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Sydney Biennale announces its 2018 program called ‘Superposition’ (It’s a quantum mechanical term)

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Exhibitions, News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the 70 artists who will present work at seven venues across Sydney for the 45th anniversary of the event to be held from March 16 until June 11, 2018. The curatorial theme for next year’s biennale is “SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement” which, like most catch-all curatorial themes, can be interpreted in many ways. The  21st Biennale

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Get set for Mad March in Adelaide as French Impressionists land

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The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is sending 65 of its Impressionist master works by Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro, Cézanne and others to Adelaide’s Art Gallery of South Australia from March 29 to July 29, 2018. Titled Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, the exhibition will  “chart the revolution of colour that lies at the

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Hal Hattam picture gallery

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Hal Hattam (1913-1994) was an unusual combination of obstetrician and artist. Although never formally trained as an artist, the Scottish born Hattam (who arrived in Australia at age 7) was a contemporary of Fred Williams and John Perceval with whom he often went on painting excursions in late 1950s and 1960s. Hattam was part of a circle

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Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum (AGNSW, Sydney)

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While Western Europe’s 17th century was disfigured by both religious wars and wars of territorial ambition, Holland a land reclaimed from the sea, nonetheless prospered. When she extricated itself from Spanish control to become Europe’s first republic, the stage was set for a breathtaking trajectory. As Holland became fabulously wealthy from trade, shipping, insurance and banking,

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The Red List: Mali Moir’s sublime tribute to vanished and disappearing wildlife


True compassion comes from knowledge and understanding. Part of what makes Mali Moir’s series of portraits of extinct and critically endangered species of wildlife from around the world so powerful is the way the works combine formal precision and technical brilliance with raw emotion. The title of Moir’s current exhibition refers to The Red List

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OzCo opens entry to Venice Biennale to everybody – but what strings are attached?

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In the recent Palme d’Or winning film The Square, Ruben Östlund satirises the very notion of contemporary art by exploring its contradictions outside the boundaries of the insular art world. The film’s title derives from an artwork that is a simple square within which, “we all share equal rights and obligations”. Upon entering “…you have

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