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January 12, 2018

Artspace launches year-long online exhibition

Image – Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

This January, as part of Sydney Festival Artspace presents a series of actions by artists to launch the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS series, a year-long online exhibition that will respond to the urgent political circumstances of our times. The exhibition will see the creation of 52 new artworks in 52 unique locations throughout Asia that will be shared globally via Instagram and online @52artists52actions and www.52artists52actions.com

Australian artist, Richard Bell launched the exhibition, from 8 – 15 January, scrutinizing the Australian government’s stance on nuclear weapons.

Image – Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

This January, as part of Sydney Festival Artspace presents a series of actions by artists to launch the 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS series, a year-long online exhibition that will respond to the urgent political circumstances of our times. The exhibition will see the creation of 52 new artworks in 52 unique locations throughout Asia that will be shared globally via Instagram and online @52artists52actions and www.52artists52actions.com

Australian artist, Richard Bell launched the exhibition, from 8 – 15 January, scrutinizing the Australian government’s stance on nuclear weapons. From 15 – 22 January, Turkish artist Hera Büyüktaşçıyan posts images of architectural elements from various geographies and timelines to narrate shared memories of invisibility and loss, and internationally renowned South Korean collective Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, known for their use of animated texts set to their own music, will deliver their action ‘Discovering God’ from 22 – 29 January 2018.

52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS is curated and instigated by Artspace in Sydney, working with an extensive network of artists, collaborators and agitators from across Asia. Every week for one year Artspace will invite a different artist to respond to a current political or social issue in the form of an action to build awareness around important concerns locally and globally.

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January 9, 2018

CARRIAGEWORKS ANNOUNCES NIGHT MARKET CURATED BY KYLIE KWONG WITH NEWLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK

Carriageworks today announced the line-up for the Night Market, showcasing locally-sourced seasonal produce and Australian ingredients prepared by some of Australia’s best chefs. Curated by acclaimed Australian chef and Carriageworks Ambassador, Kylie Kwong, the Night Market on Friday 9 February will feature more than 60 food, beverage and produce stalls promoting uniquely Australian ingredients alongside free cooking demonstrations from leading chefs and Indigenous food specialists. Visitors will be entertained by local DJs; a live performance by internationally renowned Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin performing her piece for piano, ‘Road to Harvest’, written for the Fair Trade movement; and will witness the unveiling of a newly commissioned artwork by women artists from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, created in response to the theme of the Night Market.

Carriageworks today announced the line-up for the Night Market, showcasing locally-sourced seasonal produce and Australian ingredients prepared by some of Australia’s best chefs. Curated by acclaimed Australian chef and Carriageworks Ambassador, Kylie Kwong, the Night Market on Friday 9 February will feature more than 60 food, beverage and produce stalls promoting uniquely Australian ingredients alongside free cooking demonstrations from leading chefs and Indigenous food specialists. Visitors will be entertained by local DJs; a live performance by internationally renowned Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin performing her piece for piano, ‘Road to Harvest’, written for the Fair Trade movement; and will witness the unveiling of a newly commissioned artwork by women artists from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, created in response to the theme of the Night Market.

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January 8, 2018

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston (1989/2017)

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents the seminal film Looking for Langston (1989/2017) by Isaac Julien, one of Britain’s most influential and critically acclaimed artists working today. Presented from 16 January until 3 March 2018, Julien’s award-winning film will be presented as part of a solo exhibition of his works including newly-conceived, large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works. The exhibition, titled Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston (1989/2017), features as part of the official program of Sydney’s 40th Mardi Gras Festival.

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents the seminal film Looking for Langston (1989/2017) by Isaac Julien, one of Britain’s most influential and critically acclaimed artists working today. Presented from 16 January until 3 March 2018, Julien’s award-winning film will be presented as part of a solo exhibition of his works including newly-conceived, large-scale and silver gelatin photographic works. The exhibition, titled Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston (1989/2017), features as part of the official program of Sydney’s 40th Mardi Gras Festival.

Looking for Langston (1989/2017) focuses on the life of poet Langston Hughes and his relationship to fellow Harlem Renaissance artists. The film earned Julien a cult following and its focus on a Black, Queer experience within the American cultural landscape retains its urgency and relevance. The celebrated film is a lyrical study of the history of 1930s black-and-white African American photography and 1980s Queer cultures that references work by James Van der Zee, George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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January 4, 2018

Acclaimed German artist Katharina Grosse creates monumental site specific work at Carriageworks

Image: Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped, 2017, commissioned by Carriageworks Courtesy the artist and Gagosian © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, image: Zan Wimberley

Carriageworks today unveiled a major new commission by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse of a site-specific installation representing the third in the Schwartz Carriageworks series of major international projects. The world premiere of the work titled The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped is presented free to the public at Carriageworks from 6 January as part of Sydney Festival 2018 and continues until 8 April 2018.

Image: Katharina Grosse, The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped, 2017, commissioned by Carriageworks Courtesy the artist and Gagosian © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, image: Zan Wimberley

Carriageworks today unveiled a major new commission by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse of a site-specific installation representing the third in the Schwartz Carriageworks series of major international projects. The world premiere of the work titled The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped is presented free to the public at Carriageworks from 6 January as part of Sydney Festival 2018 and continues until 8 April 2018. Grosse’s exciting new work envelopes Carriageworks, responding to the unique industrial architecture and grand scale of the heritage building.

Working directly on site at Carriageworks, Grosse enveloped the Public Space in more than 8250 square metres of suspended fabric—draped, knotted and hung across and through the architectural elements of the building—using a palette of raw colour to create a vast painting over the layers of folds. Visitors will be able to enter this total environment and experience the transformation of Carriageworks historic structure.

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