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 ...
Through a Glass, Darkly: The Films of Ingmar Bergman at GoMA
His films are known for their explication of deep religious concerns, their heartfelt understanding of the intricacies of human relationships, and for their arrestingly beautiful imagery. Bergman inspired countless filmmakers with his depth of vision and intelligence, yet the heart and power of his artistry remains inimitable.
This program includes a selection of Bergman's key directorial works that illustrate the development and breadth of his oeuvre. They are ...
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 ...
Hadron Collider Exhibition at Queensland Museum
Buried deep beneath the border of France and Switzerland, the Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and the product of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The LHC is responsible for some of CERN’s most renowned work, including the discovery of the Higgs boson particle in 2012. The Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building ...