The Crit Show includes work by Suzanne Bartos, Linden Braye, Sue Callanan, Juliet Fowler Smith, Francesca Mataraga and Margaret Roberts, Preview Friday 17 May, 6-8pm Closing Sunday 19 May 2-4pm open Friday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. The Crit Show is for first drafts of projects being developed for exhibitions planned elsewhere. It is an opportunity to expose their developmental process, giving an audience the opportunity to contribute to their further resolution as well as to see works that are not likely to be shown here in their later form. It is also an opportunity for the artists to see how portable these projects actually are.
The Situated Linebegan as a drift across materiality and drawing.
Reflecting on the intersections across our practices alongside the material
sensibility, what emerged was the underlying idea of the trace - framed by time
and place, proximity and distance. Across the exhibition is a concentration of
looping and repetition, a back and forth that locates the work within the
conundrum of an elusive present. The line is Brogan Bunt’s walking and
blogging, Ruth Hadlow’s woven wall texts, Boni Cairncross’ concentrated performance
to record the moment, Jo Law’s spinning skater and the threaded structures
above your head. The line becomes a fluid device to express particular relationships
to the liminality of time and place.
That line is fundamental to drawing is a given. However, these five artists bring line into their works via performance and live recording, via writing as image, and as animation, by reconstituted absence, and by walking and mapping. Their drawings play with the fluidity of time and place, with language and dislocation, with a sense of the beyond, with drawing outside its usual boundaries.
The LOST Trail this weekend is Leichhardt Council's answer to Marrickville Council's MOST trail last weekend. Download the LOST map here - Articulate project space and studios are #6. See it on Google maps here. Open 11am - 6pm Sat - Sun 23 + 24 March. DRIFT finissage is on Sunday, 24 March from 3pm
You are invited to DRIFTartists' & curators' talks onSunday 17 March at 2pm - with Judith Duquemin, Marlene Sarroff and Anke Stäcker.
Per Formo Untitled 2012 (detail)
From An invitation to drift…
Curator's essay by Judith Duquemin
purpose of this exhibition is to highlight aspects of flânerie that relate to
acts of creativity in contemporary visual art because the artist as flâneur/ flâneuse
is an intriguing and complex individual in a global society. Aspects of their
identity are revealed in this exhibition of photo-media, painting, print-media,
digital art, multi-channel video, and sculpture and installation, by six
established artists from Norway, UK, USA, and Australia.
Flânerie from the
C16th simply referred to acts of strolling or idling. With an interest in
modern city life, the French Romantic poet, Charles Baudelaire (1821) portrayed
the flâneur as a gentleman stroller of the streets, open-minded and
unprejudiced, wandering without aim, a reflective observer of circumstance, a
lover of the crowd. ...
subject of flânerie has inspired many writers, artists and philosophers since
the last century. For example, the spectator was a central figure of modernity
strolling around the iron and glass covered arcades of 19th century
Paris (Walter Benjamin); the man who strategically shelters himself within the
crowd (Edgar Alan Poe); the surrealist devising random chance situations that
reveal the real nature of the city; the flâneuse with her own private
experience of modernity (Janet Wolff); the traveller directed and informed by
aesthetic encounters arising from the urban terrain, a process known as dériving
or drifting (Guy Debord)i. Within the arts the writer and philosopher
Susan Sontag saw parallels between the flâneur and the photographer. ...
Exhibition: DRIFT: Flânerie in Contemporary Art. Curated by: Judith Duquemin and Anke Stäcker
Milein Cosman (UK), Judith Duquemin (Aus), Per Formo (Nor), Marlene Sarroff (Aus), Anke Stäcker (Ger), Vagner M. Whitehead (USA)
28 Feb – 23 Mar 2013
We sat on the sandy concrete steps at Dee Why Beach in the inescapable January heat and discussed our devotion to travel and art. One a painter, one a photographer, flânerie, we agreed was a subject that linked our practices…As it turned out, the exhibition Drift was organized on different continents in the cities of London, Sydney, Hamburg, and Paris over twelve months, culminating in March, 2013, both of us communicating through Email, Skype and Drop Box, until everything came together one year later at Articulate project space, Leichhardt, Sydney. Judith & Anke ...cont
above background: Per FormoUntitled2012
above/below: Milein Cosman Rhein Wanderer 1955
above foreground: Judith Duquemin
Painting for Reconstruction: Spectral Trapezoidal Icositetrahedron 2013
below & foreground above: Marlene Sarroff Random Accumulation 1 2013