Published 01 September 2019
Some Material Flags, MOT Tokyo, 22 October 12 January 2009.
Published December 2008
Professor and artist Pat Hoffie interviewed highly creative, innovative and idiosyncratic curator Kevin Wilson, once Director of Linden, Director at Noosa Gallery where he devised The Floating Land project and most recently Program Director with the Queensland Artworkers Alliance and their ARC Biennial that opens in October 2009.
Its Time : Emily Floyd
Australian Print Workshop Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
23 August - 18 October 2008
In September 2008 Dylan Rainforth went to both the 7th Shanghai Biennale (Translocalmotion) and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (Farewell to Post-Colonialism). While he found mixed messages in Shanghai which was curated by artistic director Zhang Qing assisted by Julian Heynen and Henk Slager, it was Guangzhou curated by Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj and Johnson Chang that hit the sweet spot with 'witty, people-powered ways forward.'
Ornament : Anne MacDonald
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
19 September 26 October 2008
London-based Macedonian artist and writer Nadja Prlja compares the urban and modern 5th Berlin Biennial BB5: When Things Cast No Shadow (5 April - 15 June 2008) with Manifesta 7 (19 July - 2 November 2008) which occupied the whole arae of Trentoni in Italy. Prlja pays particular attention to the differences in the ways the projects were curated.
Outgoing Director of the Experimental Art Foundation Melentie Pandilovksi spills the beans on the current state of play internationally in terms of powerful independent curators moving into important positions in museums. He puts forward the prevalence of a 'new institutionalism' seeking to redefine contemporary art institutions from within. The EAF is about to release a Futures paper on this topic.
Splatsville: Memoirs of a Failed Painter: Alasdair Macintyre
Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane
23 September - October 11 2008
25th National and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
15 August 26 October 2008
Fremantle Print Award 2008
Fremantle Arts Centre
23 August - 5 October 2008
Juliette Peers, art historian and lecturer at RMIT, surveyed a number of freelance curators to find out how they work and why they embrace this insecure, interstitial existence. Hannah Mathews, Elizabeth Gertzakis, Vivonne Thwaites and Anne Kirker are among the freelance curators to whom she spoke.