Nov 11, 2013
was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut and has lived and worked in London since 1975. Her sculpture, video, drawings and installations have been widely exhibited throughout the world. Since 1994, there have been more than twenty solo museum and institutional exhibitions of her work, the largest and most comprehensive of which was a survey initiated by the Hamburger Kunsthalle that also traveled to Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, and the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art (2004 - 05). Hatoum was Artist-in-Residence on the DAAD program (Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Deutscher Akademischer Austrauschdienst) in 2003-2004 and has since divided her time between Berlin and London. In 2011 she had solo exhibitions at Alexander and Bonin, New York and White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London. Recently, Hatoum had solo exhibitions at the Goetz Collection, Munich and Arter, Istanbul. (via Alexander and Bonin
Nov 7, 2013
" My work is interested in the phenomenon of making memories. By constructing scopes that project future nostalgias, my paintings aim to channel a mundane hedonism, fueled by a cloud of expectations and threat of the ordinary. In drawing from the traditions of both the grand portrait and the DIY genre of decorative pattern painting, the paintings start in a place of 'pretty', and, in examining the subjects' dysfunctional relationship with their environment, become increasingly violated through the use of garish color, rough texture, and a surface sediment of opulent, store-bought, celebratory trash. Referencing holiday photographs, family portraits, and the materiality of disposable decor, my paintings attempt to create expected histories." - Celeste Rapone
Nov 7, 2013
is a visual artist based out of the Gold Coast currently completing his Bachelor Degree in Digital Media, majoring in Fine Art and Art Theory at Queensland College of Art. The central concern of his research is the growth and rapid evolution of cyberspace, the ways in which intense streams of information are shifting the nature of human interaction, concepts of self, popular culture, social networks, advertising, and the duality of online and offline presence and the overlapping of online content into real life. Utilising technology and new medias such as motion and body tracking, video, computer software, audio synthesisers and 3D modelling/printing, Jason’s practice challenges the conceived notions of art making, with installations and digital sculptures that place the viewer’s experience as paramount. With an appreciation for art practice, art theory and curatorship, Jason has worked closely with Griffith University’s White Box Gallery and Jugglers Artspace to curate and install various exhibitions, and also completed an internship at The Walls Gallery at Rabbit+Cocoon.
Nov 6, 2013
Some say that artist Chris Maynard
is slightly feather-obsessed. “It’s true,” he says, “my work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, into feather designs. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.