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 ...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer media preview, MCA Sydney

Ever get the feeling you're being watched? You certainly will at the MCA's new exhibition, Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. All of the one dozen works on show are tracking, measuring, surveillance and recording devices, writ large. Artwriter attended the media preview of the exhibition this week, and took the photographs included in this post. The picture at left ...

Picasso in Sydney: ArtWriter goes behind the scenes

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris, is on at the Art Gallery of NSW from this weekend. Last week, I went behind the scenes to do a video for the Daily Telegraph on just how Sydney came to be seeing 150 works by such a great master as Pablo Picasso. Click here to see it. Elizabeth ...

Picasso in Sydney as seen by ArtWriter using helmet cam!!!

I did this video with editor Ian Perry for the Daily Telegraph. It was hysterically funny to do, because it involved going around the Picasso exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW while wearing a Go Pro camera mounted on a helmet. Check it out. It will give you a rather quirky idea of what ...

Untitled (bust) (Mahogany Timbermate Woodfiller), 2011, by Tim Silver

Tim Silver stares into his own grave – and so can we

Untitled (bust) (Mahogany Timbermate Woodfiller), 2011, by Tim Silver

Tim Silver is a young Sydney artist whose current show (Everything in its right place, at Breenspace until October 8, 2011) is utterly hypnotic, dealing as it does with human decay and decomposition. For this exhibition, Silver created busts of his own head and shoulders – not out of bronze or marble, but out of ...