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  • 26th Feb 2013

    Daniel Boyd and Manuel Ocampo are included in The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7).

    Established in 1993, The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship international contemporary art event. It is the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 continues the series’ forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists.

    APT7 marks the twentieth anniversary of the APT, and presents an opportunity to reflect on the unprecedented transformations that have occurred in Australia, Asia and the Pacific over the past two decades. Key themes include transforming landscapes, varied engagements with the city, and the adaptability of local cultures in today's globalised world.

    Occupying the entire Gallery of Modern Art and key spaces at the Queensland Art Gallery, APT7 will feature new and recent works by 75 senior and emerging artists and groups from 27 countries across the region. Major groups of works by younger-generation artists from Indonesia and Vietnam reflect the exciting scenes emerging in those countries. The diversity and depth of Australian Aboriginal art is expressed in the work of five artists, representing some of the most dynamic aspects of Australian art today.

    The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)  
    8th December 2012 - 14th April 2013
    Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
    Stanley Place, South Bank,
    Queensland 4101, Australia
    www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

     
  • 12th Dec 2012

    Manuel Ocampo's current show at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York has been reviewed in Artforum.

    Manuel Ocampo
    The View Through the Bull of a Manual Laborer of Menagerie Gussied
    Over White Ground: 20 Years of Self-Loathing and Intestinal Mishaps

    8th November - 22nd November 2012
    Tyler Rollins Fine Art
    529 West 20th Street
    New York NY 10011
    www.trfineart.com
     

  • 11th Dec 2012

    Just sing what you feel is a new installation by Melbourne artist Jon Campbell at the National Gallery of Victoria, that encourages people of all ages to contribute to, and play with, contemporary art and music. 

    Drawing inspiration from everyday life, language and rock ‘n’ roll, Campbell will create an interactive space for children and families at the NGV that celebrates summer in Melbourne.

    Campbell takes motifs from Australian culture and transforms them into a colourful display of words and illustrations encouraging audiences to look more closely at the world around them, finding meaning and beauty in the everyday.  

    just sing what you feel is a three-part installation of music and visual art. Children and families are invited to create their own DIY backyard experience using Campbell’s colourful drawings of everyday outdoor items including deck chairs, BBQs or plants.

    The more vocal visitors can sing a duet with Campbell in interactive karaoke booths. Children watch, listen, sing along to and record Campbell’s yeah, yeah, yeah song.
     
    The final space celebrates the ‘yeah’ flag, a concept developed by Campbell in 2004 which aims to create a new way of thinking about our future.

    just sing what you feel 
    8 December 2012 — 17 February 2013
    The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
    Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Level G
    Open daily 10am–5pm. Entry is FREE
    National Gallery of Victoria

  • 18th Sep 2012

    Tony Schwensen is included in the exhibition Swedish for Argument at the UTS Gallery, Sydney from 23rd October — 23rd November 2012. 

    In an age where one in 10 Europeans is conceived in a IKEA bed, it is hardly surprising that the pervasive influence of this flatpack giant has found its way into the visual arts. Swedish for Argument uses IKEA as a departure point to examine ideas of production, ownership, 
ubiquity and need.

    

Swedish for Argument includes existing and commissioned works by international and Australian artists. The exhibition will be accompanied by a talks series, an IKEA Recovery Workshop and a small publication. Curated by Holly Williams.

    Swedish for Argument
    23rd October — 23rd November 2012
    UTS Gallery
    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building, Building 6 

    702 Harris Street 
Ultimo
    Sydney NSW 2007 
    utsgallery.uts.edu.au

  • 11th Sep 2012

    Matt Hinkley's recent exhibition at KALIMANRAWLINS is reviewed in the September 2012 issue of Frieze magazine by David Homewood. 

  • 2nd Aug 2012

    We are pleased to announce that Jon Campbell has won the prestigious $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize.

    This prize is supported by Basil Sellers in order to encourage contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport past and present, and to contribute to critical reflection on all forms of sport and sporting culture in Australia.

    Jon was awarded the prize for his work, Dream team, depicting the nicknames of famous AFL players, past and present. The work consists of 22 enamel paintings on board featuring names such as 'Captain Blood', 'Cowboy', 'Dipper', 'Daisy' and 'Buddy Love'.

    Basil Sellers Art Prize
    3rd August — 4th November 2012
    Ian Potter Museum of Art
    University of Melbourne
    www.sellersartprize.com.au

  • 23rd Jun 2012

    Ronnie van Hout will be holding a solo exhibiton titled I've seen Things at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand from 7th July — 11 November 2012.

