Tag: art gallery of new south wales

The First Wave

NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney

By Nanette Orly — 22 May, 2020

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney (BoS) attracted much anticipation and excitement in 2018, not only in the appointment of Wiradjuri artist Brook Andrew as artistic director, but also for the First Nations title and theme of NIRIN—a Wiradjuri word that can be translated to ‘edge’. Finally, after forty-seven years since the BoS’s inception, this international…

Complaint as Counteraction:

Disputing the Archibald Prize

‘You are heard as making a complaint; you are heard as being complaining. You are heard as expressing annoyance about something. Grumbling; grumble; grump; grumpy. You might be offering a careful critique. You might be taking care. It doesn’t matter how much care you take; how much time you take in assembling a case. It…

Shadow catchers

curated by Isobel Parker Philip

By Benjamin Clay — 30 April, 2020

we are the crowd we’re c-coming out got my flash on, it’s true need that picture of you it’s so magical we’d be so fantastical In six short lines, Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi distils many generations of flirtation with photography. Touching on notions of technological mediation, visibility, and the lens’ relationship with desire, the late 2000s dance…

This Is So Contemporary:

an index

By John Citizen — 6 December, 2019

ARRIVALS & ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES On the way to the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) I pass three things: the New South Wales Police Force Wall of Remembrance; a Navy officer (walking to work); and, a bronze statue inscribed with the text ‘the offerings of war.’ BUILDINGS & BREAK-ROOMS Before…

A sonic boom, then silence:

On Sandra Selig’s ‘Content in a Void’

By Genevieve Trail — 12 July, 2019

This is the final instalment in Running Dog’s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).     …

The Bittersweet

On Nova Milne’s ‘Skin without Biography’

By Kathleen Linn — 25 June, 2019

This is the fourth instalment of Running Dog’s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).    Tuesday…

No Trouble Here

On Sally M. Nangala Mulda's

‘Town Camp Anywhere’

By Snack Syndicate — 24 April, 2019

This is the first instalment of Running Dog‘s feature series responding to individual works in The National 2019: New Australian Art—on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Isobel Parker Philip (AGNSW), Daniel Mudie Cunningham (Carriageworks), Clothilde Bullen and Anna Davis (MCA).    ‘My…

The Lady and the Unicorn

By Carolyn Burns — 11 May, 2018

1. At close range, the size and complexity of The Lady and the Unicorn (c. 1500) is overwhelming. On view in a small antechamber of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the six tapestries feature variations of the same scene: a pale young woman flanked on either side by a lion and a unicorn,…

The Story of the Girls & Looking for Langston

Mardi Gras Visual

Arts Program

By Em Size — 15 March, 2018

This text is part one in Running Dog’s series covering the Mardi Gras Visual Arts Program. Written in the style of a closet drama, it considers Isaac Julien’s ‘Looking for Langston’ and Ben Mercer & Tom Pender’s ‘The Story of the Girls’.    THE BELOVED is stoned, stretched out on the floor in the bodyline…