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Harvest – Brisbane – Australia

Alexander COOSEMANS - Flanders 1627-1689 - Still life c.1650 - Oil on canvas - 58.2 x 83.5cm Bequest of The Hon. Thomas Lodge Murray Prior, MLC 1892 Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Alexander COOSEMANS – Flanders 1627-1689 – Still life c.1650 – Oil on canvas – 58.2 x 83.5cm
Bequest of The Hon. Thomas Lodge Murray Prior, MLC 1892
Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art


From june 28 to september 21 2014 – Queensland Art Gallery –  GOMA

‘Harvest’ explores the production, consumption and symbolism of food. It takes as a point of departure colonial legacies and globalisation, labour and consumption in relation to the food industry. The exhibition will include over 100 works from all areas of the Gallery’s Collection, and will be presented in conjunction with the Australian Cinémathèque program ‘Harvest: Food on Film’.

The exhibition draw on the Gallery’s historical and contemporary collections to consider the social, political and aesthetic implications of food production, distribution and consumption.

‘Food has long given sustenance to the artistic imagination – from the exotic foods and spices pictured in seventeenth-century northern European still-life paintings to contemporary artists’ renderings of global brands,’

‘On entering the Gallery audiences will encounter a major new wallpaper commission from California-based artist duo Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) whose public projects and site-specific installations work with fruit as a motif or material.

The relationship between food and art has never been so richly illustrated or explored than it will be in this exhibition. For food and art lovers alike, ‘Harvest’ explores the Gallery’s Collection in a very different light.’

‘In those 100 works are include the new acquisitions such as Mika Rottenberg’s video installation Mary’s cherries 2004, a fantastical comment on the absurdity of modern means of production and Yael Bartana’s photographs recreating imagined ‘lost’ images by Jewish-German photographers Leni and Herbert Sonnenfeld,’

Shirana Shahbazi, Iran/Switzerland b.1974; Sirous Shaghaghi, Iran / Still life: Coconut and other things 2009 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2010 / Commissioned as part of a workshop for Kids’ APT6 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

Shirana Shahbazi, Iran/Switzerland b.1974; Sirous Shaghaghi, Iran / Still life: Coconut and other things 2009 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / Gift of the artist through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2010 / Commissioned as part of a workshop for Kids’ APT6 / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / © The artist

Xu Zhen’s ShangART Supermarket 2008 recreates a fully stocked convenience store in the gallery space, while Aernout Mik’s video Pulverous 2003 shows a group of people fastidiously, often violently, demolishing the contents of a different kind of supermarket.

Also featured will be Rirkrit Tirvanija’s Untitled (lunch box) 2009, a fortnightly Thai lunch that four random Gallery visitors can sample, and Danish trio Superflex’s video documenting the inundation of a replica fast food restaurant in Flooded McDonald’s 2009.

Contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists included in the show trace ongoing connections between food, country, and cultural knowledge, such as Evelyn McGreen’s spirit basket linocuts and Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s yam dreaming paintings.

Queensland Art Gallery


Australia – London – United Kingdom

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946. Enamel on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm. - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed 1977;

Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946. Enamel on composition board, 90.8 x 121.5 cm. – National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of Sunday Reed 1977;

From September 21 to December 2013 – Royal Academy of Arts
Marking the first major survey of Australian art in the UK for 50 years, this exhibition will span more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and seeks to uncover the fascinating social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art.

Frederick McCubbin, The Pioneer, 1904. Oil on canvas, 225.0 x 295.7 cm - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1906

Frederick McCubbin, The Pioneer, 1904. Oil on canvas, 225.0 x 295.7 cm – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1906

Australia has two aspects: that of the penitentiary, similar to New-Caledonia or Cayenne, a legendary land at the antipodes, but a new nation as well, full of energy and space. Two centuries of art transcribe this symphony in Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts


Still life – Sydney – Australia

John Passmore Poppies, fruit and skull 1953

John Passmore Poppies, fruit and skull 1953


Until 19 Jan 2014 – Art Gallery of New South Wales

Featuring some of Australia’s most famous and popular artists, this exhibition of 25 works from the Gallery’s collection charts the continuous development of the still life in Australian art.

