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 .
Claude Viallat, born in 1936 in Nimes, France, is a representative artist of 'Supports/Surfaces', an art movement in the late 1960s in France. At that time they questioned anew the fixed concept or systematic side of painting and its accoutrements, asking, for example, why only canvases, wooden frames, and paint itself... Experimentation led Viallat him to establish the typical way in which he paints a consecutive pattern such as bean shapes, using vivid colours on a variety of fabrics, tents, parasols, curtains, awnings and so on.
Text courtesy Kamakura Gallery.
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