Film Screening: Helvetica
Sep
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

Film Screening: Helvetica

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)
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A film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Encompassing the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, the film explores urban spaces in major cities and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. 

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller.

Dir. Gary Hustwit | USA | 2007 | 80 mins | Unrated 18+

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BOOK MACHINE Juried Event and Presentation
Sep
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

BOOK MACHINE Juried Event and Presentation

BOOK MACHINE connects emerging graphic designers and public participants through the creation of one-off artist books. BOOK MACHINE, Sydney is organised by onestar press and powered by Artspace, and will take place from 9–13 September, as the key public program for VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair. 

To mark the end of this five-day bookmaking initiative, join us for a juried event where a panel of art and publishing professionals will select and present their favourite publications produced through BOOK MACHINE, Sydney. 

www.bookmachine.info 
www.onestarpress.com

 

Image: Juried Event at BOOK MACHINE (Los Angeles) powered by CalArts, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, 30–31 January 2015.

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LAUNCH | JUSTENE WILLIAMS: THE CURTAIN BREATHED DEEPLY
Sep
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

LAUNCH | JUSTENE WILLIAMS: THE CURTAIN BREATHED DEEPLY

It is with great pleasure that Artspace and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) present this significant monograph on the work of Australian artist Justene Williams. Over a year in production, Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply presents an in-depth investigation and visually arresting overview of her recent major commission presented at Artspace, Sydney in 2014 and MUMA, Melbourne in early 2015. The exhibition and this publication have been generously supported by Catalyst: Katherine Hannay Visual Arts Commission which enabled Artspace to support Williams in the production of this new work at a pivotal moment in her career.

Join Justene Williams and Artspace as we celebrate the launch of this expansive, full colour volume at xxpm, Sunday 13 September at VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair.

Location: L1.1

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Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy
Sep
13
3:00pm 3:00pm

Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)
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The extraordinary story of an extraordinary couple, Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Beginning in the early 1960s, they collected artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries. Most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. They remained diminutive and unassuming, the two became a fixture on the New York art scene. 

Dir. Megumi Sasaki | USA | 2008 | 91 mins | G

www.pbs.org/independentlens/herb-and-dorothy/film.html
www.herbanddorothy.com

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Make your own photobook with Garry Trinh
Sep
13
2:30pm 2:30pm

Make your own photobook with Garry Trinh

Join Garry Trinh, Photographer Extraordinaire, for a hands-on workshop to make your own Instagram photobook. Using online templates, you'll learn how to design, sequence and edit your photos to create a tangible keepsake. Your book will be printed for free and mailed to you after VOLUME 2015.

This workshop is free but participants need to bring their own laptops and have an Instagram account. Please email volume@artspace.org.au with 'Garry Trinh' in the subject line to register. 

Trinh holds a BA in Visual Communications / Photography and Digital Imaging from the University of Western Sydney. He was the winner of the Sydney Life photography prize in 2007 and won the Auburn Mayoral Photographic Prize in 2009 and 2010. His photo book Just Heaps Surprised to be Alive was nominated for Photography Book of the Year at the 4th International Photo book Festival in Kassel, Germany. His work is collected by the Art Gallery of NSW. He has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Blacktown Arts Centre, Stills Gallery, Gallery 4A and many others. 

Trinh uses photography to capture unexpected and spontaneous moments in daily life and to express his personal ideas. His photographs are about a way of looking at the world, to reveal magic in the mundane. He hopes his photographs are read not just seen. 

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Old World vs New World: Forms & Functions of Online Publishing
Sep
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Old World vs New World: Forms & Functions of Online Publishing

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06 (map)
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A discussion about on vs. offline publishing, with speculations on future forms and the role of the hard copy by a panel of innovative Australian publishers, writers and artists. 

Kelly Fliedner and Rowan McNaught, West Space Journal
Benjamin Forster, Artist
Nick Garner, Das Superpaper, Oberon
David Greenhalgh, Archive_
Facilitated by Chloé Wolifson, Runway

Image: Benjamin Forster, Short Message Service, 2013, SMS detail

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Graphic Content: Performative Zine Readings
Sep
13
1:30pm 1:30pm

Graphic Content: Performative Zine Readings

Leigh Rigozzi is a Sydney-based artist and zine maker. He has exhibited in various locations around Australia, self-published dozens of zines, and edited two editions of Australian comics anthology Blood & Thunder.

