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Vale Emil Goh 1966-2009

The news arrived this morning via mutual friends that much loved artist, curator, writer and publisher Emil Goh has died suddenly of a heart attack in Seoul. He was 43. After moving to South Korea on an OzCo residency in

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Fiction of The Present Day

Vale JG Ballard 1930-2009   “Born in Shanghai in 1930, James Ballard came to England with his parents after the war, where he became a boarder at the Leys school in Cambridge; stepping, as he put it, “out of one

Vale Conner

Vale Conner

Art Life Jul 10, 2008

Bruce Conner, Mongoloid, from The Truth About De-Evolution, 1977. Bruce Conner, one of the most influential found footage film collage artists, has died aged 74. From The San Francisco Chronicle: “Despite an enviably long record of gallery and museum exhibitions,

Vale Johns

Vale Johns

Art Life Jun 11, 2008

The Art Life was saddened to learn of the untimely passing of young Melbourne curator Kerrie-Dee Johns. Johns, who had curated the Next Wave show Stranger of The Month, was 30. The Age published an obituary on Monday: “MELBOURNE-based contemporary

Vale Clarke

Vale Clarke

Art Life Mar 19, 2008

Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted

Vale John Stringer

From The West Australian: Leading curator Stringer dies 14th November 2007, 7:00 WST/ The West Australian John Stringer, one of Perth’s leading artistic lights and the curator of billionaire Kerry Stokes’ vast art collection, has died at the age of

Vale Stephen Birch

Stephen Birch, Accumulations/Accretions, 2006. [Detail]. It’s with sadness that we report the death of the artist Stephen Birch. He passed away on Sunday evening after a long battle with cancer. He was 46. A funeral service will be held on

Vale Baudrillard

Vale Baudrillard

News Mar 08, 2007

I am the simulacrum of myself…

The Summer Wind Came Blowing In…

The hot summer wind can make things seem awfully confused. There have been several persistent rumours and weird news items doing the rounds of the art world. A fun rumour for 2007 was that Gallery Barry Keldoulis was moving to

Living The Art Life

We were obsessed with the to-doings of the famous and not so famous, people who we met on the street, the exhibitions we had been to, and many, many musings on television… We’d talk endlessly about the hot woman in