November 14, 2011

Sicilian residency

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Monument for Air, 2011 Courtesy the artists and Anna Schwartz Gallery
New video works by Melbourne-based artist duo Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano have been unveiled at Anna Schwartz Gallery. The duo first began creating the work during a three-month residency in Sicily, where they used their car as a travelling studio. "We consciously sourced abandoned historical sites as a premise to begin filming and were interested in how the body assimilates and reacts to heavy histories," said Gabriella and Silvana Mangano.

Shapes for Open Spaces is the fifth solo exhibition for the artists and continues until 22 December 2011.

November 3, 2011

Outpost Project launches on Cockatoo Island

The launch party for Outpost Project: Art from the Streets attracted more than 1000 revellers last night to Sydney's Cockatoo Island. Visitors explored the Turbine Hall and surrounding pavilions taking in key exhibitions and art projects including Paste Modernism, Next T, Foundations and Kid Zoom's highlight work featuring a full-scale reproduction of his childhood home.