Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'
In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .
François-Xavier Lalanne moved to Paris in his youth to study sculpture, drawing and painting at the Académie Julian and Claude studied architecture in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs. It was not until he met Claude (née Dupeux) at his first gallery show, that he abandoned painting for sculpture. Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne have been known as ‘Les Lalanne’ since the 1960s, when they got married. Their work is a major retrospective of their work was held in 2010 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.The Lalannes’ work is represented in many prominent collections around the world, including the National Design Museum, New York; Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York; Musée Nationale d’Art Moderne, Paris; Musée d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Text courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts.
The Hong Kong art world is a perplexing place. Auction houses sell more here than anywhere else in Asia. Top international dealers are moving in and more are expected with the 2017 opening of the purpose-built H Queen’s, and art fairs continue to flourish. But outside the commercial sector there simply isn’t much art to be seen...
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