Published 01 December 2017
Artlink resident genius Emeritus Professor Donald Brook decries Theory with a big T.
CACSA Contemporary 2010: The New New
Curators: Alan Cruickshank and Peter McKay
12 venues around Adelaide
29 October - 21 November 2010
Published December 2010
Artlink began thirty years ago in a corner of an office in Adelaide. Today it is available in the Tate Modern Bookshop purveying its unique brand of attention to important issues in contemporary art, mostly Australian, often international, wherever the ideas are sharp and the ideals are idealistic.
Curator: Anne Farren
West Australian Museum, Fremantle
3 Sept to 28 Nov 2010
One of Artlink's London correspondents Jo Higgins visited EXPOSED :
Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at the Tate Modern, an exhibition of photography first developed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and found it overwhelmingly strong.
Adjunct Professor at RMIT Kevin Murray contrasts the idea of Australians as xenophobic 'moat' people with the idea of 'poor craft' which uses detritus to alchemically create a new preciousness.
Novelist and former Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies in the College of Arts at the University of Western Sydney Jane Goodall responds to the new collection of essays edited by Brad Buckley and John Conomos called 'Rethinking the Contemporary Art School'. Goodall analyses the complexity and often dire times engendered by the incorporation of art schools into universities. However she is optimistic and suggests a first step to be a well-designed retreat system.
Artist Pat Hoffie reviews Alison Carroll’s The Revolutionary Century: Art in Asia 1900 to 2000' and finds it both timely and prescient.
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer
Curator: Lisa Slade
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
11 July – 29 August 2010
Curious Colony will be touring to the SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 11 January – 20 February 2011.
Former Head of Asialink Alison Carroll visited Touched the Liverpool Biennial and found 870 artists showing in 400 exhibitions over the 10 weeks of the event.
Artist and art critic Peter Hill reflects on the boredom factor of sport and how the Basil Sellers Prize has got it right.
Unlacing Carnal Margins: Portraits by Angela Stewart
John Curtin Gallery
16 September – 10 December 2010