Francis Plagne
'Every Brilliant Eye', at NGV Australia, by Francis Plagne

Marco Fusinato, Paintings, 1996, enamel paint on steel and composition board (a-e), 220 x 281 x 10 cm (overall), National Gallery of Victoria, Margaret Stewart Endowment, 1996, © Marco Fusinato/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia.

Walking through Every Brilliant Eye—a large survey of the NGV's holdings of Australian Art from the 1990s curated by Jane Devery and Pip Wallis—I was struck by how much it look like parts of Melbourne Now, the NGV's sprawling 2013-2014 snapshot of contemporary art p...

Rex Butler
Russia in Melbourne: 'I can see Russia from here' curated by Chelsea Hopper, by Rex Butler

Gordon Bennett & Eugene Carchesio, Untitled, 1992, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artists and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

I can see Russia from here, curated by Chelsea Hopper at TCB art inc., Level 1, 12 Waratah Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, 7 June – June 24, 2017

I walk along grimy Waratah Place in downtown Melbourne. The walls of the buildings are black from use, a chef from a nearby Chinese restaurant crouches on the pavement playing on his iPhone. I climb a flight of rickety wooden stai...

Kate Warren
Andrea Grützner, 'Tanztee and Erbgericht' at  Centre for Contemporary Photography, by Kate Warren

Andrea Grützner, Untitled 5, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin.

Andrea Grützner, Tanztee and Erbgericht at Centre for Contemporary Photography, 9 June – 23 July 2017

Writing in Artforum in 2004, Abigail Solomon-Godeau described the 'miniature guillotine' of the camera's shutter. The camera slices a moment in time from the world, removing it from its original context, but also potentially relaunching it as a new, transformed event. In...

Giles Fielke
Retrospective Hypothesis:  'On Campus', curated by Raimundas Malašauskas at Monash University, by Giles Fielke

On Campus at Monash University, February 14 – 15, 2017

Retrospective Hypothesis: On Campus curated by Raimundas Malašauskas, at Monash University, February 14 – 15, 2017

'It is said that the voice rips open reality'. This is apparently the only utterance I had thought worthwhile writing down into the blank, A5-sized notebook I had been supplied with at the beginning of On Campus. I cannot recall who suggested this maxim in the course of the two-day program that took place at Monash Univ...