the work of Helen Kocis Edwards, Rachel Feery, Jacqui Stockdale and Sarah Veli. Northern Lights features 32 artists practicing in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, tapestry, installation…

Art and Art History News | November 3rd

Art and Art History News | November 3rd Katrina Grant The Rijksmuseum is the latest museum to make a massive number (125 000 so far) of high quality, zoomable images of its collection available online without any copyright restrictions. The museum is encouraging people to create galleries of their favourite works, print out the images on posters or ‘re-mix’ them to create new art. Looters are stripping ancient sites in Bulgaria – reports suggest that as many as 50 000 people could be involved in daily trasure hunting raids. Ben Eltham in Crikey on the contribution  the arts sector can make to engagement with Asia. One of America’s foremost art critics Dave Hickey says he is walking away from the arts world because it is ‘calcified, self-reverential and a hostage to rich collectors who have no respect for what they…

Performance and Conversation | Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects at the State Library of Victoria Kaldor Public Art Projects will present its 26th art project, featuring the work of internationally renowned artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, in the Cowen Gallery at the State Library of Victoria from the 16th November until the 6th December 2012. The artists will present their work Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on ‘Ode to Joy’ for a Prepared Piano, in which they integrate sound, performance and sculpture to create a captivating new experience for audiences, heralding a new direction for international contemporary art. Jennifer Allora (born 1974, USA) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971, Cuba) live and work in Puerto Rico and have been collaborating as an artist duo for fifteen years. Allora and Calzadilla have produced an experimental and interdisciplinary body of work, combining performance, sculpture, video and sound.…

Exhibition | Cloudy Sensoria, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Cloudy Sensoria October 19 2012 – December 2 2012 From light phenomena to sound, qualities of smell and the dispersal of air in space, Cloudy Sensoria explores the intangible forms of sensation. The exhibition acts as a site specific interpretation of the time shifting experiences at Bundoora Homestead. Originally the home of an aristocratic family, then an institution for men deeply traumatised and often disfigured by war; no one lives here anymore, it is now a cultural centre, a place for ideas and contemplation. As if the walls could tell their stories, the artists engage the audience in new ways of seeing – often not with the eyes – perceiving the building, its location and history. Co Curated by Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre & RMIT University (School of Architecture and Design) exhibition Venue: Bundoora Homestead…

Exhibition and Discussion | Made to last: the conservation of art

Made to last: the conservation of art Ever wondered how to conserve your works of art? What’s involved with keeping your precious paintings free from wear and tear? How do you restore works after damage by flood or fire? Conservators from the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne will be visiting the Latrobe Regional Gallery to discuss all aspects of conservation in a series of special activities on Saturday 22 September 2012. Visitors are invited to bring along small works of art and objects for the conservators to view. During the day the conservators will demonstrate some basic cleaning techniques and will discuss issues of conservation as well as hosting a conservator’s clinic for patrons to bring along their small to medium sized artworks (paintings, artworks on paper and objects), and archival material (documents, photographs and books)…

Forum and Exhibition Viewing | The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster at the NGV

The Four Horsemen: Apocalypse, Death and Disaster  at the NGV The NGV will hold a forum with two distinguished speakers discuss key themes of the exhibition with particular reference to Dürer’s Apocalypse, the end of time and the representation of death. Presented in association with ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, The University of Melbourne. Keynote Speakers Prof Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas ‘Dürer’s Apocalypse: The End of the World or the Beginning of a Career? Prof Dagmar Eichberger, University of Trier, Germany ‘ The Rider of the Pale Horse: Depicting Death In Art’ Introduction to the Exhibition Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints & Drawings, NGV Date: Fri 31 Aug, 2–4pm (exhibition viewing from 4–5pm) Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road Tickets: $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession Information & bookings: Ph +61 3 8662…

Exhibitions | New exhibitions at MUMA Liquid Archive and Pretty Air and Useful Things

MUMA exhibitions July to September 2012 Liquid Archive | Pretty Air and Useful Things Exhibition Dates: 19 July – 22 September 2012 Opening Function: 3.00 – 5.00pm, Saturday 21 July 2012 Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus Opening remarks at 4.00pm by Nikos Papastergiadis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne Pre-opening: A welcome and blessing of Joyce Campbell’s project Te Taniwha will take place at 2.30pm See the website for more detail http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/ About the exhibitions Liquid Archive Curator: Geraldine Barlow Artists: Laurence Aberhart | Bashir Baraki | Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | Joyce Campbell Zoe Croggon | Mathew Jones | Leah King-Smith | Nicola Loder | Maha Maamoun | Ricky Maynard Tom Nicholson | Patrick Pound | Raqs Media Collective | Xochitl Rivera Navarrete | Zineb Sedira [The User] | Kit Wise Archives allow us to…

Bastille Day at the NGV

Bastille Day at the NGV To celebrate Bastille Day this Saturday, July 14th, the NGV International will be open until midnight with all tickets to the current winter masterpiece exhibition Napoleon: Revolution to Empire only $10 each from 5pm till midnight (until sold out more details here). As well as the Napoleon exhibition there are a range of programs. Some highlights include: Tours of the NGV Heroes and Legends Volunteer Guided Tours at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level NGV Collection Highlights Volunteer Guided Tour 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level Director’s Final Tour: Some recent acquisitions & re-attributions 9–10pm – Join Dr Gerard Vaughan, NGV Director on a Roaming Tour of the NGV Level 2 galleries – Free, Meet Foyer, Ground Level Talks Introductory Talk – Napoleon 5–5.45pm, 6–6.45pm…

What are you looking at? | David R. Marshall, The Napoleon Exhibition at the NGV International

The Napoleon Exhibition by David R. Marshall The Napoleon: Revolution to Empire exhibition is now on at the National Gallery of Victoria. Here I want to muse a little on a few works that caught my eye at the opening. That this exhibition is about Napoleon is hard to miss, with his name in giant illuminated letters near the entrance and a huge banner of David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps on the side of the NGV. In this respect the exhibition represents a departure for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series which lately has taken its cue from the series of exhibition on period styles at the Victoria and Albert Museum, such as Art Deco (which originated at the V&A) and Vienna: Art and Design. According to what I have been told the idea for this exhibition began as Marie Antoinette.…