    The title of the show hints at secrets and insider knowledge. I've seen things is taken from a scene in the iconic sci-fi film Blade Runner. Set in a futuristic Los Angeles in 2019, Blade Runner examines memory and identity, asking, what does it take to be human?

    I've Seen Things places Blade Runner in a larger plot that mines real and fictional stories, with the artist himself inserted into the heart of the tale. Van Hout can usually be found front and centre stage in his work, the artist offering us endless versions of his own self in the form of models, stand-ins, duplications and distortions.

    In I've Seen Things, van Hout inserts himself within a bigger historical narrative; that of Canterbury's The Full Gospel Mission, or the 'God Squad', as they were commonly known. A religious cult based around Christchurch from the 1970s through to their disbandment in 2002, I've Seen Things documents their story, one already filtered through rumour, scandal and intrigue, as a tale of downfall.

    Ronnie van Hout
    I've Seen Things
    7th July — 11 November 2012
    The Dowse Art Museum
    45 Laings Road
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand 
    www.newdowse.org.nz

  • 6th Jun 2012

    Renee So is holding an exhibition of new works at Jancou, Geneva. This will be So's first in Switzerland and will present two knitted pictures, two sculptures and a ceramic relief.

    This new body of work mines centuries of art historical traditions and styles, from royal Roman portraiture to medieval tapestries. A central subject shared by all of the works is the figure of a bearded man with a broad, jutting brow and bulbous, curled facial hair. This character is inspired by the bearded and pot-bellied stoneware vessels that were imported from Rhineland, Germany to England from the 16th to 18th centuries. Dubbed Bellarmine ware, the jugs were used to store wine or ale. While the face carved on their surface represented the Dionysian 'wild man' of popular European folklore, they took their name from the Italian cardinal and saint Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621).

    With their simplified, geometric forms and carved features, So's sculptural depictions of the bearded man take on a solemn, museological feel, reminiscent of carefully restored classical artifacts. The cropped face and gilded surface of her ceramic relief also harken back to an earlier period, bringing to mind the gleaming, solemn faces of Byzantine icons. In one of So's knitted pictures, we see a different, more dynamic side to Bellarmine- here, he sits cross-legged on the floor in black pantaloons, a second face emerging from his beard as he plays with a lithe canine companion.

    Renee So
    June 6 — July 28th
    Jancou
    63, rue des Bains
    Geneva 1205 Switzerland
    www.marcjancou.com

     

  • 10th May 2012

    Simon Denny will be showing at the Aspen Art Museum from 18th May — 15th July 2012.

    Employing a hybrid methodology located somewhere between research project, retail display, and promotional campaign, Simon Denny's diverse artistic practice reflects on the production, distribution, and consumption of media in an age of accelerated technological obsolescence and relentless cultural overproduction. Through a variety of media, including photographs, sculpture, video, and printed ephemera, Denny invites us to reflect on the relationship between form and content in relation to the evolution of television and video as both technology and cultural form.

    Denny's recent works have included investigations into the form and "architecture" of the TV set itself (the physical depth of which, we are reminded, has shrunk along with the medium's loss of dominance as a content provider), the genre conventions of documentary, and the myriad processes by which content is translated from one medium to another. Other works explore the aesthetics of the glitch, moments of interference where the smooth flow of content breaks down, while still others mine the seemingly banal world of trade shows and industry publications.

    Simon Denny
    18th May — 15th July 2012
    Aspen Art Museum
    590 North Mill Street
    Aspen, CO 81611 USA
    www.aspenartmuseum.org

     
  • 26th Apr 2012

    Simon Denny has been nominated for the 2012 Walters Prize in New Zealand.

    The $50,000 Walters Prize is awarded for an outstanding work of contemporary New Zealand art produced and exhibited during the past two years. Previous winners were Yvonne Todd for Asthma and Eczema (2002), et al. for restricted access (2004), Francis Upritchard for Doomed, Doomed, All Doomed (2006), Peter Robinson for ACK (2008) and Dan Arps for Explaining Things (2010).

    Named in honour of the late New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, the Prize was established in 2002 by Founding Benefactors and Principal Donors Erika and Robin Congreve and Dame Jenny Gibbs, working together with Auckland Art Gallery. The Prize, held every two years, aims to make contemporary art a more widely recognised and debated feature of cultural life.

    The other nominees for 2012 are Alicia Frankovich, Kate Newby, and Sriwhana Spong. The finalists' artworks will be exhibited at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki for three months from 4 August, at the end of which the winner will be announced.

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