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 .
Pino Deodato was born in Nao, Vibo Valentia, in 1950. He currently lives and works in Milan, where he arrived in 1969. Here he attended the Brera Academy and came into contact with some exponents of Milanese art, becoming the assistant to Giangiacomo Spadari. Subsequently he came to know the French artistic environment: this was the 70s, a time when culture went hand in hand with political and social events. Deodato developed his artistic creations around these actions, which he then exhibited in Italy and abroad. In the early 80s he mainly worked with the Galleria Gastaldelli, later exhibiting in many Italian public and private spaces: II Milione, Cardi, Klerks, Progettoarte ELM (Milan), Cristofori (Bologna), Narciso (Turin), Claudio Poleschi (Lucca), Art Events (Benevento), Susanna Orlando (Pietrasanta e Forte dei Marmi), Ambrosino (Miami), Foro Italica (Rome), Museo Paolo Pini, Fondazione Pomodoro (Milan), Contemporary Art Platform (Kuwait City). From the 90s Deodato's artistic expression has been characterised by magic realism that, find inspiration in the channels of his memory, gives rise to authentic metaphors of life. This path has continued into the new millennium: Deodato, humanist and alchemist of the image, always moving between sculpture and painting, continues to narrate the history of mankind with a stern and kind, sharp and poetic look, open to marvelous and fantastic. Pino Deodato lives and works in Milan.
Text courtesy Dep Art Gallery.
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