Publications

  • Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art

    A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles.

  • 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life

    ‘Poems are like sentences that have taken their clothes off.’ Marlene Dumas’ poetic and sensual refrain accompanies her figurative watercolours

  • 11th Taipei Biennial: ‘creativity and crises’

    Stealthily installed in the basement of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum as part of Post Nature—A Museum as an Ecosystem, the 11th Taipei Biennial co-curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda…

  • The Global Couch 2018 – Art Collector

    In issue 86 of Art Collector, we interviewed key international players about where Australian and New Zealand art is at on the world stage. Read the full interview transcript below.

  • Val Wens – Banyuwangi

    Juggling precariously before a sulphuric, acrid Javanese landscape or a remote and ancient forest, Indonesian/Australian artist Val Wens performs a sequence of balancing actions: a potent metaphor…

  • Polixeni Papapetrou 1960–2018

    Polixeni Papapetrou was immeasurably creative, remarkably indefatigable and unstintingly focused on her photographic practice. Poli skilfully melded her family life with her artistic output…

  • My Horizon, Tracey Moffatt

    Somewhere between fiction and history, the work of Tracey Moffatt is redolent with imaginative narratives. Working across photography, film and video, Moffatt takes…

  • Crossing Borders

    Ai Wei Wei’s epic and harrowing documentary Human Flow (2017) exposes the staggering scale of the refugee crisis with displaced people comprising …

  • Polixeni Papapetrou: MY HEART – still full of her

    In 1833 the younger poet and dandy Alfred de Musset met the novelist George Sand and both fall passionately in love. On seeing Sand…

  • If I Could Have

    Curator for the 57th Venice Biennale 2017 Natalie King selects 10 artworks from gallery stockrooms that she would purchase tomorrow if she could.

  • A New Book On Australian Contemporary Art Foregrounds Questions About Diversity

    Polemics about the lack of diversity in the image of Australian art ensued after the publication of a new book entitled Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Australian Contemporary Art (2017)…

  • Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon

    This is the first book on Tracey Moffatt in ten years. She is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists with significant international acclaim, having presented at the Cannes…

  • Tracey Moffatt – Vogue Living

    IT’S EASY TO frame Australia’s representation at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017, in the terms of ‘trailblazing’ women and Indigenous talent…

  • Do women make better curators?

    A new survey exhibition of work by the late sculptor Bronwyn Oliver curated by the eminent curator of Australian art Julie Ewington opened at TarraWarra Museum of Art recently…

  • Art in the Asia-Pacific

    As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics…

  • Monyet Gila: Episode One

    4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art presents the first iteration of an ongoing exhibition project by Adri Valery Wens and Shaun Gladwell, curated by Natalie King and Mikala Tai.

  • Tarrawarra Biennial, Australia 2014

    In English, the word ‘companion’ came to mean someone with whom you ‘broke bread’ and shared a meal. Wheat bread was the main food in Europe until the late 1800s…

  • The Art of Play at CCP

    From cats on lounges playing haptic (touch) smartphones to old, disused console devices adorning bedrooms, playful media saturate our everyday lives.

  • Melancholia

    In Sigmund Freud’s essay ‘Mourning and Melancholia’ (1914-1916), written in collaboration with his daughter Anna Freud, he charts a correlation between these two pathological dispositions…

  • TarraWarra Biennial 2014: Whisper in My Mask

    The TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 as a signature exhibition to identify new developments in contemporary Australian art practice under an experimental…

  • Arndt Catalogue, Entang Wiharso Trilogy

    On 15 February 2014, Mount Kelud on the island of Java erupted causing mass evacuation and disruption. While preparing for his solo exhibition at ARNDT Singapore…

  • Episodes: Australian Photography Now

    Susan Sontag’s prophetic account of the insatiability of photography anticipates the ubiquitous quality of photography in the 21st century.

  • LEAP 27 Biennale of Sydney

    Aboriginal artist Michael Cook depicts the urbane within the urban in his new photographic series “Majority Rule” (2014). For the 19th Biennale of Sydney, he casts the same indigenous protagonist in Australian civic…

  • Hou Hanru

    For every great artist there is something familiar about the contour of each artwork even when the content is radically different.

  • LEAP 22 Auckland Triennial

    In New Zealand’s post-apocalyptic film, The Quiet Earth (1985), three solitary protagonists survive a cataclysmic disaster in Hamilton. Surrounded by refuse and wreckage…

  • Jitish Kallat: An Evolving Narrative in 8 Acts

    Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat deploys charred text and rewinding time as central leitmotifs in his first solo exhibition in an Australian museum…

  • Locality & Mobility: Australia & South Korea tandem-style

    In May 2012, a group of key thinkers in arts from Australia and South Korea gathered together at the invitation of Arts Victoria and the Department of Business…

  • Searching for Lemuria: India 2012 and Beyond

    Asialink, based at the University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of Asia and Australia’s…

  • Shadowlife

    Shadowlife is a significant exhibition that will assist in developing a deeper understanding of contemporary Australian art and the multiplicities of…

  • MCA presents Telling Tales: excursions in narrative form

    Kate Daw narrates memories through a suite of small paintings, a floral wallpaper and typed ink canvases. Her motifs summon domestic interiors…