Issue 40:4 | December 2020

Editor: Eve Sullivan

Thriving on the promise of instant accessibility fostered by digital media, and on the erosion of the boundaries between the public and the private, this edition looks to ideas of portraiture in the expanded field. Through the appraisal of a range of practices across contemporary art and film, it examines the social, cultural, technological and material processes at work in the construction of the self.

Cover (detail): Amos Gebhardt, Family Portrait, 2020, archival inkjet pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. (Above) Small acts of resistance, 2020, installation view, Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia. Photo: Sam Noonan
Samstag Australian Body Art Festival NAVA Bendigo Art Gallery