Victoria Perin
Never the same river

Never the same river

Anna Schwartz Gallery
Part 1: 5 October – 1 November 2019
Part 2: 8 November – 21 December 2019

By Victoria Perin

Never the same river at Anna Schwartz Gallery feels like a birthday party. It is a retrospective of sorts, not of the artists or the gallery even, but of the career of the dealer Anna Schwartz herself. It is a two-part exhibition, the first launching this week and the second launching in early November. 37 years of gallery-stewardship is an odd milestone...

Riley Bennett
Emily Floyd: Anti-Totalitarian Vectors

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...

Chelsea Hopper
Taryn Simon: Contraband

Taryn Simon: Contraband

Anna Schwartz Gallery
2 April – 1 June 2019

By Chelsea Hopper

In late November 2009, American artist Taryn Simon photographed objects detained or seized from airline passengers and express mail entering the U.S. from abroad. To do so, Simon spent five days, 24 hours per day at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility, both located at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Ne...

Amelia Winata
Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer

CATARACT

2 February – 23 March 2019

Electric Light (facts/ figures/anna schwartz gallery upstairs)

2 February – 2 March 2019

Anna Schwartz Gallery

By Amelia Winata

The two current exhibitions from Melbourne-based Daniel von Sturmer at Anna Schwartz Gallery are billed as discrete offerings, a fact underscored by the exhibitions' separate closing dates. CATARACT, on the gallery's ground floor, is a video work comprised of 81 small television screens that have b...

David Wlazlo
Joseph Kosuth: A Short History of My Thought

Joseph Kosuth, A Short History of My Thought

Anna Schwartz Gallery, 7 October – 25 November 2017

By David Wlazlo

Coupled with the pervasive hum of the neon transformers, Joseph Kosuth's A short history of my thought at Anna Schwartz Gallery is a grab-bag of his past fifty years working with neon. Far from any noir promise historically associated with the technology, the neon works—mounted on the pristine white walls of a commercial gallery—seem muted and grim, limited in their referenti...

Kate Warren
Daniel Crooks: Parabolic | Miyanaga Akira: REALTIME

Daniel Crooks, Parabolic

Anna Schwartz Gallery, 11 February – 1 April 2017

Miyanaga Akira, REALTIME

National Gallery of Victoria, 18 November 2016 – 30 April 2017

By Kate Warren

The growth of the large metropolitan cities of modernity occurred largely alongside the invention and proliferation of camera technologies in the nineteenth century. It is therefore not surprising that many of the earliest, and most iconic images from the histories of photography and cinema feature cities or...