Intra-sections

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Intra-sections

Sally Clarke, Kim Connerton, Biljana Jancic, Sarah Newall, Nuha Saad, The Twilight Girls and Mark Titmarsh

Opening Thursday Aug 22, 6pm. Aug 23-Sep 7, 2013. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney

FULL COURT PRESS

FULL COURT PRESS

Biljana Jancic, Danny Morse, Hamishi, Julian Meagher, Mark Whalen, Nicole Breedon, Philjames, Sarah Oxenham, Tristan Chant, Tully Arnot and Will Cooke

Artereal Gallery, Rozelle

8-31 August 2013
Exhibition opening: Thursday 8 August from 6-8pm

Curated by Sebastian Goldspink

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Image: Danny Morse, En Court_2013, Acrylic on linen, 60 x 90cm
Artwork courtesy of Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney

BLACK SQUARE – 100 Years

Black Square – 100 Years

Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

Iakovos AMPERIDIS / Daniel BOYD / Marya ELIMELAKH / Nicholas FOLLAND / Alex GAWRONSKI / Shane HASEMAN / IRWIN / Biljana JANCIC / Sean KERR / LAIBACH / Dane MITCHELL / Michelle NIKOU / Justene WILLIAMS / et al.

Organised by Iakovos Amperidis & Alex Gawronski

 

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Malevich’s ‘anti-icon’ revolutionised Modern Art by radically withdrawing pictorial content. The painting, an empty black square presented on a white ground, was equally radical in its relationship to the work of abstractionists of the era; a tabula rasa, aimed at wiping the slate of art clean in order to begin again, in an entirely different vein. Thus, those who simply think of the Black Square as a work of ‘abstract art’, completely misunderstand the conceptual challenge it posed, and poses, to art itself.

Curiously, the anniversary significance of the Black Square is controversial. Indeed, many Malevich scholars date the painting to 1915. However, first mention of a Black Square occurs in reference to the Malevich’s scenery designs for the 1913 Russian Futurist opera, ‘Victory over the Sun’. Malevich who was known for re-writing aspects of his creative career, seems to have wilfully backdated the Black Square-proper to this earlier time;

“when, in the year 1913, in my desperate attempt to free art from the ballast of objectivity, I took refuge in the square form and exhibited a picture which consisted of nothing more than a black square on a white field…”

In solidarity with Malevich and his version of the truth, this exhibition is staged in full recognition of the fact that he may have ‘fibbed’. In doing so we choose to pay homage in true modernist spirit.

Although relegated for years to complete obscurity after Malevich’s death, the Black Square subsequently had an immense influence on proceeding generations of artists. The ongoing significance of Malevich’s Black Square for artists in the Twenty First Century including those in the present exhibition, pertains to the initial challenge it lay down to both artists and audiences: how to posit art as a gesture of radical negation that may be materialist or transcendentalist or, paradoxically, both.

— IA & AG

As Above | So Below II

AS ABOVE | SO BELOW

ALASKA Group Show @ MOP Projects

Curated by Sebastian Goldspink
30 MAY – 16 JUNE

BILJANA JANCIC | BRIDIE CONNELL | ELLIOT HUGHES | DANIEL HOLLIER | JESSICA OLIVIERI | KATE SCARDIFIELD | MARILYN SCHNEIDER | MS&MR | NICK COLLERSON | PHIL JAMES | SAMUEL HODGE | SARAH CONTOS | SARAH RODIGARI | TOM POLO | TULLY ARNOT

Opening night Thursday 30 May.

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Image: Sebastian Goldspink