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Art

2015

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Trace 2015: Biennial Exhibition And Art Auction In The Streets Of 4101 (Broken Memories), Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2015

Trace 2015: Biennial Exhibition And Art Auction In The Streets Of 4101 (Broken Memories), Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Her art explores the materiality of images – in particular painting, as an earthen testimony figured from the ground that speaks of the primal frontiers of art, such as material transformation, as well as environmental contingencies. In this context, her work avoids dogmatism by depicting protean and rubric worlds.


Book Review: Constructing An Avant Garde: Art In Brazil, 1949-1979 By S. Martins, Michael Leggett Jan 2015

Book Review: Constructing An Avant Garde: Art In Brazil, 1949-1979 By S. Martins, Michael Leggett

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

To anyone unfamiliar with the interventions made by avant-garde artists into the art world and occasionally wider society during the middle of the 20th century, this volume delivers a very readable account. The artists, the objects they made and the discussions they generated are selected here in relation to the particular practices and contexts emergent in Brazil following the chaos of World War II (during which the country remained neutral). In keeping with a historiographical approach—rather than an art historical account—the author introduces an initial group of Brazilian artists attracted to ideas concerned with the nature of the ...


Introduction: Art And Activism In Post-Disaster Japan, Alexander Brown, Vera C. Mackie Jan 2015

Introduction: Art And Activism In Post-Disaster Japan, Alexander Brown, Vera C. Mackie

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On 11 March 2011, the northeastern area of Japan, known as Tōhoku, was hit by an unprecedented earthquake and tsunami. The disaster damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, one of a number of such facilities located in what was already an economically disadvantaged region.2 This led to a series of explosions and meltdowns and to the leakage of contaminated water and radioactive fallout into the surrounding area. Around 20,000 people were reported dead or missing, with a disproportionate number from the aged population of the region. Nearly four years later, hundreds of thousands of people are still ...


Contemporary Indigenous Art, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2015

Contemporary Indigenous Art, Ian A. Mclean

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A new exhibition of the NGV's collection of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander art explores Indigenous art history and culture from the early nineteenth century to now. Situating this display within broader contemporary art issues, Professor Ian McLean sheds light on the art market's recent past and potential future.


Signal Eight Times: Nature, Catastrophic Extinction Events And Contemporary Art, Su Ballard Jan 2015

Signal Eight Times: Nature, Catastrophic Extinction Events And Contemporary Art, Su Ballard

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Human animals bought up in the Western tradition tend to describe their encounters with other species as exchanges of power, and when confronted with extinction rush to the defence of the species at risk. This essay documents a different approach to the defence of nature. Basing itself on the work of six contemporary artists and drawing on the thought of Donna Haraway and Gregory Bateson I show how it is possible to comprehend the catastrophic extinction of birds in New Zealand by thinking about ecology. I argue that rather than defend nature, these artworks stage small moments of encounter, which ...


Travels With My Art: Moya Dyring And Margaret Olley, Melissa J. Boyde Jan 2015

Travels With My Art: Moya Dyring And Margaret Olley, Melissa J. Boyde

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Moya Dyring (1909–1967) was born in Melbourne where she studied at the National Art School. After a successful solo show of her early experimental cubist paintings, she travelled to France where she remained for most of her life. From 1949 Dyring lived in an apartment/studio on the Ile Saint-Louis, a small island on the Seine behind Notre Dame. The apartment became widely known as Chez Moya - an Australian salon in the heart of Paris. Over the next two decades Dyring hosted a transient coterie of Australian artists at Chez Moya. Margaret Olley was one of the young artists ...


Feminism And Art: Unexpected Encounters, Susan (Su) Ballard, Agnieszka Golda Jan 2015

Feminism And Art: Unexpected Encounters, Susan (Su) Ballard, Agnieszka Golda

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Since the revolutions of the 1960s, feminism and art have created spaces for thinking and rethinking the links between gender and creativity. Art has been challenged both within and without the frame, as artists and feminists disrupt and complicate pre-established modes of production and representation.