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#5: foreplay as endgame

Just another art girl with a museum-gallery complex #5: attraction It must have been, what, three years ago now? When we were sat at that cafe across the road from cofa and I said, “I don’t want people to think […]

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doing: 21st Biennale of Sydney

    doing   Susie Anderson Susie is a writer based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place, people and culture, themes she explores through poetry and non-fiction. ‘doing: 21st Biennale of Sydney’ completes her four-part […]

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#4: the look back

Just another art girl with a museum-gallery complex   He says, “I think you need to remember that even if you ever get back together, you’ll never be in the relationship that just ended ever again. [She] will never be […]

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connecting: 21ST BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

connecting (to create frequencies) earth moves wavering uncertainty colour undulates and shifts in opposition to all we hold to be true the truest fact the stable ground will outlast us touch these parts ancient land feel the others knowing who […]

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feeling: 21st Biennale of Sydney

feeling take: the artist also possesses the power of destruction / mould at the slightest touch / the cycle / against new give: raw material aka before even knowing there was something to work with / everything too many times […]

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seeing: 21st Biennale of Sydney

seeing soft: the moment where art happens / selfie echoes through the wall / kids cut circles round the hard fact of it / emerge from behind the monolith ‘are you scared? are you afraid of art?’ hard: looking for […]

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Looped. feat, Scott Duncan

Runway Conversations Launch Let me tell you story about a critical moment for a critic. I’m at a performing arts festival in 1982, in an intimate farmhouse performance space in the village of Toga Mura in Japan to see the […]

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Message from the M.C.: Big Sparkly Dinner Party

Runway Conversations Launch Midway through 2016, Runway Conversations began publishing weekly art criticism and commentary on artistic projects presented across Australia. Our aim is to reflect and analyse current emerging and experimental artistic practices in this country through the regular […]

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#3 anonymous submission

Just another art girl with a museum-gallery complex   I’m at for free, thanks to doorlist cronyism. As my comrade and I carry the beers we didn’t pay for through and into , she says, you probably won’t like this […]

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#2: power couples

Just another art girl with a museum-gallery complex   So this is Christmas. And what have you done? No one really cares about what you’ve done but everyone cares about who’s doing who. My boss told me not to write […]

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Artist Profile: Cigdem Aydemir

Confronting at first, Cigdem Aydemir’s Bombshell (2013) is a performed artwork where the artist’s body is fully covered – in all black – wearing a Niqab that blows in all directions. The fabric moves to expose more black clothing underneath […]

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Artist Profile: Beth Dillon

When I spoke with Beth Dillon in October 2016, she had been chasing winter for years. It pervaded her videos, collaborations, textiles and characters through icy backdrops, outfits hand-made for cold climates and aspirations of reaching snowy summits. The discomfort […]

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Angela Garrick on Artlands 2016

Examining the pressing issues of contemporary art and society from a regional perspective, Artlands 2016 placed emphasis on the importance of art work and practice throughout all areas of Australia. The theme of Regeneration considered the role of art as integral in facilitating relationships, […]

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IN RESPONSE: A SPACE THAT IS DESIGNED TO END

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of Australian Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions of […]

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In response: COMMUNITY, CRITICALITY AND PLAY

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of Australian Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions of […]

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In Response: A Melbourne Perspective

As Part 2 of our ongoing blog series on the ecologies of the Artist Run Initiatives, we’re hoping to stimulate further conversation, reflection and debate. We’ve asked all the contributors from Part 1 to create a response to the contributions […]

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THE LIFECYCLE AND DEATHCYCLE OF ARIS

In 2013, I wrote an essay about a spate of Hobart gallery closures for the online publication The Conversation. Even though the moment was fleeting, I recently saw it referenced in an academic article that implied it the current and […]

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One year in an ari

ARIs centre around collectivism. They have a delicate ecology in a continual state of flux, with no definition or decision that is not agreed upon by every member. Members come and go, we try new formations, rearrange responsibilities, we test […]

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The Politics of Listening

Makan in Amman, Jordan is an independent artist run initiative encouraging experimentation in contemporary visual culture and the discussion of politics and social issues. Whilst ‘makan’ means ‘place’ in Arabic this artist run initiative is more a collaborative platform for […]

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