New Museums, New Agendas

Issue 22:4 | December 2002

A nation's museums are an index of its understanding of itself. We examine the controversies and debates surrounding new museums in Canberra and Melbourne which have challenged the conventional wisdom. Charles Esche proposes that a new breed of less tightly prescriptive art institutions can be catalysts for changing societal attitudes. Also new practice in digital media, fashion as art, profiles of Peter Callas, Lawrence Daws, Julia Ciccarone, Kate Breakey, and Robin Best. Reviews of Documenta and Site and Sight in Singapore.
NAVA Samstag Australian Body Art Festival Bendigo Art Gallery