Tag Archives: morry schwartz

July 20

Me and Morry: My Pretend Affair with a Publishing Legend

I’m having an affair with Morry Schwartz. A Pretend Affair. The project explores the tenuous links, the under-explored nether regions that straddle conceptual art and stalking. Part of a trilogy about power, this third, and final instalment follows previous stalking operations performed on Maurizio Cattelan 1999, and Jacques Derrida 1998. I call the work The […]

May 20

Art Words: Melbourne Art Book Fair

Maxine told me on New Year’s Day that I need a new hobby. Other than art: “Look”, she said: “I like art too Mum, it’s just that I don’t feel like I need to talk about it allllll day.” Heeding the advice of the child and knowing she knows me better than I know myself, […]

April 04

20th Biennale of Sydney

 Melbourne had a Biennale once, back in 1999, before you were born. Curator Julianna Engberg called it Signs of Life. But it died. Reputedly went three times over budget it did and Melbourne University (who had underwritten it) decided they weren’t rich enough to go into the red for culture, so they canned it. A […]

November 18

We Woz Robbed: Gertrude Street is Dirty and Thirty

At Gertrude Streets 30th birthday party and annual fundraiser on Friday night, I met Sarah Ritson. Sarah is my facebook friend. Sarah had a studio at Gerty back in ‘88, and said there were no oysters being served at fundraisers back then. When she moved into her studio, abandoned Howard Arkley paintings were stacked up […]

February 03

Terry Wu and Jason Smith Birthday Bash

Please, Please don’t believe the malicious rumour that for some time now I have been stalking Morry Schwartz. There is but an ounce of truth to it; it’s a fiction, scripted to deny my steep ascent to the stature of Melbourne’s newest socialite blogger: finger on pulse, free champagne everywhere I go. Besides, it would […]