Archive for the 'Travelling exhibition' Category

Christanto, D. They give evidence, 1997

On the march

  I went into the AGNSW recently to stand amongst the many sad people in Dadang Christanto’s work, They give evidence. This is the kind of work I love—its visually evocative and emotionally powerful. A group of men and women, life-size stand in file in the Asian gallery. Cast in fibreglass, they give the impression of being carved from stone—immobile
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Five decades of Mr Bacon

This week I saw Francis Bacon: five decades at the AGNSW. And was surprised by much of what I saw. Firstly, I had not expected to see so much raw canvas. Admittedly as the decades went by this lessened, but the pert brown of the raw linen in those early paintings really impressed me. I could feel how the dry, raw linen would have affected the pull of his loaded brush
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Beyond the Self: contemplating portraiture from Asia

Last weekend I went to an amazing show in Canberra. It’s called Beyond the Self: contemporary portraiture from Asia and is showing at the National Portrait Gallery. Here’s the link. It’s a kind of survey of contemporary self-portraiture in Asia. Much of the work is an on-going dialogue of contemporary themes such as politics, the re-writing of history and the
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