art & fashion

Melbourne Design Week 2020 Announced

In 2020 from 12-22 March, Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, presents its largest program to date, with more than 300 events over 11 days. Programmed around the theme ‘How Can Design Shape Life?’, the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national and...

In Absence – NGV Melbourne

The winning design of the 2019 Architecture Commission, In Absence by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office opened at the National Gallery Victoria last weekend. Occurring annually, the NGV Architecture Commission is an open national competition, which invites architects to create a site-specific work of temporary architecture, activating the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden. For 2019, architects were encouraged to submit ideas...

Crowded Fields

Boston-based photographer Pelle Cass attempts to show us what time would look like if everything happens at once by creating composite photographs that elaborately distil a time span of several hours in a single action packed image. Having honed his skills as a “still time-lapse photographer” in his Selected People series, where he captured the streets, plazas and parks of...

Bleached Gothic and Olympia – NGV

Yesterday I was invited to preview the joint opening of Bleached Gothic and Olympia at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, showcasing the work of acclaimed female Australian photographers Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks which was breathtakingly beautiful and thought-provoking. Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou is the first major museum retrospective of acclaimed Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (1961–2018)....

The Twist Museum

Crossing the winding Randselva river in Norway, The Twist Museum, opens as a bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and art piece within the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway. The contemporary art institution doubles as infrastructure to connect two forested riverbanks, completing the cultural route through northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Built around a historical pulp mill, The Twist is conceived...

404 Not Found – human connection and community

Italian photographer Luca Marianaccio’s recent series ‘404 Not Found’ is a conceptual exploration of a disturbing and not-so-distant future, in which he proposes a world where technology dominates our lives in place of all human connection and community. Thematically, the series strikes a chord because it encapsulates one of the most important debates of our time: the anxiety surrounding how technology...

The Louis Vuitton X exhibition

Louis Vuitton unveils the exhibit Louis Vuitton X, an impressive journey through the Maison's 160-year history of creative exchanges and artistic collaborations. Across the two floors of the iconic 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills, California, Louis Vuitton X draws on over 180 items from Louis Vuitton's archives and scenography to trace the Maison's pioneering journey. The...

25 years of KAWS’s – NGV Melbourne

Contemporary American artist KAWS, a.k.a Brian Donnelly, is one of the most resonant artists of his generation. In an Australian first, KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of KAWS’s oeuvre, full of humour, hope and humanity, celebrating his ability to connect with broad audiences. The full range of KAWS’s artistic output will be on display featuring more than...