Publications

  • 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…

  • People love to watch: From Mr Rumbold to Julian Assange

    Almost forty years ago, a 1974 episode of the British television comedy Are You Being Served? played out in burlesque many of the problems and possible…

  • Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang

    This publication looks at four of the most influential photographers of the last 40 years, and whose works are steeped in the social, sexual and cultural politics of their time.

  • Accumulation: the aesthetics of waste & recycling

    At the turn of the 20th century, the French photographer Eugène Atget depicted the figure of the chiffonniers, or ragpickers, to reveal the uneven development of capitalist modernity…

  • Kathy Temin: Forest of memories

    IN 1994, KATHY TEMIN EXHIBITED A Monument to the Birds, a suite of tombstone-like slabs of concrete at the base of a twenty-six-metre-long holly hedge, originally planted as a resting place for birds in…