It includes significant paintings by Margaret Preston, Margaret Olley, George W Lambert and Arthur Streeton, some of which have not been exhibited for decades. These are displayed alongside a large-scale sculpture by Ricky Swallow titled Killing time 2003-04.

A changing selection of works on paper focuses initially on watercolour, including works by Elisabeth Cummings, Kevin Lincoln, Brian Dunlop, Peter Godwin and John Bokor. In late October these will be refreshed by prints and drawings by Peter Booth, John Brack, Cressida Campbell and others.

Art Gallery of New South Wales


Contemporary Australia: Women – Brisbane – Australia

Deborah Kelly | Australia b.1962 | Beastliness (still) 2011 | Animation: 3:17 minutes, colour, sound, 16:9, ed. 2/8 | Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | © Deborah Kelly. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney, 2012


Until 22 July 2012 – Gallery of Modern Art

‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ — the second in the Gallery’s Contemporary Australia exhibition series — celebrates the diversity, energy and innovation of contemporary women artists working in this country today.

Deborah Kelly | Australia b.1962 | Beastliness (still) 2011


Th
is exhibition acknowledges the strong history of work by women artists and recognises the ways that their critical, provocative, unexpected and illuminating contributions have reshaped, and continue to shape, the landscape of contemporary art. It features more than 70 new and recent works, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, video and performance by 33 artists and collectives, a total of 56 visual artists.

Jennifer Mills | What’s in a name? (detail), 2009–11 | Mixed media on paper 323 drawings, varying dimensions Installed dimensions variable Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery Photograph: Natasha Harth


Th
e exhibition also includes Embodied Acts, a program of performative works; the Children’s Art Centre installation art work ‘Fly Away Home’ by Fiona Hall; and a film program curated by renowned Australian producer and critic Margaret Pomeranz, AM.

GOMA


Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 – Brisbane – Australia

 

Edgar Degas | Danseuse assise, penchée en avant, elle se masse le pied gauche (Dancer sitting, leaning forward, she massages her left foot) 1881–83 | Caillebotte legacy in Luxembourg, 1894 | Collection: Musée d’Orsay, Paris | Photograph: © Hervé Lewandowski | © RMN (RF22712)/Musée d’Orsay


Until June 24, 2012 – Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)

‘Modern Woman: Daughters and Lovers 1850 — 1918 | Drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris’, an exhibition of drawings from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Eugène Boudin | France 1824–98 | La Dame en bleu (Woman in blue)1860–70 | Beige paper, pencil, watercolour | Bequest of Carle Dreyfus, 1953 | RF 29980, Recto | Collection: Musée d’Orsay, Paris | Photograph: © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Jean Schormans


I
t celebrates the changing roles of women during the Belle Époque as depicted by leading artists of the time such as Edgar Degas, Pierre—Auguste Renoir, Edouard Vuillard, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Auguste Rodin, Berthe Morisot and Jean François Millet. These artists increasingly abandoned idealised representations of the female figure, and turned to women from a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds, depicting them in their family lives and domestic activities, as well as in the public realm as spectators, performers and workers. Through these fascinating drawings, we see French society undergoing radical transformation.

Gallery Hours


Parallax: The Performance Paradigm in Photography – Sidney – Australia

Heidrun Löhr, Traffic, 2001, Nalina Wait and Alexandra-Katie Macdonald at Omeo Dance Studio, Sydney. Courtesy the artist


From March 3rd to the 15th of April 2012 – Australian Centre for Photography

Parallax is a simple enough problem for photography: the image you make depends on your viewing angle. But when you add the variable of the moving body in performance, the parallax factor multiplies to a point where the camera captures something no human eye will ever see in any other way.

Heidrun Löhr, the celebrated photographer of live performance, is famous for her active use of the camera around the stage. More than documents of a vanishing work, the images open up a whole terrain of performance photography, where the gestures and expressions of subjects from all walks of life perform a sense of identity. An identity that can be as multiple and various as the positions of the camera.

Heidrun Löhr’s career began in Munich and Berlin but for over 25 years now she has worked in Sydney. Her photographs capture some of the most bizarre, outrageous and beautiful moments in experimental performance in this city.

Centre Hours


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