Unveiled: Biennale of Sydney 2012

Today [February 29, 2012] I attended the official unveiling of the program for the Biennale of Sydney 2012 at the Art Gallery of NSW. It left me with the feeling that this could be a Biennale that speaks softly. It won't yell or have a tantrum. It won't try to attract your attention with empty ...

Interview with Dr Michael Brand, new director of the AGNSW

The Art Gallery of NSW has announced that Dr Michael Brand will take up the reins as the gallery's director in mid 2012. Dr Brand replaces Edmund Capon, who retired as director in December 2011 after leading the gallery for an astonishing 33 years. I interviewed Dr Brand about his appointment on the mornng of the ...

Dr Michael Brand announced as new director of the AGNSW

Dr Michael Brand has been appointed the new director of the Art Gallery of NSW Read the official announcement here.

Michael Landy: first he destroyed every single one of his possessions, then he brought Acts of Kindness to Sydney

Michael Landy is the English artist who, in 2001, created an assembly line whose sole function and purpose was to help Landy destroy every single possession he had at that moment in his life. His clothes, his papers, his passbook, his books, even his car. Everything Landy owned, everything that bound him to the consumer ...

Artwriter Interviews Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

I interviewed Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the Mexican-Canadian artist, on December 1, 2011, in relation to the exhibition of his work, Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, which has just opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lozano-Hemmer is fascinated by the technology of modern surveillance. But, for him, surveillance is not sinister. It's just part of daily life. And ...