art & fashion

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...

Terracotta Warriors – NGV

Yesterday the NGV unveiled its Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality | Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, a dual presentation of the terracotta warriors and one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists Cai Guo-Qiang, opening 24 May 2019 – 13 October 2019 at NGV International. Exclusive to Melbourne and presenting nearly 170 works, the exhibition will offer a new perspective on Chinese...

Frieze Sculpture 2019 New York

Barcelona-born artist Jaume Plensa is among the 14 international artists which have transformed the iconic Rockefeller Center into an urban sculpture park as part of the Frieze Sculpture 2019. In partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer, Rockefeller Center is hosting Frieze Sculpture 2019, that showcases twenty pieces spread throughout the outdoor plaza and inside...

where art lives

The breathtaking sprawling estate of the Inhotim Museum in Brazil is populated by architectural pavilions, art and botanical gardens housing one of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil. Sao Paulo-based studio Tacoa Arquitetos recently completed the Adriana Varejão Gallery which in itself is a work of contemporary art. Located just beyond the town of Brumandinho in Minas Gerais,...