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Tag: Installation Art

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Fiona Foley

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Column, Uncategorized,

Fiona Foley is an artist who has benefited from being in the right place at the right time. Having begun exhibiting in the mid-1980s, she is young enough to have missed the great ideological battles that took place in the art of the sixties and seventies. She never had to worry about edges and picture […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Rebecca Horn and Medicine & Art

Saturday, December 5th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It’s appropriate that the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art is staging Japan’s first-ever Rebecca Horn retrospective at the same time the Mori Art Museum is hosting the show, Medicine and Art. Of all those who dwell in the upper echelons of international contemporary art, no-one has been more dedicated than Horn when it comes to […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Ken Unsworth & Paul Selwood

Saturday, July 11th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

As a by-product of last year’s flawed Biennale, Sydney was introduced to an extraordinary new venue. Cockatoo Island is an old naval shipyard, an industrial fantasia, only fifteen minutes by ferry from Circular Quay. Over the past six months the island has been used as concert venue and as a drawing camp for students from […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Doubletake: The Anne Landa Award

Saturday, July 4th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It may enjoy a ‘cutting edge’ reputation, but too much new media art translates into an aimless, shapeless sequence of images grouped around one or two central ideas. These works are not valued for what they are, but for what they represent. Australia’s official contribution to the Venice Biennale provides an excellent example. To read […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

53rd Venice Biennale

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Making Worlds – Fare Mondi is the theme for this year’s Venice Biennale, the 53rd installment of the world’s leading contemporary art exhibition. In the words of Daniel Birnbaum, the Swedish-born, Frankfurt-based director, the title expresses a wish “to emphasise the process of creation.” This may sound a very modest ambition but Birnbaum does have […]