What is interesting to me is what's behind technology and the philosophical aspects of that.
Typically trust is my preferred curatorial methodology. I would never tell an artist what to make.
Standing before Zhang Huan’s Sydney Buddha —considering the grace and serenity of the five-meter-tall Buddha’s decidedly feminine repose—I can’t escape the fact that the foyer of Carriageworks, in which the Buddha has been recently installed, stinks. Something has died here and then dried in the summer sun. ...
Since migrating to Australia from Romania over thirty years ago, artist Aida Tomescu has emerged as a formidable presence in Australian art, collecting a host of accolades, including the Sulman
Over the Australian summer, cult Chinese artists Yangjiang Group will present a new multi-site work commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Actions for Tomorrow will take
Tacita Dean’s commission for the 19th Biennale of Sydney and Carriageworks, Event for a Stage, sits at the apex of a Biennale whose greatest successes have been in its film, video and performance works. Dean is an artist who courts chance and she described this, her first live work, as being based on a “series of profound...
The curatorial frame of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, that artistic imagination and desire are the seeds from which art is made, is so transparent it is almost invisible. Juliana Engburg’s adjective laden curatorial essay tries to eke out greater substance from the idea that artists have imaginations and are creative but ultimately it is a...
The 19th Biennale of Sydney, curated by Juliana Engberg, opened this week under the title You Imagine What You Desire. At times, it succeeds in being both intelligent and accessible, something that is difficult for an art event of this scale. However, ‘Show, don't tell’ is a technique that would give many of the works in this...
‘For me, one of the most political acts of the 21st Century is to be vulnerable. It’s not to take a single position or write a manifesto of democracy, it’s to actually make yourself vulnerable to being wrong. If you can do this then you can create a different space of risk for others to come in and create encounters.’...
" Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." George Bernard Shaw In 1879, a French postman named Ferdinand Cheval began building an esoteric homage to the beauty of sandstone. On one of his postal rounds, Cheval came across small pieces of...
In literary criticism, the term Bildungsroman refers to a coming of age novel. The protagonist learns a lesson, undergoes a transformation and grows up. They are stories where sentiment conflicts with authority, and we love them because they question our foundations and because we were all kids, once. ‘Emerging’ is the art...
Themes of intimacy and scale dominate the visual arts component of the Sydney Festival, and though the festival prizes eclecticism there are strong associations between the works on show. The blokes blockbuster strikes again as the MCA and the Art Gallery of New South Wales respectively host Anish Kapoor and Francis Bacon exhibitions.
Launched in partnership with the Mori Art Museum, M+ Hong Kong, and the Singapore Art Museum, the prize will go towards the creation of a new screen-based artwork.
Lindy Lee described her sculpture as 'a dance between something that is solid and something that is just drifting off into stardust.'
The 34th Bienal de São Paulo speculates on art's role in a challenging and uncertain present.
Hauser & Wirth rises to the challenge of presenting Philip Guston's last and most controversial decade of work.
At Ishara Art Foundation, curator Sabih Ahmed continues to position art in Asia 'through a prism of complex geographies'.
Paintings made for the album Kid A will be part of an online auction and in-person exhibition this October.
It is only in recent years that the artist's kaleidoscopic paintings have found an international following.
The announcement follows news last week that the gallery now represents Donald Judd and the Judd Foundation.
Made using the same technology found in mechanical billboards, the installation was revealed at the opening of the Battersea Power Station Underground today.
Similar events are taking place from Warsaw to Santiago this month in a global effort to reactivate the art world.
The exhibition aims to showcase outsiders and provocateurs in Australian contemporary art.
Made with silver and blue polypropylene, the project will be completed and revealed to the public on Saturday 18 September.
At Simon Lee Gallery in Hong Kong, Dexter Dalwood invites the viewer to consider what painting could be.
Monika Szewczyk, the director of de Appel in Amsterdam, discusses the importance of creating the conditions for deep study.
The talks programme, initiated by Saint Petersburg's Manege Central Exhibition Hall, will introduce ideas to help us rethink our relationship with the world today.
The Armory Show is an important New York art fair presenting leading international art galleries. Held in September at the Javits Center, view Ocula's highlights from the ground in this photolog.
Ho is taking over from Claire Hsu, who built the world's largest collection of materials related to Asian contemporary art.
The sale will include coveted works by Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly.