Buxton Contemporary Gallery
Curated Ann Stephen
26 July – 27 October 2019
By Celine Saoud
One hundred years have passed since the 1919 establishment of the Bauhaus: the widely celebrated German art school dedicated to uniting fine arts, craft, design and technology. To commemorate its centenary year, Buxton Contemporary highlights the artistic influence of Bauhaus within their exhibition, Bauhaus Now!. Curated by Ann Stephen, Bauhaus Now! explores the movement's impact on...
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality
Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape
24 May – 13 October 2019
By Wen Xiao
"Imagine they all come alive!" says a young schoolboy. His words, along with the highly naturalistic style of terracotta warriors, remind us of Mamoru Oshii's renowned screen production Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004). The film discusses the ambiguous boundary between human and anthropomorphous robots, challenging the conventional understan...
Emily Floyd: Anti-Totalitarian Vectors
Anna Schwartz Gallery
13 July – 17 August 2019
By Riley Bennett
Totalitarian. Adjective. Relating to a system of government that is centralised and dictorial and requires complete subservence to the state. An exploration and dissection of such a powerful, driving term is shown through the meticulously crafted sculptural works of Emily Floyd all throughout Anti-Totalitarian Vectors, currently showing at the Anna Schwartz Gallery in the Melbourne...
On Vulnerability and Doubt
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Curated by Max Delany
29 June – 1 September 2019
By Ella Cattach
The unassuming first word in the title of On Vulnerability and Doubt
is more telling than it may appear. With the apparent neutrality of an
essayistic titling convention ("On X..."), it is a word that more or
less disappears under the weight of the big ones that follow it. Yet
"On"—as the disparate works in this exhibition curated by Max Delany
George Egerton-Warburton, also known as ,
Project Gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Curated by Brooke Babington
29 June – 20 October 2019
By Helen O'Toole
Like the rusty machinery that squeaks and bumps and scrapes and moans in a most wonky fashion, the coherence of George Egerton-Warburton's installation at Heide Museum of Modern Art teeters on the brink of collapse. The exhibition is comprised of a discordant array of styles, media and sensibility, willingly courting bew...
I will never run out of lies nor love
10 July – 3 August 2019
By Victoria Perin and Brendan Casey
π.o.—Melbourne's preeminent anarchist/poet/DIY art historian—has observed a deep gulf between literature and the visual arts in Australia and speculates that Ern Malley is to blame. Before Ern, so the argument goes, art and letters co-existed in a collaborative landscape, evidenced in no small part by Angry Penguins the wartime journal that printed Ern's hoax poems in 1944, and...
Arts Project Australia
15 June – 20 July 2019
By Anna Parlane
The identification of common ground is essential for any group project,
whether political, artistic, or both. Affinity is a baseline necessity
for artistic collaboration and is also typically the primary product of
group exhibitions, something that curators create or reveal.
FEM-aFFINITY at Arts Project Australia, curated by Catherine Bell,
brings together the work of female artists with and without disability
Josef Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski: Solid Light
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery
1 April – 14 July 2019
By Jane Eckett
Why is Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski not more widely recognised as the post-war modernist pioneer he evidently was? His work was at the international vanguard in terms of his experiments with sound and light, with clear links to the Zero group in Germany and their wider international network of affiliated artists including the Gutai group in Japan and the Nouveaux Réalistes i...