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Practical Troublemaking in 3 Parts
An informal meeting to discuss & exchange ideas about what’s burning right now and thinking through how we might approach issues …
The State Museum of Contemporary Art with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Greece organized the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007. The aim of this initiative by the Ministry of Culture was, amongst other, to place Thessaloniki and Greece in the international network of contemporary art biennials.
What is experimental today when 'performance art’ is undergoing a renaissance around the world? What we are seeing today is a new investigation into ephemeral art that is challenging the assumptions of an older generation.
Named for the 1990s policy under which New York City took a tough stance against vice and crime, Zero Tolerance brings together works by artists from across the globe that address tensions between freedom and control. Many of the works combine elements of political demonstration and celebratory parades to create art of a charged and ambivalent nature, responding to concerns specific in place and time.
Vital Signs presented the opportunity for contemporary artists to engage with and creatively interpret the collection of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. (ALGA)
The exhibition was part of the Cultural Program of the International AIDS 2014 Melbourne Conference in Melbourne
Twelve contemporary Australian artists including John Gillies, Paul Winkler, John Conomos, Joan Ross, Deborah Kelly and Jess MacNeil explore how fine art uses film as a medium for expression, challenging and expanding the boundaries of documentary and narrative film making.
A group show inspired by Gough Whitlam’s two landmark speeches evokes the progressive spirit of the early ’70s
Solo exhibition. Photographic series/installation. The Miracles explores through a series of photographic portraits inspired by Renaissance Holy Family tondos ideas of the contemporary family and of the role of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
Commissioned through Performance Space Sydney.
Artists working in photomedia, video, installation, performance, sculpture, collage and theoretical discourse address the expressions of gender in an Australian context.
Curated by Bec Dean, Deborah Kelly and Jeff Khan
Feminage frames collage as one aspect of the diverse legacy of feminist art practice. In the 1970s, informed by feminism, gay rights and conceptual art, women artists created a logic of collage, together with a feminine subjectivity composed from alien forms, the domestic and child’s-play associations. Collage’s dynamic, chimerical logic of fragmentation and suture continues to open new angles on sexual, post-colonial and cultural identities.
Let’s play with the conceit that the Occupy actions emanating from Occupy Wall Street are a continuum of conceptual and activist art and critical practice. This is an approach sometimes taken by art historians reviewing responses to May 1968; sit-ins for Peace; the civil rights, women’s rights and environment movements.
‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ — the second in the Gallery’s Contemporary Australia exhibition series — celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation of contemporary women artists working in Australia today.
Hurry-Hurry is a selection of recent work by artists who embrace unfashionable forms of overtly politicised art – poster making, pamphleteering, performance and other activities flippantly considered marginal to dominant modes of contemporary cultural production. All are committed to inserting local issues — mining by multinationals, corruption in democracies, human rights — into a global context.
Tina Fiveash and Deborah Kelly
Public art project. A mobile billboard that toured metro and Western Sydney as part of the 2009 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. Photography: Tina Fiveash