Published 01 September 2005
Published 01 June 2020
*(jelek means ugly in Indonesian)
Artist Ruth Hadlow lives and works in East Timor. Her thoughts about it question notions of beauty and ugliness.
This article explores new territory opened up by a cross-cultural collaboration between Indigenous poet Jim Everett and visual artist Jonathan Kimberley.
Published June 2009
Neil Fettling asks; 'Why does an Australian-based artist like David Griggs, living and working in the first world, have such strong connections with a third world community, and how do these linkages affect his work?' and answers this question through an analysis of Griggs' recent art as well as comparing it to the work of Pat Hoffie and Wim Delvoye.
In the past decade bilum fashion has really taken off in Papua New Guinea and is now getting wider exposure through a few PNG gallery and designer websites like Pasifik Nau and Lava Lava Innovations. Since the late 1990s, local trendsetters of high fashion, including Cathy Kata and Florence Jaukae, have made a name for their original bilum outfits.
Artists who have created fascinating works within the DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zones) include the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, the Italian artist Armin Linke and the Australian artist Lyndal Jones.
Curator: Boitran Huynh-Beattie
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
4 April - 21 June 2009
Paul Zika: Home and Away – reconstructing artifice
Curator: Philip Watkins
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
26 March – 3 May 2009
Haema Sivanesan, Curator and Executive Director of SAVAC ( South Asian Visual Arts Centre) in Toronto Canada, analyses the current situation of Asian contemporary art by looking at work that is not only cross-cultural but concerned with bridging cultures and being a form of social action rather than simply engaging with commodity culture.
Mark Siebert: Forever 27 is at the Experimental Art Foundation, 15 May – 13 June 2009.
The China Project: Three Decades; William Yang; Zhang Xiaogang
28 March – 28 June 2009
A Secret Life of Plants
Curator: Andrew Gaynor
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
4 April – 17 May 2009
Fremantle Arts Centre
30 May – 19 July 2009