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New Work Friday #240

“This body of work was made while traveling overseas, time felt like it was condensing, becoming arbitrary, barely a function to signal the difference between night and day, I had a feeling of being displaced, not knowing languages, unfamiliar locations, people…”

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Forever Young: Three Chinese Artists in Manhattan

The famous koan, ‘one hand clapping’, says the Guggenheim, is a metaphor for how meaning is destabilised in a globalised world.

Imposed Inconvenience: Who’s Afraid of Public Art?

Public art ‘…uncomfortably presents us with our own specific place, our own subject position relative to other, often competing positions within the public space it inhabits.’

New York Postcard: Bad news… it’s the year 3018

Bad news… it’s the year 3018

The path from Dunkirk to Barcelona: a conversation with Sara Morawetz

On June 24 this year New York-based Australian artist, Sara Morawetz embarked on a 2000 kilometre walk through France and Spain for a performance titled étalon…

Notes From A Very Long Drive

A long looping road trip, to see and judge art, find vintage paperbacks, and the search for something amazing…

Simon Sellars’ Applied Ballardianism: “When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.”

“I always think of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly when he’s ambushed by a man who talks so much he doesn’t realise Tuco has whipped his gun out. Tuco kills him, then gives the corpse some excellent advice: ‘When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.’ Likewise, with academics: when you have to argue, argue. Don’t blather on.”

New York Postcard: Familiar stories, highly ambiguous [NSFW]

George Shaw, resting and relaxing in New York City with guns, nuts and beer…

Modernism Monday #33

Frances Hodgkins, Still life: self-portrait, circa 1935. New Zealand.

Modernism Monday #31

“In 1966, IBM awarded John Whitney its first “artist in residence” status to “explore the aesthetic potentials of computer graphics”. The film, or rather collection of analog effects entitled” “Catalog” was completed in 1961, a 7 minute, full color exploration of visual effects set to the music of Ornette Coleman.”