Exotic Hollywood at GoMA
An eclectic mix of documentary, drama and escapist fantasy, these films transplanted topical narratives of shifting gender, race and social values to the dramatic foreign landscapes of Africa, the Middle East, the South Seas and Asia.
'Exotic Hollywood' brings together a selection of these films drawn from the time between World War One and World War Two, when international tourism was still only accessible to the affluent. It offers insights into the American ...
Goldin+Senneby: Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg) Exhibition at IMA
For the Brisbane iteration Goldin+Senneby invited Camila Marambio and Amaara Raheem to act as interlocutors. Marambio & Raheem responded with QUIZ which led to RESULT which led to the conception of Meth(odology) Lab. During the first week of the exhibition Meth(odology) Lab was open making TIME: an immersive set of procedures that distill and digest through lines of Goldin+Senneby’s practice.
In the main room, a plot of land acquired by Goldin+Senneby is ...
All the World’s Memories at GoMA
The program features works that reflect on humanity's engagement with the natural world and built environment; portraits of public and private personalities made from home recordings; visual essays and compilations that mine material appropriated from news agencies, advertising and popular cinema; and pioneering collage films that juxtapose found footage from disparate sources. Connecting the various works is a desire to understand the world through poetic forms of montage.
Louise Paramor Palace of the Republic Exhibition at NGV
The NGV has invited Paramor to take over a dedicated space of The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia with a specially commissioned installation involving a multitude of new paper sculptures that reference Paramor’s earlier artistic practice in conjunction with a survey of her recent colourful plastic assemblages.
Louise Paramor Palace of the Republic Exhibition
17 November 2017 – 12 March 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Studies on the Ecology of Drama Exhibition at ACMI
Studies on the Ecology of Drama is a four-screen installation by renowned Finnish filmmaker and artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila.
Against the backdrop of the Finnish countryside, a ‘human actor’ guides us through a series of thoughtful yet playful visual exercises. Through meditative animation and visual effects we’re invited to consider how cinema constructs our relationship to nature.
Featuring a juniper tree, a common swift, a horse, a butterfly and a group of ...
Del Kathryn Barton The Highway is a Disco Exhibition at NGV
Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco reveals the artist’s imaginative and deeply sensuous world, where ornately decorated species – both human and animal – are rendered in seductive line and colour. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco is a survey of new and recent work by the two times Archibald Portrait Prize winner that reveals the breadth of Barton’s practice.
Featuring comprehensive displays of recent paintings and drawings for which she is arguably best known, ...
Take a First-Look At Brisbane’s Vibrant New Temporary Creative Pop-Up!
South Bank Corporation Chair Dr Catherin Bull AM said Flowstate, the Corporation’s first significant redevelopment in the Parklands since the award-winning River Quay in 2011, provides a tangible demonstration of creative urban recycling in the heart of the precinct.
“Around the world, leading public precincts are constantly evolving and it is the Corporation’s role to oversee, adapt and transform South Bank so it remains relevant, desirable and exciting both publicly and commerc...
Measures of Distance Exhibition at GoMA
The title alludes to the way artists investigate themes of emotional and physical distance or closeness (sometimes articulated as belonging and displacement). Travel and journeys (through the landscape or within the self), histories of colonisation, migration, and exile and return, appear alongside investigations of what it means to belong to a culture, a people, locality or home.
The exhibition focuses on regions such as Europe, United States, South America, ...
World Premiere of Terror Nullius by Soda_Jerk Coming Soon to ACMI!
TERROR NULLIUS is the third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), a ten-year, biennial program providing $100,000 for the creation of new works by mid-career Australian artists – and the most significant moving image commission in the country. Soda_Jerk take on the IPMIC following the success of The Was, their 2016 collaboration with The Avalanches. This year they have also presented multi-channel video installations at international art spaces including the Barbican, London; ...
Picasso the Vollard Suite Exhibition at QAG
Picasso once said of the role of an artist, 'it's not what the artist does that counts, but what he is'. He identified himself, along with his own sense of artistic creativity and sexuality, with the mythical figure of the Minotaur. Nowhere is the link between the artist and 'the untamable beast', to use Picasso's words, more apparent than in the 'Vollard Suite'. In these prints the major emphasis was devoted to transformations of the artists into his alter-ego, the Minotaur.