O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism Exhibition at QAG
Born in the late nineteenth century, the three painters came of age during the 1910s and '20s, decades of great social and cultural transition. While they were not connected by personal familiarity or direct correspondence, they were kindred spirits, rejecting the artistic conventions of the past and forging new ways of picturing the changing world.
United by their love of nature, O'Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith developed subjects from their immediate surroundings into distinct ...
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe Exhibition at GoMA
The exhibition follows Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and their allies and adversaries from comic book to cinema screen as it explores the interconnected films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It features more than 500 artworks from Marvel's archives and private collections, with iconic objects such as Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield and Iron Man's armour. Alongside the original comic books which introduced the characters and ...
Van Gogh and the Seasons Exhibition at NGV
Van Gogh and the Seasons is presented within sections devoted to each of the four seasons. Viewers are invited to explore Van Gogh’s profound connection to nature through nearly 50 paintings and paintings, many of which depict places that were the setting for defining moments in the artist’s tumultuous life. Drawing extensively from Van Gogh’s personal letters and research into his interest in literature and nature, Van Gogh and the Seasons provides insight into the influences and ...
Film Noir at GoMA
'Film Noir' considers a history of this distinctly American style. It brings together a selection of pre-noir films from the 1920s and 1930s, including beloved gangster stories (Underworld 1927, Josef von Sternberg) and influential German expressionist films (M 1931, Fritz Lang), alongside film noir classics (Double Indemnity 1944, Billy Wilder; The Big Sleep 1946, Howard Hawks). It also considers contemporary cinemas with the themes and aesthetics of film noir (Taxi Driver 1976, Martin ...
Atong Atem Exhibition at Sydney Customs House
Atong Atem's works pay homage to West African studio photography in the 1960s popularised by those such as Mallik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, whose works subverted the ethnographic gaze traditionally seen in colonial Africa. Following this tradition, Atong Atem turns the lens back on herself and her community, reclaiming the very tool that was used to deny black identity.
Critical, sentimental, and visually striking, Atem’s studio series use an array of cultural ...
Lawrence Weiner – Out of sight Exhibition at NGV
Weiner’s signature is his text-based work. His language takes on a new dimension with OUT OF SIGHT, where its presentation takes the form of a game that invites viewers to engage with the work through motion.
Locations already on the calendar for OUT OF SIGHT include Miami, New York, Houston, Chicago and Shanghai. Additional venues in Asia, Europe and the United States will be confirmed in 2017. At NGV International the work is installed in English.
Adman – Warhol before pop Exhibition
With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol before pop focuses on the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It provides surprising insights into the beginning of Warhol’s career, from his award-winning work as a commercial illustrator through to his first, little-known exhibitions.
Adman includes over 300 objects – from rare drawings and photographs to vintage advertisements, artist books and recreated ...
Brisbane Street Arts Festival 2017
BSAF 2017 program will offer a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and movement to capture the hearts and minds of this wonderful city. It’s a cultural event that invites anyone and everyone to explore, create, collaborate and inspire by bringing people together through art.
Situated over 20 locations around Brisbane with over 100 artists that include internationally celebrated and recognised street artist’s Sofles, Scott Marsh and Drapl alongside performances from ...
The Curves of Sensations Exhibition at Metro Arts
In the studio, he experiments with, modifies and physically deconstructs these new and old technologies in a ‘DIY’ manner in order to foreground both their material presence and the perceptual dimensions of spectatorship. Studio and gallery spaces become laboratories of perceptual affect, bringing the audience face to face with the apparatus, or immersing the spectator within its workings in a performative viewing experience.
His works often play with the ...
Grace Chang: Modern Songstress at QAGOMA
The program celebrates the songstress films of Hong Kong cinema during the 1950s and 1960s and their most alluring star: Grace Chang (Ge Lan).
This period of Mandarin cinema reflected the burgeoning changes in Hong Kong society – the mixing of East and West, old and new, regional influences and urban experiences. Grace Chang was one of the singers and actresses who dominated the screen and her appearances in Hollywood-influenced romantic comedies, musicals and ...