Anna Parlane
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness

A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 7 July – 16 September 2018.

By Anna Parlane

The current exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, is very welcome. This is in part because it is the inaugural product of an institutional and governmental investment in not only Indigenous artists but also Indigenous curators. A partnership between Creative Victoria, ACCA and Ta...

Victoria Perin
'Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism', Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, by Vicki Perin

Alex Martinis Roe, It was about opening the very notion that there was a particular perspective (installation view), 2015 – 17, three-channel video installation, HD video and 16mm film, 33:02 mins (total running time). Image credit: Andrew Curtis, © the artist

Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 111 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne, 15 December 2017–25 March 2018

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Paris Lettau
This War Never Ended: Sovereignty at ACCA

Sovereignty

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, curated by Paola Balla and Max Delany, 17 December 2016 – 26 March 2017

By Paris Lettau

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 cu...