Keg de Souza is an artist and bookbinder who has been self-publishing zines and artist’s books under the name All Thumbs Press for over fifteen years.

Greg Sindel's practice revolves around writing and illustrating stories about superheroes, villains, monsters and robots. He has been drawing from an early age and is constantly creating and developing work, working from home as well as Studio Artes Northside. 

Lachlann Conn is an artist and illustrator. He is represented by The Jacky Winter Group for commercial illustration and makes a modest living mostly doing cartoony drawings for TV commercials, water bottles, shopping bags, collector plates and inflight magazines. He also has a fine art practice, which spans prints, comics and objects as well as multifaceted installations in collaboration with Michael Prior as Chronox.

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Dada had only one rule – Never follow any known rules: Akky van Ogtrop, Monica Oppen and Ron McBurnie
Sep
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Dada had only one rule – Never follow any known rules: Akky van Ogtrop, Monica Oppen and Ron McBurnie

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some are to be chewed and digested.
                                              'Bacon’s Essays', Francis Bacon and Richard Whately, 1857

Akky van Ogtrop is an art historian and independent curator and her most recent project is Paper Contemporary, an exhibition component of Sydney Contemporary. Van Ogtrop graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, majoring in printmaking and has an MA in Fine Arts from Sydney University. As a director and  project manager of major arts events, she worked for the Biennale of Sydney, ARTiculate  Campaign, the World out West, and is the founder and Executive Director of the Sydney Art  on Paper Fair. She is an avid collector of arists books, zines and works of art on paper.

Monica Oppen is a book artist, printmaker and writer. She runs ANT Press, and has trained and worked as a hand binder with 20 years of binding experience. She has bound her own work and that of other artists. Her books are in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Oppen is also a prominent collector of artists books and her library, the Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, is accessible to the public by appointment.

Ron McBurnie works primarily in the areas of printmaking, painting and artist books. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past 30 years and his work is represented in most Australian state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia. Based in Townsville, much of his work relates strongly to the tropical North Queensland environment but the artist also draws inspiration from traditions of British and European printmaking and painting. McBurnie is a lecturer at James Cook University in the School of Creative Art.

Image: Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg, Kleine Dada Soirée, 1922, lithograph, 30.2 x 30.2 cm. Courtesy Akky von Ogtrop

 

 

 

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Poetry, Culture, Economy: Astrid Lorange, Elena Gomez, Amy Ireland and Eddie Hopely
Sep
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Poetry, Culture, Economy: Astrid Lorange, Elena Gomez, Amy Ireland and Eddie Hopely

This session will consider 'poetry' in a broad sense: as a practice, in relation to contemporary art and alongside contemporary publishing possibilities. The speakers variously intersect in poetry and critical communities; these intersections will be examined in the context of new and emerging creative economies. 

Dr Astrid Lorange is a writer, researcher, and lecturer. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and Alfred North Whitehead. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014. Her current projects include a book on the history and future of radical pedagogy in the post-studio art school context (co-authored with Dr Tim Gregory) and a project to do with writing as (and alongside) contemporary art practice. Her writing practice includes text-based works in gallery shows and evental/durational performances and lectures. She co-edits the Sydney-based chapbook press SUS and currently lectures at UNSW Art & Design.
www.astridlorange.tumblr.com/poetry

Elena Gomez co-hosts the occasional apartment poetry series, CELL, and co-edits SUS press. She is the author of two chapbooks, CHILL FLAKES (SUS press) and PER, a collaborative work with Eddie Hopely (Make Now Books). Her work can also be found online, at The Claudius App and Cordite. 

Amy Ireland is an experimental poet attuned to the darker labyrinths of theoretical and poetic production. She is writing a PhD on xenopoetics at the University of New South Wales, where she also teaches and lectures on Creative Writing; is co-convenor of the philosophy and aesthetics research group ‘Aesthetics After Finitude’; and is currently engaged in various poetry projects involving linguistic transcoding, 3D-printing, encryption, stealth technology, and projectiles. Ireland has also been known to collaborate with the infernal sound duo LORD AUCH! and she is a member of the technomaterialist transfeminist writing collective ‘Laboria Cuboniks’.
www.unsw.academia.edu/AmyIreland

Eddie Hopely is a poet, teacher, and small press publisher from the United States currently living in Sydney. He organised Blanket, a Philadelphia poetics/talk series, and is the author of chapbooks such as Cannot contract, Rude door and New international collaboration in pen and ink. He co-edits SUS press. 

