February 29, 2012

18th Biennale of Sydney unveils program

Fujiko Nakaya 'Cloud Parking'
The 18th Biennale of Sydney unveiled highlights of the upcoming artistic program yesterday to be presented from 27 June until 16 September 2012.

Titled all our relations, Australia's largest contemporary art exhibition will present works by more than 100 artists hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. Nearly half of the artists will travel to Sydney to install and create new works specifically for the exhibition, including an installation of fog and mist that Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya will create on Cockatoo Island.

February 21, 2012

Thomas Demand: The Dailies

Thomas Demand Daily #7, 2008, (c) Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Viscopy

Internationally renowned German artist Thomas Demand is set to transform an entire floor of the iconic Harry Seidler-designed MLC building in Sydney’s Martin Place for a new project entitled The Dailies.  Demand is installing his new series of photographic works inside 15 identical hotel rooms of the historic Commercial Travellers’ Association. 

Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects and running from 23 March until 22 April 2012, The Daillies allows rare public access to the unusual mushroom-shaped building.  The photographic works recreate small fragments from the architecture and interiors of daily life – poetic details Demand describes as ‘The Dailies’ like rushes from films or daily newspapers.

February 9, 2012

A fresh take on anarchy

Artist Marco Fusinato wanders across his giant bespoke rug
Melbourne based artist Marco Fusinato has created a giant fine-wool rug as part of his first solo exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery at Sydney's Carriageworks. Inscribed with the words 'There is no authority but yourself', the phrase is sourced from the stage backdrop used by radical 1970s English punk band Crass. Watch this online video for further background on the artist and exhibition which runs until 17 March 2012.

February 7, 2012

Art Month Sydney returns...

Boasting 300 artists, 200 events and 100 galleries, the 2012 Art Month Sydney program is now live on the new website. It includes late night gallery openings, art bars, art workshops, tours on foot and by bicycle, family activities and a range of discussions and talks by artists and art experts. Topics include 'My three year old could do that' and 'Uncollectable Art'.  Not to be missed and running from 1 - 25 March across greater Sydney.