Isadora Vaughan, Recalcitrant Bodies, installation view. Photography: André Piguet.
"The Great Indoors": Recalcitrant Bodies, by Isadora Vaughan at The Honeymoon Suite, Lv1, 60 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, 1–23 September 2017
Isadora Vaughan's practice is synonymous with a certain style of sculpture and installation that has emerged over the past decade amongst a new generation of (usually VCA-trained) Melbourne-based artists. It is a style that emphasises materiality, indeterminacy and conting...
Damiano Bertoli, The Serenity of the Poet, 2017, pencil on paper, 42 x 29.7 cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Raafat Ishak & Damiano Bertoli, Hebdomeros, Sutton Gallery, 21 April – 20 May 2017
There is an irony to Hebdomeros, and that is that the exhibition teaches us more about the Italian 'metaphysical' painter Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) than it does about either of its two collaborating Melbourne based artists, Raafat Ishak and Damiano Bertoli.
The modest exhibition, which accomp...
Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, curated by Paola Balla and Max Delany, 17 December 2016 – 26 March 2017
Anyone familiar with contemporary art exhibitions, art fairs and international biennales might notice that Sovereignty just doesn’t quite feel like an exhibition of contemporary art. And it raises one question: Why is this?
It can’t only be explained by Sovereignty’s display of cultural products that aren’t “fine art”, because contemporary art curators regu...