Sculpting Desire:
Genesis Belanger

“I think art is a lot like tunnelling out of prison with a teaspoon,” says Genesis Belanger. Though the artist works primarily in clay, concrete and stoneware, the tools of her cultural ‘dig’, so to speak, extend far beyond the simple teaspoon.

A brief history of the Western Desert Art Movement until now

Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, 240km northwest of Alice Springs, Papunya is remote to any urban centre but has long been occupied for its proximity to a major Tjala Tjukurpa site. It has also, more recently, been sanctified as the birthplace of the Western Desert Art Movement.

No Patience For Monuments
Perrotin, Seoul

Presented at Perrotin’s Korean outpost in Seoul, “No Patience for Monuments” united “artists whose works push against a patriarchal, historical narrative and begin to offer a new way forward.”

Expanding History
Kerry James Marshall

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that Kerry James Marshall is one of, or perhaps the most, significant voices of his generation.” said Tamsen Greene, Director of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

How to Make an Art Star.
The Rise of Allison Zuckerman

Belonging to the first generation of artists who grew up with the internet, Zuckerman delights in bringing the ‘low’ of internet culture to the ‘high’ of Renaissance painting.

Art Beat
November

The November issue of a monthly column, Art Beat.

Art Beat
October

The October issue of a monthly column, Art Beat.

Art Beat
September

The September issue of a monthly column, Art Beat.

Sydney Contemporary, 2019

In 2018, 29,000 visitors spent a total of $21 million on art – the highest short-term concentration of art sales in Australia annually. It’s no wonder then, it draws the best and brightest galleries from across the country and abroad.

For The Diary
Kevin Chin & Ed Bats

A preview of Kevin Chin: Structural Equality at Martin Browne Contemporary and Ed Bats’ eponymous solo at Gallery 9, Sydney.

Post Truth
George Byrne

Perfectly blocked vignettes, each of the 12 works on display at OLSEN ring with the resolve of a well-finished tune and are sublime in their quietness.

The Solar Way
Samuel Quinteros

Upon viewing The Solar Way one may be overcome by an uncanny sense of emerging and becoming—a sustained mood of transcendence.

An Interview with Richard Lewer

An interview with Richard Lewer ahead of his presentation with Sullivan+Strumpf at Auckland Art Fair, May 2018.

Encounters Preview
Art Basel Hong Kong

For her fourth year curating the Encounters program at Art Basel Hong Kong, Alexie Glass-Kantor focuses on “inviting the audience to make contact with objects, artists and ideas.”

New Destinations
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Eschewing the area’s name, which literally translates to ‘Yellow Bamboo Ditch’ in Cantonese, this industrial neighbourhood has caught the attention of savvy contemporary art collectors and gallerists.

A Decade in the Art World

Presenting three Australian galleries who have recently celebrated 10 years since they first opened.

New Currents
Jason Phu

Amused at how the length of his whimsical artwork titles has become problematic for curators, Phu admits that the habit will only intensify given that the act of storytelling is inextricably linked to his practice.

New Currents
Adri Valery Wens

Jakarta-born, Sydney-based photographer Adri Valery Wens explores his personal negotiation of these social dynamics through striking self-portraits.

An Interview with Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

In 2015, I spoke to Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran about the transformative power of clay, and how, by using the medium, he distorts and yokes Hindu mythology with contemporary narratives of sexuality to create multiple cross-cultural dialogues.  

New Currents
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, a Sri Lankan-born, Sydney-based sculptor, uses clay to produce corporeal sculptures that engage with contemporary discourses on gender, sexuality and religion.

First, Then & After
Gallery Exit, Hong Kong

“The moon is still the luna. The night sky is still the nightfall. The star chart is also a map,” reads a plaque adjacent to Luke Ching’s compelling, two-meter-high diptych…

Hong Hao: Reflection
Pace Gallery, Hong Kong

Though Hong Hao works across a wide spectrum of mediums—photography, print, collage and installation, his debut solo show at Hong Kong’s Pace Gallery focuses exclusively on his paintings.

Precarious Practice,
Koki Tanaka

Given that Koki Tanaka rejects the idea of traveling exhibitions that are not adaptive or “site-specific,” the book Precarious Practice is the closest we will get to an unchanging, itinerant show of his works.

Moonshine

New fiction for literary magazine, Voiceworks.