30 Sep 2011
John Nixon's EPW: SILVER opens today at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.
EPW: SILVER marks the continuation of John Nixon’s ‘Experimental Painting Workshop’, an ongoing project which
expands the realm of abstract painting. Demonstrating Nixon’s long-standing interest in the energy, associations and
material qualities of the colour silver, this exhibition is comprised of painted works which challenge the two-dimensional surface. Using architectural angles and the form and surface of the stretched canvas, the works in EPW: SILVER are
‘constructions’ which each configure new spaces.
Nixon’s sustained investigation into the possibilities of abstraction has positioned him internationally as a leading figure in contemporary painting.
He has been exhibiting internationally since the early 1970s. His recent solo exhibitions include EPW: 1995, at PS,
Amsterdam, 2011; EPW: Polychromes, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, 2007; and EPW: O, Stadtisches Kunstmuseum, Germany, 2005; and EPW at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. His work is held in significant
public and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland,
Denmark and Korea.
The exhibition continues until 5 November.
30 Sep 2011
Video works by Lida Abdul will be screened in Paris as part of Persistance des ruines, organised by le peuple qui manque.
Abdul's videos Once Upon Awakening (2006), In Transit (2008), Clapping with Stones (2006), and Dome will be shown, alongside moving image works by Louidgi Beltrame and Cyprien Gaillard.
The screening will Saturday 1st October, at 11a.m. at Cinéma des cinéastes - 7 Avenue Clichy, 75017 Paris M° Place de Clichy.
For more information, visit: www.lepeuplequimanque.org
17 Sep 2011
AES+F's Angels.Demons - Parade comes to Melbourne in October, for the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road the demonic angels - or angelic demons? - will manifest themselves, surveying the city's occupants with otherworldly eyes.
The Parade will appear on Swanston Street and St Kilda Road between 3 - 24th October.
Visit the MIAF website for further information: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3712&idx=1&max=12
17 Sep 2011
Rose Nolan will present new work in The Solo Projects, at the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, as part of the 2011 Melbourne International Arts Festival.
>The Solo Projects returns to Melbourne Festival with a mischievous rebellion against the conformity of the everyday, drawing together an array of new works by two international forces of the European-inspired avant garde: German Andreas Exner and Melbourne-based Rose Nolan.
The exhibition opens on 13 October, and runs from 14 October to 12 November 2011.
For more information, visit: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3908&idx=11&max=12