Diane Arbus at Martin-Gropius-Bau

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To see in London: Amnesty International Photojournalism Awards

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Amnesty International Media Awards Winners 2011 is up until November 8 at Amnesty International UK’s Human Rights Action Centre and Simon Roberts -

We English remains open through 19 November 2011 at Flowers galleries.

- from we-make-money-not-art.com

Looking forward to seeing Grayson Perry: Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum

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Sneaky pics from the Alexander McQueen show at the Met

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Yes, I know it’s bad and wrong to take photos in an exhibition, but I couldn’t help myself. Such an incredible exhibition, a fitting celebration of a brilliant artist and designer. I couldn’t handle the 2.5 hr line so I became a member of the Met and jumped the queue.







Katharina Grosse’s constructed geology at MASS MoCA

- from Contemporary Art Daily

I watched Gasland today (more on that to come) and then came across this work by Katharina Grosse, which triggered all kinds of thoughts about how humankinds shapes and colours our landscape, transforming ecosystems and even our geology… I understand Grosse is more focused on transforming the gallery space and working directly onto the surfaces of galleries, but to me it speaks about the human need to leave a mark on the environment… for better or for worse.

Exhibition of work by Oz art director Jim Anderson Lampoon – An Historical Art Trajectory (1970-2010) – on now at tinsheds gallery

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Oz is one of the few things that makes me wish I had been born 30 years earlier. One of the most controversial, funny and truly cool things to come out of Australia, it broke all the rules and launched the careers of some of our most brilliant artists, critics and writers (including one Bob Ellis – I will have to quiz him on that point).

This exhibition at Sydney University’s tin sheds gallery brings together collages by Oz art director Jim Anderson Lampoon. I’m definitely going, hoping that some of the genius and damn-it-all recklessness rubs off on me.

Excited to see brilliant #photographer Garry Trinh is in a new exhibition (curated by Tom Polo) at Blacktown Arts Centre

Find out more about the exhibition here.

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ABOVE show at Lo-Fi Collective this Thursday… #exhibition

Looking forward to William Yang’s new show, opening this Wednesday at Stills Gallery

A centrepiece to the exhibition will be a new series of self portraits covering the span of Yang’s life. Shown in a smaller selection at GOMA Brisbane as part of The China Project these delightful images tell us more than we already know about the nature of Yang’s bold journey embracing his identity as an Australian citizen and a contemplation of life’s milestones. All these works have a written commentary, which has become a hallmark of Yang’s later works. The tone is always gently wry with a delightful mix of humour and seriousness.

Looking forward to David Capra & Leahlani Johnson’s show, Prophetic Initiatives, opening at MOP this Thursday

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Prophetic Initiatives (P.I.) is a multifaceted collaborative project which began in 2009 with artists David Capra and Leahlani Johnson as a ‘ministry’ to the art world. Through performance and installation P.I. projects aims to highlight the art world’s ability to house experiences that surpass the rational realm. One of the branches of Prophetic Initiatives is their street ministry, Prophetic Art Stall, an interactive performance between created personas and the spectator. Documentation of these exchanges at Mori Gallery and Mop projects (both 2009) can be viewed at www.propheticartstall.blogspot.com.

Nam June Paik Retrospective at FACT

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Sarah Moon: major survey show at Stockholm’s Fotografiska

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Pakistani Art in ‘The Rising Tide,’ a Show in Karachi

The artist Abdullah Syed, for example, assembled a fleet of drones — the pilotless American aircraft that fire missiles at militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas — constructed from the blades of box cutters, the very instruments used by some of the 9/11 attackers. They float on wires just above the viewer’s head, the silvery blades shimmering menacingly in bright light.

A second fleet of drones is constructed from dollar bills folded into the shape of the planes and stapled together in circular patterns that resemble those of an oriental carpet. Called the “Flying Rug,” the paper fleet casts an ominous shadow on a nearby wall.

Mr. Syed, one of several artists in the show pursuing a career abroad, teaches at the University of New South Wales in Australia. “I’m always navigating ideas between the West and here,” he said, perched on a ladder as he hung his killer fleets. The “Flying Rug” takes sides: “I’m saying, ‘To hell with Uncle Sam.’ ”

- from a story by Jane Perlez in nytimes.com

Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other

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The Dangerous Book For Boys

I visited this exhibition, by James Franco at the Clocktower Gallery, NYC, on July 15.

i wish i could figure out what has to be done

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I visited Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other, at the New Museum in NYC.

SRD CHANGE 09: About

SRD Change is a unique exhibition of graduate sustainable design that often directly challenges conventional expectations. Exhibits are selected from a diverse range of design areas from all of Sydney's top Universities. They feature innovative visual and 3D works, multimedia and even high fashion garments. Held annually since 2004 with healthy annual visitor numbers, we have plans in place to promote our exhibition to an even wider audience.

Good Design Exhibition 2009 at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

This year, the Good Design Award has conducted user-conscious screenings "from the viewpoint of near-future citizens," for users are not only the recipients of products and services, but also the ones who have the potential to enhance their values. In addition, Frontier Design Award has been newly established this year, with the purpose of promoting designs that are pregnant with ideas for future lifestyles.

On view at the Good Design Exhibition 2009 are about 80 works, centering on special award-winning pieces honored with the Good Design Gold Prize. This exhibition aims to share with the audience the fascination and possibilities of creative future-oriented design by disseminating each designer's message and important design points that have the power to appeal to our society at large.

Good Design Exhibition 2009 at Tokyo Midtown Design Hub

This year, the Good Design Award has conducted user-conscious screenings "from the viewpoint of near-future citizens," for users are not only the recipients of products and services, but also the ones who have the potential to enhance their values. In addition, Frontier Design Award has been newly established this year, with the purpose of promoting designs that are pregnant with ideas for future lifestyles.

On view at the Good Design Exhibition 2009 are about 80 works, centering on special award-winning pieces honored with the Good Design Gold Prize. This exhibition aims to share with the audience the fascination and possibilities of creative future-oriented design by disseminating each designer's message and important design points that have the power to appeal to our society at large.

Melbourne International Animation Festival 22-28 June 2009

Melbourne International Animation Festival 22-28 June 2009