vol 28 no 3, 2008
Where is some of the best art being made in Australia and who is making it? Our biennial CURRENTS series of in-depth essays is a mini-survey of work by eight mid-career artists who have hit their stride. Craig Walsh, Raquel Ormella, Helen Fuller, Mary Scott, George Gittoes, Farrell & Parkin, Lynette Wallworth and Deborah Kelly work in a wide range of media and out of a range of geographies. Other features are Tim Acker's insights into current challenges faced by Indigenous artists with forgeries and ripoffs still happening, and a look at the Graffiti Research Lab who visited Adelaide recently. Plus book and exhibition reviews and more. Editor Stephanie Britton.
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Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba seduction and imponderabilityCatherine Wilson, exhibition feature
Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's best-known work is the video Memorial Project Nha Trang, Vietnam: Towards the Complex - For the Courageous, the Curious and the Cowards (2001)in which fishermen ride cyclos (cycle rickshaws) underwater across the seabed. An engaging retrospective of Nguyen-Hatsushiba's thought-provoking and challenging work was shown in 2007 at the Museum of Art Lucerne and in 2008 at the Manchester Art Gallery displayed the work.
In his most recent and ongoing work he is running a global marathon, the diameter of the earth. The artist says: 'After developing various kinds of memorial projects, I needed to experience the nature of physical struggle myself.'
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Articles in this issue
- Artist profile: Craig Walsh transfigured nights, surprising days
- Artist profile: Deborah Kelly's gods, monsters and probable histories
- Artist profile: George Gittoes art and the war on terror
- Artist profile: Helen Fuller: domestic forensics
- Artist profile: Landscape and complexity: Raquel Ormella
- Artist profile: Lynette Wallworth: shared moments of revelation
- Artist profile: Rose Farrell and George Parkin: home (operating) theatre
- Artist profile: The dramatic tensions of some place: Mary Scott
- Artrave: Artrave
- Book review: Aberhart
- Book review: Jon Cattapan: possible histories
- Book review: Perils of the studio: inside the artistic affairs of bohemian Melbourne, Alex Taylor
- Exhibition feature: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba seduction and imponderability
- Feature: Aboriginal art: it's a complicated thing
- Feature: G.R.L. giving people opportunities to tear their city apart since 2005
- Feature: Problematic artworks or my doctor told me to take up painting to help me cope with the panic attacks
- Review: Bal Tashchit: Thou Shalt Not Destroy
- Review: Biennale of Sydney 2008 Revolutions - Forms That Turn
- Review: Companion Planting
- Review: God-favoured, Rodney Glick: Surveyed
- Review: Hijacked
- Review: Ian Friend: Thirty Years of Works on Paper 1977-2007
- Review: III Performances (in white cube)
- Review: Kate Rohde: flourish
- Review: Performances at Biennale of Sydney 2008 Revolutions - Forms That Turn
- Review: The Lovely Season, Enrique Martinez Celaya
- Review: Translating from the dead to the living, Karin Lettau
- Review: Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art
- Review: Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2008