Vol 43 No 1 Spring 2005
Selina Ou's photographs embody the difference between seeing and looking. They examine how we perceive and are perceived. By representing people in different cultures, Ou presents the social forces which shape our sense of self. Art & Australia is...
Andy Warhol's Time Capsules
Viewing Warhol is a social experience. 'How did he keep all this stuff?', I overhear a man say, mid-way through the exhibition. 'He probably had it in boxes', his partner replies. In fact, we encounter these cardboard boxes as soon as we walk into the...
Margaret Preston's Rugs
I felt intense trepidation as I walked through the bush on a hot January afternoon. I could hardly believe what was in store for us. Mick Joffe unlocked the shed door and out of the semi-darkness came a green duffle bag. It was ordinary and worn, but...
Nam June Paik &Charlotte Moorman
Let's rewind almost thirty years: imagine a musician floating in the air, ten metres above the Sydney Opera House forecourt. Suspended by eighteen helium balloons, the daredevil cellist wears a white satin cape tinged with swan's-down and a headdress that...
James Morrison's figurative paintings are fantastically transported collages of nature. He paints a hyperbolic creation, elaborating its manifold complexity and elucidating ontological uncertainties. His work contains 'true' depictions of 'natural' things:...
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