Sophie Knezic
Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt

Double Issue

This week Memo Review publishes two separate reviews of shows in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Philip Brophy considers the idea of an ACMI subjectivity in his review of Christian Thompson's VR commission at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, Melbourne's 'other' national art institution in the wake of the federal election.

Below Sophie Knezic considers Arlo Mountford's current show, Deep Revolt, for its visions of death and museological disaster at the Shepparton A...

Tim Alves
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

Shepparton Art Museum, 26 May–12 August, 2018

By Tim Alves

Raquel Ormella’s artworks have been included in a number of thematic exhibitions exploring the relationships between art and activism in recent years; examples include Direct Democracy, at MUMA in 2013 and See You at the Barricades, at AGNSW in 2015. These exhibitions showed her series of trade union style banners I’m Worried This Will Become a Slogan, 1999–2009, and her series of “reworked...

Kate Warren
Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

Shepparton Art Museum, 11 November 2017 – 14 January 2018. Curated by Anna Briers.

By Kate Warren

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good impersonation. I recently came across a video of a young Martin Short appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. The conversation had turned to the various impressions that Short was working on, when off-camera a voice is heard to ask, “Do you do me?” It’s actress Bette Davis, who had been Carson’s guest...