Tag: Group exhibition

Do you know this feeling?

Curated by

Sebastian Henry-Jones

By June Miskell — 8 March, 2019

This text is in dialogue with the exhibition Do You Know This Feeling? at Firstdraft. Curated by Sebastian Henry-Jones, the exhibition featured the work of Arben Dzika, Athena Thebus, Cee Powell, Chi Tran, Cristine Brache, Frontyard, IchikawaEdward, JD Reforma and Trinh T. Minh-Ha. This text riffs off JD Reforma’s work Why should I be sad?…

Borrowed Scenery & Nevertheless, she persisted

Group Exhibitions

By Nadia Odlum — 1 March, 2019

To say that discussions of gender equality were prevalent in 2018 would be a gross understatement. Marches, movements, protests, trials and new accusations brought these conversations to the fore—both locally and internationally—and in the arts as much as in other sectors. As we move into 2019, two Sydney exhibitions are ensuring that these conversations stay…

The Public Body .03

Group Exhibition

By Paul Kelaita — 12 October, 2018

There’s a provocative question asked in one of the many video works in The Public Body .03 that lasts for only a second—‘but what if a species is nothing more than a set of relationships?’ The question appears in Korakrit Arunanondchai’s ‘with history in a room filled with people with funny names 4’ (2017), a…

Daneha

Group Exhibition

By Abdul Karim Hekmat — 14 September, 2018

‘Modern Western culture is in large part the work of exiles, émigrés, refugees.’ Edward Said, ‘Reflections on Exile’ (1984)   In a half-darkened space at Blacktown Arts in Western Sydney, you see two vests hanging on the gallery wall. They are reminiscent of the vests worn by suicide bombers, and a few grenade-shaped objects protrude…

Session Vessels

Organised by Rafaela

Pandolfini & Ainslie Templeton

By Lily Golightly — 23 August, 2018

This text is in dialogue with the exhibition Session Vessels at Airspace Gallery, and is the next instalment in RD’s feature series of paratextual responses. Organised by Rafaela Pandolfini and Ainslie Templeton, Session Vessels featured the work of twenty artists and collectives from Australia and the US.  I planted a wattle tree in our front yard in November…

The Burrangong Affray

Jason Phu & John

Young Zerunge

By Soo-Min Shim — 8 August, 2018

Author’s note:  CW—racism, assault, rape   This month, I walked into the University of Sydney and was greeted by angry black scrawls of graffiti on the bus stops: ‘No More G**ks’. I immediately recoiled from a caricature of an Asian face with slanted eyes. A ‘Stop the Asian Invasion’ tag was found on three different…

Measured Response

Curated by

Emily McDaniel

By Emma-Kate Wilson — 20 July, 2018

To experience the group exhibition Measured Response, curated by Emily McDaniel and now on view at NAS Gallery, is to become decidedly aware of your own body in space. At one point I stand in the middle of a series of works that are taller than my 6ft frame: Lorraine Connelly-Northey’s ‘Possum skin cloak’ (2018),…

Black Mist Burnt Country

Group Exhibition

By Naomi Riddle — 22 June, 2018

Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown’s painting ‘Black Rain’ (1995) deals with obliteration: the sky is black, pierced only by thick white stripes of rain and an outline of cloud. The horizon isn’t level, instead it rolls and creeps, reaching upwards to meet the deluge. Half of the canvas has been covered in sand; its grainy texture overlaying…

Sheer Fantasy

Curated by

David Capra

By Em Size — 1 June, 2018

‘Sheer Fantasy, [curated by David Capra], suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.’ UP STAGE I sent you a sext that left you ‘so shook’….

Suburbia

Group Exhibition

By Paul Kelaita — 26 April, 2018

My mum’s voice rings out a warning-slash-admonishment in my head: ‘Make sure the stove is off.’ Even though I check regularly, responsibly, maybe excessively, sometimes I don’t trust myself. Other times I’m so lost in thought when checking the stove that I don’t actually check it. It’s this minor, but pervasive, homely anxiety that greets…