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Kit Wise

Kit Wise is an artist, art writer, the Studio Coordinator of Drawing and the Course Coordinator of the Honours Degree in Fine Art at Monash University.

Articles

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The Shape of Air
Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart 10 May - 2 June 2002
Art & Enterprise
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Carnophilia
This text is concerned with the notion of animal and human hybridity, as examined in a historical and contemporary context through the myth of King Minos of Crete and more recently the work of artists such as Damien Hirst and John Kelly. From the shadowy overlap between species that the minotaur depicts to such contemporary models of animal/ human formation as the fictitious Spiderman, such figures of the imagination remind us of the diminishing gap between science fact and science fiction.
The Improved Body
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Chaotic Attractors: Jake Chapman Lecture Tour 04
The two hours of Jake Chapmans lecture at the Capitol Theatre in Melbourne in March 2004 were in many ways a homage to Modernism and the aesthetic of industry - albeit back-handed. The hierarchies of art history, the possibility of the poetic and the tradition of humanism all came under attack. The core issue circled around throughout the discussion was the degree to which art was simply a diversion for the middle-class: a market-responsive product or cathartic moment in which people could be and even pay for the privilege of being shocked.
Shopping & Extreme Pleasures
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Australian Drawing Now: Labouring Lightly
The on again/off again love affair between drawing and contemporary art practice seems to have been going on ad nauseam. From the sixties through to the present day, ongoing tensions between the apparent values of traditional and conceptual art have resulted in much of today's appreciation for the reworking of both aesthetics in what has become a new labour of love.
Handmade: The New Labour
NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery Australian Body Art Festival Samstag