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Impossibly beautiful, idyllically decaying: Venice Biennale 2017

“I had expected all the art at the Biennale to be totally astounding. If this was the Olympics, we were seeing the best of the best, right?”

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Archibald, Wynne & Sulman 2017: A cup of tea and a lie down

The tension between traditional portraits and works that sit at the limits of what most people consider a portrait is the friction that fires up the whole engine of the prize.

The Getting of Wisdom: Song Dong’s ‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’

“On the top floor is the astonishing ‘At Fifty, I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’. Fifty identical dolls with porcelain heads intended to represent Song himself, and referencing a favourite childhood toy, are engaged in every activity imaginable: reading, cooking, eating, driving, peeing and sleeping, even lying face down in a playful reference to Song Dong’s 1996 performance, ‘Breathing, Tiananmen Square’…”

You’d Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK

“Is it only a week since Hong Kong?”

Someone Thought This Was A Good Idea

You may not like whatever you see here but ultimately it will be good for you.

John Olsen: The You Beaut Country

The saying goes that the only difference between a radical and a conservative is 10 years.

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking

The weight of Parr’s Self Portrait Project is apparent in the number of attempts he’s made to end it.

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman

Art Life , Reviews May 30, 2016

It’s a fascinating glimpse at a face familiar from her long body of work, a face that seems almost blank without prosthetic noses and theatrical makeup.

Ink Remix

Ink Remix

Art Life , Reviews Mar 09, 2016

The use of ink is deeply embedded in the Chinese sense of nationhood.

Mass produced, ubiquitous: Warhol + Weiwei

Mass produced plastic…