June 10, 2015

Goldberg's American contemporary art collection tours NSW

From 4 July to 30 August 2015, a major exhibition of recent works by leading contemporary artists from the United States will be unveiled at Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Beginning on American Independence Day, Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection will showcase 52 works by 31 of the most exciting contemporary American artists. The free exhibition will include many works made in the last three years.

It is the first time in 47 years that a major exhibition of contemporary American art will be presented in Australia. From the private collection of Sydney-based Lisa and Danny Goldberg, Stars + Stripes will feature a vibrant selection of recent American art, from artists based predominantly in New York and Los Angeles. It will offer an insight into the next generation of important artists from the US, with works spanning between installation, drawing, photography and sculpture. 

Emily Floyd unveils new exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne

Melbourne-based artist Emily Floyd works in sculpture, printmaking and public installation.  Field Libraries, running from 5 June to 11 June at Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne, extends from her sculptural library project Labour Garden, previously presented at the 56th Venice Biennale. Comprised of 12 free standing painted aluminium sculptures, Field Libraries 2015 includes stacks of Fair Use booklets dedicated to eccentric perspectives on the subject of work, such as Zombie Marxism and Feminist Autonomism.  

Each Field Library incorporates utilitarian paperweights. Index, 2015 is a major new series of 50 unique screen prints, representing a catalogue of Floyd’s ongoing library project and was made in collaboration with Negative Press. In her work, Floyd seeks to generate spaces for social engagement and interaction to spark discussion over contemporary social, cultural and political potentiality.