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Text as resistance: Jon Campbell, Dr Christine Dean, Chayni Henry, Ian Milliss
Sep
13
12:00pm12:00pm

Text as resistance: Jon Campbell, Dr Christine Dean, Chayni Henry, Ian Milliss

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06 (map)
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Four artists with disparate practices discuss the use of text and print as potential forms of resistance with political and social agency.

With his use of words and phrases as imagery, Jon Campbell captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed, that are local and national and that can be spoken, sung, and painted. Campbell’s finely tuned paintings, banners, neons, flags and songs demonstrate his love of Australian vernacular. Popular music and its attendant culture, printing, design and advertising, also feature heavily in his practice. Campbell has held solo exhibitions at Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Uplands Gallery, Melbourne; Rm 103, Auckland; and Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne; and his work has been included in group exhibitions at ACC Galerie, Weimar, and Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany; TarraWarra Museum of Art; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; ARTissima, Turin; MCA, Sydney; and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. Campbell has been a lecturer in painting at the VCA since 1999. He is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
www.darrenknightgallery.com/artists/campbell/

Over the past three decades Dr Christine Dean's practice has embraced working as a visual artist, academic, writer and curator. Although Dean's work is predominantly painting it has also embraced installation and sculpture. Much of her work over the past twenty years has included text, taking the form of quotations relating to issues of gender, sexuality, local history and social commentary. Her work has been included in the exhibitions: Spirit + Place, MCA, Sydney, 1996; Juice, AGNSW, 1997; Monochromes, University of Queensland Art Gallery, 2000; Points of Departure, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, 2007; and Avoiding Myth and Message, MCA, Sydney, 2009. In 2000, Dean was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship and in 2001 the Australia Council Los Angeles Studio. Recently she held a solo show at Alaska Projects curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham.

Currently residing in Darwin, Chayni Henry is a largely self-taught artist whose work embraces narrative as form, depicting life events, historical anecdotes and occurrences through compositions that use large blocks of narrative text in company with a painting. Henry has exhibited widely across Australia, was selected for Primavera 2006 at the MCA, Sydney, and was an inaugural winner of the Togart Art Prize in 2007. Her work has been shown at Sherman Galleries, Fremantle Art Centre, Australian Gallery of Art and Design, Parliament House NT and many private galleries and ARIs in Australia and overseas. Henry also runs Red Hand Prints with artist Franck Gohier, which has a long history of working with Indigenous communities and producing politically and socially motivated posters. 
www.chaynihenry.blogspot.com.au 
www.redhandprints.com

Ian Milliss began exhibiting in 1968 as the youngest member of Central Street Gallery. By 1971 his early conceptualism developed into a practice based on cultural activism working with community and political groups rather than the art market. The cultural issues he has worked with include green bans, prisons, unionism, artists rights, sustainable farming, community media and arts programs, heritage and conservation and climate change. In the last two years he has exhibited in a solo survey exhibition at Artspace; a joint exhibition with Lucas Ihlein at the Art Gallery of NSW about PA Yeomans sustainable farming innovations; a joint exhibition with Vernon Treweeke at Macquarie University Gallery; and in group shows ranging from Cementa 2013,  Monash University’s Art As A Verb to the Redfern Biennale 2014. He has written for Art Monthly Australia, Artlink, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, RealTime Arts, Runway, Visual/Bind.
www.milliss.com

Image: Jon Campbell, Fuck yeah, 2014, enamel paint, cotton duck, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy the artists and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

 

 

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un magazine with sarah rodigari
Sep
13
11:30am11:30am

un magazine with sarah rodigari

un Magazine sub-editors Aodhan Madden and Beth Caird will be in conversation with artist and writer Sarah Rodigari about her recent practice, the label of 'queer' within artistic practice, and her soon to be published interview with
Ariel Goldberg, Fashioning Radical Politics.

Image: Sarah Rodigari, Reach Out Touch Faith, performance with Emma Hall, commissioned and presented by Arts House for Going Nowhere, Melbourne, 2014.

