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Postcard from Brisbane
 Related Press Postcard from Brisbane
 27 September 2016, Frieze

As I write this, I’m on a long-haul flight from London to Brisbane, the sub-tropical capital of the state of Queensland, Australia. I’ve grabbed a copy of The Wall Street Journal and flip to its global weather forecast. It kindly includes both Sydney and Melbourne – however, the space between Boston and Brussels gapes cruelly. For...

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Biennale of Sydney program features dog walking as performance Related Press Biennale of Sydney program features dog walking as performance 22 February 2016, The Sydney Morning Herald

A slew of live events and performances has been announced for the Biennale of Sydney, which opens on March 18. Over the opening weekend Justene Williams–known for her Dada-inspired immersive art environments – is working with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra to re-imagine Victory Over the Sun, a futurist opera first performed in St...

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Plastic Bongs, Chinese Mini-Zines, and Endless Labors of Love at the LA Art Book Fair Related Press Plastic Bongs, Chinese Mini-Zines, and Endless Labors of Love at the LA Art Book Fair 15 February 2016, Hyperallergic

Artist books and zines are the vinyl records of the book publishing world. They retain the romance of the physical book, often pushing the boundaries of narrative and form, but given the economics of contemporary art production, the vast majority tend to make little if any money and are often more a labor of love. At Printed Matter’s 2016...

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The safety of objects at Jakarta Biennale Related Press The safety of objects at Jakarta Biennale 26 November 2015, Artforum

With blockbuster biennials increasingly wedded to the galleries underwriting them, the term “biennial art”—the European second cousin of “commercial” art—no longer holds the same currency. When it comes to events off the beaten track, however, exhibitions often build credibility through following “biennial...

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'Neither Forward nor Back': Acting in the Present Related Press 'Neither Forward nor Back': Acting in the Present 25 November 2015, Art Agenda

Chaotic and dense, lively, spirited, and in some senses logistically miraculous, the 2015 Jakarta Biennale takes its cue squarely from the political and geographic condition of Indonesia as an “archipelago state”—a nation comprised of a loose and idiosyncratic cluster of 922 inhabited islands. The exhibition trains its focus...

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Charles Esche on the 2015 'Jakarta Biennale' Related Press Charles Esche on the 2015 'Jakarta Biennale' 12 November 2015, Flash Art

The 2015 Jakarta Biennale, titled Maju Kena, Mundur Kena: Bertindak Sekarang   (Neither Forward nor Back: Acting in the Present), runs from November 15, 2015, through January 17, 2016. Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum, is collaborating with six emerging Indonesian curators to question what it means to act as artists and...

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Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 Related Press Largest number of Australian artists selected for APT8 9 June 2015, Visual Arts Hub

The Asia Pacific Triennial has become a defining exhibition within the international biennale arena. It will, again, be presented by the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) this November, with 83 artists selected from 32 countries for this its eighth edition. While biennales love to roll out “numbers and...

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'My Country' Indigenous Australian Art In Auckland Related Press 'My Country' Indigenous Australian Art In Auckland 9 April 2014, Art Radar Asia / 04 April 2014

Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, is exhibiting nearly 100 works by 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists from 28 March to 20 July 2014. The exhibition, which is New Zealand’s largest ever show of Aboriginal art, is called, My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia. It explores the artists’ connection with the land...

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