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October 28

Nathaniel Mellors Speaks Good

Artists talking about their works make me nervous. It’s mostly Bill Viola’s fault. Bill talked some years back at the RMIT and it was so dull, that some clown stood up and as he stormed toward the nearest exit, yelled exacerbatedly: “Where can I get my money back?!” (Bill’s talk cost money). It was the […]

October 13

Framed Movements

The Melbourne Festival Show at ACCA Framed Movements, curated by Hannah Matthews, opened on Thursday night. Lane Cormick presented a startling new work from the ‘Is it Art or is it Animal Cruelty’ genre, involving a live falcon, hood, perch, a circle of onlookers and witchypoo masking tape stuck to the ground. The crowd seemed […]

October 09

Booby Trap: The Perils of Commemorative War Art

I’ve been thinking a lot about war lately, because of the Australian government. Not only do they fund wars, they fund art about war too. They’ve set aside a wad of cash to commemorate 100 Years of Anzac spirit with the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund. I am concerned that well funded commemorative war […]