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New York Postcard: Revealing the Beauty of Daily Objects

George Shaw returns with a series of art postcards from the city than can’t sleep…

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Overheard at the Fair | Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017

“His penis is this big!”

Paper Man: A Profile of Li Hongbo

‘Paper—you can never predict what it will become in the end.’

A Short History of Everything: the painted world of Dong Yuan

Dong Yuan loves Da Vinci and Duchamp equally. In these works, we see the results of such an apparently unlikely juxtaposition: Dada’s love of the absurd and playful meets the beauty and virtuoso technique of the old master.

Lu Xinjian: ‘Looking for harmony – lines between lines, dots between dots’

“He didn’t have the money to buy a ticket to enter the gallery, but stood entranced in front of the posters, absorbing their structures, colour, line and form, their use of the Modernist grid.”

The Romantic Revolutionary: A Profile of Guo Jian
Art World Pies: Michael Reid on the new things, and the old

So much of the Australian art world is way too heavily invested in the old. So the new, that which is less understood, causes anxiety and often fear. The cling-on-by-their-nails attitude to an earlier way of doing things is remarkable for an arts industry claiming to be contemporary.

The Power Trip 2017: The Most Powerful People in the Australian Art World

Welcome to the fifth outing of Australia’s most beloved power list – the good, the bad and the fugly of the Australian art world.

Six and a Half Questions | Nell

“You know the monkey emoji with her hands over her eyes? Well, that is my response to this question!”

Six and A Half Questions | Abbey McCulloch

Ha! The coast is a soft target. I’ve lived in the same house since I was a kid and I can still ride around on my bike with a lemonade ice-block, watching the surf, pretending life hasn’t changed since I was about ten.