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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INAUGURAL HONOLULU BIENNIAL Related Press HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INAUGURAL HONOLULU BIENNIAL 3 May 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

The first edition of the Honolulu Biennial has already been in full swing for one month by the time I arrived in Hawai'i. Directed by Fumio Nanjo of Tokyo's Mori Art Museum, and curated by Ngahiraka Mason, formerly of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Biennial, entitled Middle of Now | Here, is the first-ever event of its kind in the Pacific...

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How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? 3 April 2017, Frieze

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona Related Press Getting to grips with the nature of art at Mona 23 January 2017, Apollo

Since opening in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart, Australia, has put man’s biological impulses and realities at the heart of its curatorial mission. Mona’s founder David Walsh declared infamously that the only relevant themes in contemporary art (and the ones guiding his personal collection) were sex and death. Newspaper...

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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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Journeying beyond Western time in contemporary Aboriginal Australian art Related Press Journeying beyond Western time in contemporary Aboriginal Australian art 7 September 2016, Hyperallergic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In 1971, at a remote government settlement in Australia’s Northern Territory called Papunya, a group of elderly Aboriginal men painted designs from ancestral creation stories onto a school wall in cheap, bright acrylics. They did so at the urging of Geoffrey Bardon, a white schoolteacher, who’d seen these...

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'When Silence Falls' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Related Press 'When Silence Falls' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 7 April 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

When Silence Falls is the second of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ (AGNSW) Contemporary Collection Projects, a series aimed at highlighting the institution’s own holdings and revealing new connections—or, in their words, “sightlines”—between the artworks. The series launched in 2015 with the exhibition...

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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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Art From The 'Dark Heart' Of Australia Related Press Art From The 'Dark Heart' Of Australia 12 March 2014, Alfred Hickling for The Guardian / 11 March 2014

A young man in shades is being interviewed. The conversation, airing on an old black-and-white TV, runs like this: "Do you think purchasing Aboriginal art is an act of cultural reconciliation?" "Uh, no." "Are you sure about that?" "Uh, no." "So it is reconciliatory?" "Uh, yes." "In...

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