Kathy Acker & McKenzie Wark
Published December 2015
Judy Annear (ed)
Len Lye with Roger Horrocks
John Summers, Chris Lehmann, Thomas Frank (eds)
Published September 2015
Simon Gilby: The Syndicate
Central TAFE Gallery, Perth
17 October – 14 November 2009
Published December 2009
Nyukana Baker : Retrospective
JamFactory Gallery, Adelaide
Curator: Diana Young
1 August - 7 September 2009
Freelance writer, author of True Green @ Work and editor Tim Wallace discusses the conflict between new technologies making everything available for free and writers and content creators needing to be paid. He quotes from on a book by Kevin Kelly called New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World: 'The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.'
Writer and curator Danni Zuvela celebrates remix or mashup culture and traces its history back through the Dadaists, Futurists, Max Ernst, Esther Shub, Arthur Lipsett, Joseph Cornell, Bruce Conner and Stan VanDerBeek. In a remix culture people valorise appropriation and talk about being copyfighters who believe the idea of text as property is a joke.
Associate Professor of Fine Art at the College of Fine Arts, Uni of NSW, Joanna Mendelssohn analyses a slice of the current state of art publishing in Australia from reviews in newspapers to the DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists Online - now rechristened Design and Art of Australasia Online).
Theme Park: Brook Andrew
AAMU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2008.
124pp, RRP $39.95
Between Indigenous Australia and Europe: John Mawurndjul
Claus Volkenandt and Christian Kaufmann (eds)
Dieter Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2009.
350pp, RRP 45
Judy Watson: blood language
by Judy Watson & Louise Martin-Chew, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2009.
240pp, RRP $39.95
New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Art
McCulloch and McCulloch, Fitzroy, Victoria, 2008.
159pp, RRP $79.95
Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal paintings from Papunya
Edited by Roger Benjamin with Andrew C. Weislogel, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2009.
192pp, RRP $49.95
Novelist and sinologist Linda Jaivin rejects the excess writing and publishing that the internet affords every person with a keyboard and compares it to Milan Kundera's definition of graphomania(an obsession with writing books). She would rather have fewer readers than more scanners believing that a 'long form' like a novel or book-length non-fiction needs slow writing and carefully crafted prose.
Floating Life: Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art
Curator: Diane Moon
Queensland Art Gallery
1 August – 18 October 2009