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Tag: John Kaldor

Sydney Morning Herald Column

13 Rooms

Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

In 1969 a young, enthusiastic art collector named John Kaldor sponsored a visit to Sydney by the renowned international artists, Christo and Jeanne Claude. The project that resulted was Wrapped Coast, which saw hundreds of volunteers working with the artists to wrap a rocky section of Little Bay. Wrapped Coast was the first ever Kaldor […]

Art Essays

Thomas Demand, Gonkar Gyatso

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Australian Art, International Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

There have been 24 previous Kaldor Public Art Projects in Sydney, but never anything so cool and oblique as Thomas Demand’s The Dailies 2012. The work is not installed in a gallery, but in the Commercial Travellers’ Association Club, in the MLC Centre, just off Martin Place. The unconventional venue is an essential part of […]

Art Essays

Laverty 2, Newcastle Region Art Gallery

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 Australian Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

All the talk this week has been about the Kaldor collection. This high-profile donation has prompted a massive operation on the belly of the Art Gallery of NSW, with architect, Andrew Andersens, playing a familiar role as the leading cosmetic surgeon of Australian museums. The makeover has transformed a dingy storage area into an elegant, […]

Art Essays

A fine new space for a somewhat muddled collection

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 Australian Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

First impressions of the new galleries devoted to the John Kaldor Family Collection are all good. This vast, clean, well-lighted space is an ideal environment for showing large works of contemporary art.

Sydney Morning Herald Column

40 Years: Kaldor Public Art Projects

Saturday, October 31st, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Ever since Christo and Jeanne-Claude put Little Bay under wraps in October 1969, John Kaldor has enjoyed a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative art patrons. The current exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW is both a survey and a celebration of the projects that Kaldor has initiated over the past four decades. […]