There is an afterlife for fragmented imagery.
Aida Tomescu: A Long Line of Sand
We cannot expect the form before the idea, for they will come into being together.
Idris Murphy: The Abundance
The landscape is an idea, a tradition, a thing with its own rules and history…
The National 2021
Do we want to return to a comforting idea of normality? Or would we prefer to take the opportunity to try and build a better and more just world?
Van Gogh Alive: Resurrecting the Dead
Grist for the spectacle.
All that matters is the work: Keith Looby
Looby has had ressentiment all his life, and the cause of his debilitating hatred is the art world and pretty much everyone in it.
Castlemainia: making regional arts festivals work
Staging visual art in regional Australia is a complicated business.
Asia Pacific Triennial: immense scope capturing a troubled world
The logic of making a show like the APT9 seems to be that “we do it this way because this is the way we do it.”
For her ambitious documentary project, Begg uses a few different approaches to tell the story…
Lost in Space
Spaces create stories. In the late 1970s, Sydney’s underground walkways and parking stations were the places where you could experience the stark, modernist spaces of the era’s science fiction movies.