Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guy Benfield at Art in General, New York

Guy Benfield in included in Erratic Anthropologies at Art in General as part of the New York visual art performance biennial, Performa 09.

Through three performative installations Guy Benfield, Shana Moulton, andRancourt/Yatsuk mine the visual culture of flawed but influential community structures - the hippie commune and the American suburb. Using narrative strategies the artists act as quasi-anthropologists, investigating domestic objects and architectures to pick apart the promises identified with these cultures - wealth, power, happiness, and transcendence.

With a dose of the fantastic, these artists highlight the psychological, economic, and environmental fallout from the failure of idealistic attempts at redefining western social dynamics. The exhibition runs 29 October - 9 January 2010.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Maria Cruz survey exhibition at UTS Gallery, Sydney

Maria Cruz's exhibition 'Oo (yes): selected paintings & projects by Maria Cruz, 1996-2009' at UTS Gallery, Sydney will be the first survey of her practice presented in Australia.

In addition to a selection of paintings produced over the last decade or so, the exhibition will include 'Poetry' - a new video piece created in the Philippines, and Coca Cola installations - translations of the small 'sari-sari' street stores in Manila. Opening Tuesday 27 October 6-8pm. To be opened by Dr Anna Gibbs Associate Professor, UWS. Gallery floortalk: Wednesday 28 October 4-5pm, followed by refreshments

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Two Thousand guested edited by The Kingpins

TwoThousand has been taken over by The Kingpins.

Originally bred in Sydney, over the past 10 years The Kingpins have become an electric creative force, balancing photography, video, installation and dressing Beth Ditto with being shop-owners, wives, teachers, drinkers and thinkers. When it comes to art, The Kingpins have a thing for public interventions and mashing together pop culture, media politics, consumption and gender in performances on the streets of Sydney and exhibitions in galleries like Palais de Tokyo and PS1.

The Kingpins family unit generously took time out from talking acquisitions with the MCA and meeting with John Kaldor to curate an art issue. Hold on as they multi-task across Sydney's communities, finding shelter, mushrooms and old favourites in the darkest corners.

See the full issue online at

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sally Smart in Zhingjian: Midway at Wollongong City Gallery

Sally Smart will be exhibiting as part of Zhingjian: Midway at Wollongong City Gallery. The group show brings together the work of fifteen contemporary artists with varying connections to China who investigate notions of identity, tradition and globalisation. The exhibition runs from 10 October - 29 November.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

David Rosetzky in Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video

David Rosetzky's work, Portrait of Cate Blanchett, has been selected for the Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video in New York. Dress Codes is a global survey of photographers and video artists who critically examine fashion's relationship to art and other social phenomena. Rosetzky will be exhibiting alongside artists such as Cindy Sherman, Yto Barrada, Thorsten Brinkmann, and Lorna Simpson. The exhibition will be on view from 2 October 2009 - 17 January 2010.