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art December 21, 2019

Sydney Biennale artistic director Brook Andrew

For the 2020 Sydney Biennale, artistic director Brook Andrew is challenging the dominant narratives of this country, instead bringing together perspectives that have been unjustly relegated. “Australia is on a precipice of change in this present moment, with people renegotiating and confronting histories which shift dimensionally. It’s about who we are today, and there is a moral question that arises in this, which is: Where do you stand in the face of change?”

art December 14, 2019

Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office’s In Absence

At NGV International, an architectural collaboration between Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce invites visitors to reflect on the erasures of colonisation.

art December 7, 2019

Performance artist Tania Bruguera

A pioneer of the arte útil movement – in which art goes beyond aesthetics and is a tool for social change – Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera aims to transform audiences through her politically charged work. “I have been fighting not only for my ideas but also to break this illusion that art to be art has to be useless, has to be apolitical.”

art December 7, 2019

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

A world-first double exhibition creates a spirited conversation between the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and reveals how their art resonates with today’s political climate.

art November 23, 2019

Cornelia Parker

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s Cornelia Parker is a testament to the British artist’s vital work, as she contends with the violence and volatility of our times.

art November 16, 2019

Japan supernatural

Japan supernatural, the new blockbuster exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, celebrates the transient nature of existence while challenging the unseen forces that shape our lives.

art November 2, 2019

Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou

For 20 years, photographer Polixeni Papapetrou’s images were often inspired by her daughter. A new retrospective of this work explores the tensions between art and motherhood and the shifting boundaries between adult and child.

art October 19, 2019

QAGOMA’s Geraldine Barlow

A chat in a cafe with Geraldine Barlow, head of international art for the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

art October 19, 2019

Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act

In The Construction of an Act, British installation artist Haroon Mirza explores how extraordinary feelings can arise from everyday phenomena.

art September 28, 2019

Simon Denny: Mine

Combining sculpture, installation and augmented reality, Simon Denny: Mine is a thought-provoking exhibition that challenges our relationship to technology and the environment.

art September 14, 2019

Making art public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

In looking back at the 34 works commissioned by Kaldor Public Art Projects over the past 50 years, Making art public captures neither the energy of this medium nor the debate about its value.