 

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Film Screening: Finding Vivian Maier
Sep
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Film Screening: Finding Vivian Maier

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06) (map)
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The brilliant eye of underground photographer Vivian Maier came to light in 2007 when John Maloof discovered her work at an auction house in Chicago. Maier was a French-American woman who worked as a nanny most of her life, but secretly took over 100,000 photographs, hiding her creative life from those around her. Discovered decades later, Maier is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest street photographers. In this critically acclaimed documentary Maier’s mysterious ‘other’ life is revealed.

Dir. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel | USA | 2014 | 84 mins | PG

www.findingvivianmaier.com
www.vivianmaier.com

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Film Screening: HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDL
Sep
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Film Screening: HOW TO MAKE A BOOK WITH STEIDL

Visionary German art-book publisher Gerhard Steidl is a maverick in the age of digital media. For over 40 years he has combined the roles of printer and publisher and perfectionist that has seen him personally check each sheet leaving his printing shop in Göttingen.

This extraordinary study of craftsmanship follows Steidl as he travels the world to meet and collaborate with such renowned figures as Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha and Gunter Grass to produce beautiful books.

Dir. Gereon Wetzel and Joerg Adolph | Germany| 2010 | 88 mins | Unrated 18+

www.howtomakeabookwithsteidl.de

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LAUNCH: The Bureau of Writing
Sep
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

LAUNCH: The Bureau of Writing

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)
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A collaborative writing program for artists presented by Artspace and the Biennale of Sydney

Launched by Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director, 20th Biennale of Sydney;
and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director, Artspace;
with readings by the six project participants

Increasingly, visual arts practitioners are working collaboratively and on the fringes of other disciplines; equally, contemporary writing practices merge genres, and engage with virtual and physical spaces. This project aims to encourage these conversations and explore the ways that different disciplines fold into contemporary writing.

Australian and international artists, curators, writers, academics and participants in the 20th Biennale of Sydney will come to Sydney for a series of talks, public programs and workshops that will explore such questions as: How might writing constitute performance? How is meaning produced through language? How has our understanding of text been changed through experimental, performative, feminist, queer and ficto-critical writing practices? What online spaces and methods are being used for writing today?

Six participants were selected in August 2015 from a pool of over 70 applicants to take part in the program, which comprises a focused series of workshops taking place between September 2015 and March 2016 in Sydney. Over this period, new work is to be developed in sprints and over longer durations, in a mix of collaborative and individual processes, and in dialogue with the workshop facilitators. The project aims to provide support of new work and a range of presentation platforms. The outcomes are not prescribed but the intention is for new work to be presented and published in May and June 2016, as part of the official program of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS:

Andrew Brooks (Sydney)
Beth Caird and Aodhan Madden (Melbourne)
Kelly Fliedner (Melbourne)
Benjamin Forster (Sydney)
Astrid Lorange (Sydney)
Sarah Rodigari (Sydney)

BIOGRAPHIES:

Andrew Brooks is a Sydney-based artist, writer, curator and organiser. His work explores the politics of systems and contemporary aesthetics in the extended age of crisis, and takes the form of texts, installations, performances, lectures and sound recordings. He is a co-director of Firstdraft Gallery, a former curator of the NOW now Festival of Exploratory Art and a PhD candidate at UNSW Art and Design. He has performed and/or exhibited in Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Beth Caird and Aodhan Madden are both artists and writers. Collaboratively they have worked as sub-editors for Issue 9 of un Magazine, produced the art/writing/labour performance Burn Rate at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and have exhibited in art spaces across Australia and New Zealand.

Kelly Fliedner is a writer, curator, and co-founder and co-editor of the West Space Journal (with Rowan McNaught), an online platform for criticism and commissions. She was Program Curator of West Space from 2009 until 2013 and has been involved with the organisation in a variety of ways since 2006. She has also worked with organisations such as Monash University Museum of Art, MPavilion, Next Wave, un Magazine, and Melbourne Fringe, and was part of the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Writers Program.

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Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor and teacher from Sydney. She lectures at UNSW Art & Design, where she researches writing and its relationship to contemporary art. She runs the talk series Conspiracy at Minerva Gallery in Potts Point. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in 2014. Poetry books include Eating and Speaking, Minor Dogs, one that made it alike and Pathetic Tower. Other work has been published in Das Superpaper, Artlink, un Magazine, Seizure, Jacket and Cordite, and exhibited at 107 Projects, 55 Sydenham Rd and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Lorange regularly speaks, performs, organises and arranges at galleries and festivals around Australia. In early 2016 she is co-curating (with Vaughan O’Connor) Hell Broth, a group show at Firstdraft featuring works from emerging artists, designers and writers.

