Bauhaus Now in Brisbane
A new iteration of the Bauhaus Now project will be on show at Museum of Brisbane from Friday 18 September. The exhibition features the Light Space Replicator, alongside works by Grit Kallin-Fischer, Paul Klee, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Frank Hinder, Harry Seidler, Erwin Fabian, Karl Langer, Gertrude Langer, George Teltscher, Gwendolyn Grant, Francis Lymburner, Normana Wight, Josef Albers, El Lissitzky, Marianne Brandt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Stan Ostoja-Kotkowski, Vassily Kandinsky, Udo Sellbach, Laurence Collinson, Laurence Hope, Michael Candy, Eleonore Lange, Paul Bai & Andy Harwood.
Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture
A legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane.
Curated by Andrew McNamara, the exhibition considers how revolutionary ideas of the Weimar Republic in Germany influenced modernist art, design and architecture in Brisbane and Australia. The exhibition reveals the migrant and refugee contribution to Australian life and art history in the inter-war period and post-Second World War years. Bauhaus Now will feature original artworks from this period, plus a series of vivid contemporary recreations that demonstrate both the impact of this movement in Brisbane and Australian art history, and how the legacy of these powerful ideas is being re-interpreted today.
Studio Residency in Outer Space
For the month of August I will be undertaking a studio residency at Outer Space ARI, in South Brisbane. The residency will conclude with an open studio event on Friday 28 August, from 6.30-8.00pm. At the Montague Road studios you can see work by myself, Dhana Merritt, Caitlin Franzmann, Natalie Billing, Amelia McLeash, Daniel Sherrington, and Darcy Williams. From 5pm on the same day, you can also see works by Olivia Lacey and Rose Manning, presented by Outer Space at the Metro Arts Studio in Hope Street. To find out more about the event, see the listing here.
The exhibition Optimistically Omnivorous includes the work Liquid Crystal Displaced and a new work related to the Talbot Carpet Project. The exhibition is curated by Martin Smith and will be presented at Onespace Gallery from June 19 – August 1. Artists in the exhibition include Cara Coombe, Peter Fischmann, Teresa Fornataro, Julia Scott Green and James Hornsby.
“Optimistically Omnivorous presents the work of six Queensland-based photographic artists, whose practices utilise materials, places and ideas that are readily available. However, they employ divergent methods, approaches and philosophical connections to the medium. From constructed performances that reveal false narratives to indexical documentations that emphasise a specific time or place, the exhibition highlights photography’s multiple modes for representing us and itself, questioning the very act of looking.” Martin Smith, from the catalogue essay
Through the Looking Glass
The work Cosmic Background will be featured in the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Humanity’s Changing Vision of the Universe, an exhibition developed by the London-based collective Lumen. The exhibition seeks to illuminate how technology has influenced a collective view of the Universe, and runs from 15-20 October 2019.
Bodies of Tech
The work Cosmic Background features in Bodies of Tech, a series of artworks and panel sessions curated by Steph Hutchinson which explore the human experience in technological systems. Presented at the Brisbane Powerhouse Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August, The project showcases the work of Researchers in QUT’s Creative Lab – visit the website for more information.
Featuring: Steph Hutchinson, Louis-Philippe Demers, Chris Handran, Kath Kelly, Kiley Gaffney, Daniel McKewen, Bree Hadley, Jonathan Roberts, John McCormick, Adam Nash and Benjamin Nicoll.
In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch or acolytes of an unholy sect? Bauhaus Now! explores its legacy in Australia—both for contemporary artists and for art education—highlighting its visionary, collectivist ideals and its radical practices.
Artists: Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams | Gertrude Herzger-Seligmann, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Paul Klee | Michael Candy, Peter D Cole, Christopher Handran, Shane Haseman, Rose Nolan, Elizabeth Pulie, Jacky Redgate
The exhibition also coincides with the publication of Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond, featuring essays by Philip Goad, Ann Stephen, Andrew McNamara, Harriet Edquist and Isabel Wünsche.