Words, words, words

I’ve been writing up a storm lately but had nothing published to show for it! Well as they say, it never rains but it pours. Here are a few of my recent missives that have finally hit the [digital] news stands:

Primavera 2016 at the MCA, published by Art Monthly Australasia, December 2016
D_O_T, review published in ArtAsiaPacific, December 2016
Jogja Calling, review published in ArtAsiaPacific, December 2016

And, ICYMI, here are some other highlights of my published year:

Exhibition essays:
It’s always great to collaborate with artists on their exhibition or catalogue essays. Here are a couple of recent texts:
The work of art in the age of digital reproduction, Kate Tucker exhibition essay published by Galerie pompom, October 2016
Lara Merrett: Casus Fortuitus
, exhibition essay published by Karen Woodbury Gallery, August 2016

I added a new string to my bow when I began writing for ArtAsiaPacific earlier this year. Some of my reviews included:
After Voices: Jompet Kuswidananto, review published in ArtAsiaPacific, August 2016
Invisible Forces, blog published in ArtAsiaPacific, 27 July 2016
Constant Negative: Kenzee Patterson, review published in ArtAsiaPacific, July 2016
Review: When Silence Falls at Art Gallery of NSW, in ArtAsiaPacific, pub. 6 April 2016

In print:
How exciting to be included in Melbourne University Press’ recent publication Art + Climate = Change, edited by Guy Abrahams, Bronwyn Johnson and Kelly Gellatly, with my essay Charmaine Pike and Sue Lovegrove: Landforms and Lagoons; Martin King: Forest of Dreams.

Voice of the artist:
The Copyright Agency released an excellent publication called Voice of the artist, co-ordinated by Nick Garner and edited by Tristan Chant. I loved putting together the essays The Hero Image and The Rise of the forgery: how the internet has increased instances of forgery and the misattribution of artworks – a change of pace from an exhibition-based writing focus.

Hong Kong missives:
I’ve visited Hong Kong a few times but nothing could prepare me for the behemoth art fair that is Art Basel HK. Here are the missives I filed once I’d recovered from Fair Fatigue:
Confronting the nature of representation: ‘Afterwork’ at ParaSite, review published in Art Monthly Australasia, Issue 289, May 2016, pp.68-69
Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, report published in Vault, Issue 14, May 2016, p.14
Australian galleries seduce viewers at Art Basel Hong Kong, in ArtsHub, pub. 5 April 2016