Sarah Rodigari addresses economies of exchange pertaining to socio-political engagement, shared authorship and new institutionalism. The form of her work is responsive and context specific. Her workingmethod is interdisciplinary and recent projects take the form of performance, installations, text, video, curating and collaboration. Rodigari has presented work nationally and internationally, and is a PhD candidate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong. She is a founding member of the collective Field Theory; who make and support art projects that cross disciplines, shift contexts and seek new strategies for intervening in the public sphere. She has written for and edited publications on performance, and is co-curator of the Sydney performance program Restaging, Restaging Histories.

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Dr Peter Hill - True Lies and Superfictions: The Museum of Doubt
Sep
12
3:30pm 3:30pm

Dr Peter Hill - True Lies and Superfictions: The Museum of Doubt

Dr Peter Hill is a Glasgow-born Australian artist, writer and independent curator. For over 25 years he has been creating what he calls Superfictions. These hybrid artworks exist in the gap between installation art and literary fiction. In this presentation he will give a brief overview of the history of Superfictions and finish with examples from two recent solo exhibitions: The Museum of Doubt and Paintforum International.

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Designing for Photobooks
Sep
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Designing for Photobooks

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06) (map)
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Practical advice from professionals currently involved in photobook and art book design, covering various stages of the process, including:

  • Book format, materials, packaging as part of the design
  • Dummy books and artist proofs
  • Photographer vs editor vs designer dynamics and objectives
  • Critically and commercially successful photobook designs

Chris StewartAssociate Professor, Photography, University of Technology Sydney
Heidi Romano, Director and Founder of Photobook Melbourne
Tom EvangeledisBlack Eye Gallery for Contemporary Photography
Esther Teichmann, Photographer
Chloe Ferres, Photographer, designer

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Queer and Now
Sep
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Queer and Now

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room (2.06) (map)
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A collective of artists, writers, designers and publishers championing sexual and gender diversity will share their experiences in the world of queer writing and publishing. 

Ricardo Felipe, is an independent designer and publisher with 20 years of design and cultural industry experience. As a designer, his recent clients include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Institute of Modern Art, Artspace, and the Powerhouse Museum. He runs Emblem Books, producing quality titles on contemporary art, design and culture, and Omo Books is a new imprint dedicated to the work of queer thinkers, writers and image-makers.

Lucy Watson is Archer Magazine's online editor. She also regularly contributes articles on queer issues to The Brag and New Matilda, and is completing her PhD on the various ways queer people interact with mainstream celebrity media. 

Editor of Dirty Queer MagazineXavier Moustache is a Sydney-based artist, trans activist, educator and all round creative type. With a long history of community contribution, he has supported and advocated for GLBTIQ communities for over 12 years. Dirty Queer provides an Australian perspective on local and international queer community, arts and culture. Independently published in Sydney since 2010, the magazine includes in-depth features and photo essays, presenting established and emerging talent with diverse genders, sexes, ages, ethnicities, and body types.

Adam Seymour (aka Rural Ranga
Sex, humour and satire are what artist Rural Ranga loves. Growing up in country Victoria, he hustled his way to NYC to work at MoMA and exhibit at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1. His books Wank Bank and HOMOlita are two playful documentations of human behaviour. 

In 2013 Casey Legler received much attention for inserting herself into the system of fashion marketing by being the first woman to be represented and employed with Ford exclusively as a male model. Legler has since worked with some of the world’s most influential fashion photographers and her figurative work has appeared in The Guardian, Time, Vogue and Dazed & Confused. In her first solo exhibition at OSMOS in New York in 2014, Legler unveiled different narrative works that involved in some way the artist as impersonator and viewer, and the clichéd signatures of social identity that get embroiled in a personification. Legler has recently finished her memoir recounting her girlhood and years as an Olympic athlete – Godspeed, published Simon & Schuster (Atria) is due out in 2016.

 

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Adrian Heathfield: Flesh–Event–Writing
Sep
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Adrian Heathfield: Flesh–Event–Writing

Artspace and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to host the seminar Flesh–Event–Writing, a communal conversation led by writer and curator Adrian Heathfield, who works across the scenes of live art, performance and dance. This seminar will explore approaches to writing practice that reconfigure the relation between embodiment and textuality – in particular thinking through the impacts of écriture féminine, performative writing, affect theory and ficto-criticism. What are the relations between these writings and a poetics of the event?

Flesh–Event–Writing is part of The Bureau of Writing, a collaborative writing program designed for artists and presented alongside the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Please note this 2.5 hour seminar is open for a limited number of participants and requires preparatory reading. There is no cost for taking part but registration is essential. Please email programs@biennaleofsydney.com.au (with the subject line ‘Flesh–Event–Writing’) by 5 September to register your interest in taking part.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. It has been made possible through the generous support of the Keir Foundation. 

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Why Publish?
Sep
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Why Publish?

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 206 (map)
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Whether anchored to notions of criticality, creativity, dissemination or resistance, the act of publishing broaches an endless span of implications, justifications and ideological positions. In the panel discussion Why Publish? we ask publishers of different generations, genres and attitudes just why they do what they do. 

Shannon Michael Cane, Printed Matter
Cane is a writer, curator, collector and publisher originally from Melbourne. After publishing and editing the seminal queer art journal THEY SHOOT HOMO’S DON’T THEY? for five years, he moved to New York in 2008 to work at the world’s largest non-profit specialising in artists books, Printed Matter, Inc. Currently working as the Curator of Fairs and Editions he is responsible for staging the NY and LA Art Book Fairs. 

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive is a not-for-profit physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks established to promote the production, dissemination and discussion of photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region.

Helen Frajman, M33
M.33 specialises in contemporary photography. We work collaboratively with artists and designers to produce books which aim for a balance between thoughtful content and excellent design. M.33 has published some of Australia’s most interesting photographic artists including Jane Burton, Darren Sylvester, Jesse Marlow, Janina Green, Drew Pettifer and Peter Milne.

Brad Haylock, Surpllus
Surpllus is an independent publisher of printed matter pertaining to critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture, writing and curation. Projects include (but are not limited to) artists’ books and zines, exhibition catalogues, and critical writing and theory. Surpllus is conceived as a platform for dialogue and exchange, and as a channel for the initiation or dissemination of unconventional print projects. Surpllus is also intended as an inquiry into contemporary publishing strategies — projects therefore differ in respect of form, print run and mode of distribution.

Jack Harries and Geordie CargillThe Heavy Collective  and Press Books
The Heavy Collective is a Sydney-based online/offline publication championing contemporary photography from around the globe. In partnership with Chris Loutfy from Goodspace Gallery, The Heavy Collective last year opened Press Books, Sydney’s first independent book store for photography and independent artist publications. 

Image: Jeremy Deller, I’d rather be Reading, 2013, screenprint on plexi, signed edition of 100, 2014 LAABF Fundraising Edition, Printed Matter Inc., New York, 2013.

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Celeste Juliet Aldahn and Del Lumanta: Techno-Pagan Battleground
Sep
12
12:30pm12:30pm

Celeste Juliet Aldahn and Del Lumanta: Techno-Pagan Battleground

Artist Celeste Juliet Aldahn will present a reading of text-work in development for Techno-Pagan Battleground. Set against sound work by Sydney-based artist Del LumantaTechno-Pagan Battleground explores the continuum between projected and 'real life' bodies and examines concepts of power and sexuality. 

Aldahn is an artist, musician and performer in-residence at Artspace from South Australia. She graduated from UniSA in 2011 and has since exhibited nationwide, most recently, Sploshing! at 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney and Maiden, Mother, Crone at Blindside Gallery, Melbourne. Working across sculpture, installation, performance and music, her current research concerns representations of power, the erotic and the female body in contemporary popular, counter and girl culture, and intersections with new age spirituality.
www.celestejuliet.com

Del Lumanta is an artist and musician from Sydney, currently undertaking her MFA at Sydney College of the Arts. She has exhibited and performed in Sydney and Melbourne, curated the mini-festival Symptoms of Failure at Firstdraft, Double Vision at the Museum of Contemporary Art and produces for FBi Radio’s art and ideas program Canvas. She is currently curating the second series of Double Vision, a showcase of Australian experimental and DIY music at Verge Gallery, Sydney.
www.dellumanta.wordpress.com

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Cedar Lewisohn: Between fact and fiction
Sep
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Cedar Lewisohn: Between fact and fiction

  • Artspace, Level 2, Studio 2.01 (map)
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Cedar Lewisohn is an artist, writer and curator based in London. He has developed many museum projects for institutions such as Tate Britain, Tate Modern and The British Council. He is widely published and is the author of two books (Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution published by Tate, and Abstract Graffiti, published by Merrel). His studio practice takes various forms, primarily largescale wood carving and drawing. He is also interested in various forms of publishing, artist books and alternative platforms for the display and dissemination of art. This is often where his studio practice over-laps with curatorial projects.

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Sonya Jeffery and Zoë Sadokierski
Sep
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Sonya Jeffery and Zoë Sadokierski

  • Artspace, Level 2, Seminar Room 2.06 (map)
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Sonya Jeffery from Books at Manic will meander through the history of art book and magazine distribution in Australia from the early 1980s, looking at parallels between then and now in relation to small press art publishing. 

Zoë Sadokierski has been experimenting with print-on-demand publishing for several years. In this talk she will discuss accidentally falling in love with Ed Ruscha while researching artists books in the MoMA Library in NYC, which led to her creating a Ruscha tribute book in one week, using the 'Espresso Book Machine' at McNally Jackson bookstore.

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MAKE YOUR INSTA PHOTOBOOK with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive
Sep
12
to Sep 13

MAKE YOUR INSTA PHOTOBOOK with the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

  • Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, Level 1 (map)
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At VOLUME 2015, the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA) will be showing a large selection of books from its collection, some never seen before in Australia.

The APPA team will also be running FREE photobook-making workshops 'with a difference'...  See what narrative you can give the everyday by simply going through your instagram account and using the hashtag #volumeIGbook to alert us to which images you want to be printed for you. We search for the #, download and print out your images so you can sort, sequence, bind and share your photobook. The APPA team will have printing and binding facilities on hand to help you make your book. All materials included, workshop is open to all ages over the entire weekend (from 11 am on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September).   

We will display a collection of the photobooks for the duration of VOLUME 2015, after which they can then be collected or submitted to the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.

The Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (APPA), is a not-for-profit physical archive of self-published and independent photobooks established to promote the production, dissemination and discussion of photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region. 

The APPA provides a ‘real’ way to see photobooks with a permanent space in Melbourne open to the public, and a program of events at photography festivals, and institutions all over the world. Since 2013 the Archive has held events in Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Dublin, New York, Washington DC, & San Francisco.


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VOLUME 2015 Afterparty at Firstdraft
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

VOLUME 2015 Afterparty at Firstdraft

Firstdraft presents Specifically Speaking curated by David Capra

Following from the festivities of VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair, join Australia's longest running artist-run initiative Firstdraft for a unique party celebrating an artist's way with words. The night will present performances, dazzling powerpoint presentations, a lip sync battle and roaming karaoke. Drinks and food available.

Featuring:
Adonis
Mitchel Cumming
Daniel Green
Kate MacDonald
Daniel McKewen
Giselle Stanborough
The Rangoons
Pia Van Gelder & James Nichols' Croon-A-Cart

7–11pm, $5 entry
13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

For timings and more information visit www.firstdraft.org.au

Image: Daniel McKewen, Something 2.0, 2011, still from single-channel HD video, infinite loop. Courtesy
the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

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Film Screening: Beautiful Losers
Sep
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Film Screening: Beautiful Losers

A portrait of the former nerds, freaks and outsiders who coalesced around New York’s Alleged Gallery in the ’90s, and became accidental art-stars. Rooted in the DIY worlds of skate, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led, and in doing so created one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.

Featuring Shepard Fairey, Stephen ‘ESPO’ Powers, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and music by Money Mark, Beautiful Losers looks at a potent creative time in New York, when the outsiders became ‘in’, and celebrates the creative ethos that continues to inspire them. 

Dir. Aaron Rose | USA | 2008 | 90 min | R+

Presented  by Speakeasy Cinema


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STATE YOUR PURPOSE: A Collaborative Banner Making Workshop Facilitated by NAVA
Sep
11
to Sep 13

STATE YOUR PURPOSE: A Collaborative Banner Making Workshop Facilitated by NAVA

  • NAVA office, The Gunnery, Level 1 (map)
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The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) invites attendees to create slogans and banners that express their sentiments on the current state of arts policy and funding. These banners will be photographed and published in a book that will be broadly distributed for arts advocacy purposes.

www.visualarts.net.au

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