Margaret Lawrence Gallery
LAMP TABLE CHAIR BIG PAINTING
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 29 April 6pm - 8pm Exhibition Dates: 30 April to 29 May 2010
Artists: Doug Heslop, Christopher LG Hill,
Lou Hubbard, Veronica Kent, Lizzy Newman,
Lamp Table Chair Big Painting sees six diverse artists responding to the iconic 1994 work of Martin Kippenberger, The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s “Amerika”, and was initially conceived to explore some of the tropes of collective activity including anonymity and group consciousness. Kippenberger was nominated as a point of departure because of his refusal to be identified by a particular style and because his penchant for mixing media, styles and processes has influenced subsequent generations of artists – largely because he believed no style or artist's work was off limits for appropriation.
- Think of a painting on a wall (as a traditional format)
- Now remove the painting
- Make a support for the space it once occupied
# Supports could be
- An apparatus to hold what was once present…
- A shift to illuminate the space it once occupied…
- The pictorial investment of transitional objects…
- Stations where the painting returns momentarily…
- The show is not interested in the residual or the memory of painting.
- The new support should take the place of painting with its fleshy-chromatic-plastic-structural-goodness-intact.
- The mechanisms involved in what it means to physically present a painting.
- Not so much a painting, then, presenting itself, as the representation, the enacting of painting.
- THE SHOW AIMS TO TEST THE CAPACITY OF CERTAIN THINGS TO REPRESENT PAINTING, OR MORE ACCURATELY, THE CAPACITY OF SUCH REPRESENTATION TO BE CONVEYED BY THIS OBJECT OR THAT DEVICE.
- WHATS ENOUGH OR TOO MUCH FOR IT TO APPEAR, WHEN HUNG ON THE WALL, AS A CREDIBLE SUPPORT FOR A PAINTING?
RAMONA LOLA ANGELICO
CHRISTOPHER L G HILL
OPENS 7TH-29TH MAY 7PM
Zumba & Goliath
Sam Hancocks & Gavan Blau
Christopher LG Hill
Structural Integrity (2010 Next Wave Festival) Arts House
5 Blackwood Street
Structural Integrity is a large-scale exhibition and cultural exchange initiative, and a keynote project in the 2010 Next Wave Festival.
Structural Integrity will bring together six Australian and five Asian artist-run initiatives to explore independent and emerging arts culture across the region.
As the first ever showcase of emerging arts practice from Asia in the Next Wave Festival, Structural Integrity will highlight the shared, as well as distinctive characteristics of grassroots artistic culture across the region. The exhibition will provide a snapshot view of emerging arts practice in today’s rapidly changing artistic and geo-cultural context.
Also at Arts House during Next Wave is ‘PrivateDances’ – an immersive and celebratory event exploring intimate encounters with dance.
Meanwhile, Mogo Zoo, the creative team behind ‘The Tent’, will continue their investigation of space and theatre with ‘Hole in the Wall’. See Next Wave for further information.
Arts House is proud to continue its partnership with Next Wave in supporting the next generation of Australia’s artists and audiences.
For Structural Integrity Next Wave is proud to present new work, developed on-site, by:
- Art Center Ongoing (Tokyo);
- Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (Brisbane);
- FELTSpace (Adelaide);
- House of Natural Fiber (Jogyakarta);
- Locksmith Project Space (Sydney);
- Post Museum (Singapore);
- Six_a Artist Run Initiative (Hobart);
- TUTOK (Manila);
- Vitamin Creative Space (Guangzhou);
- West Space (Melbourne); and
- Y3K (Melbourne).
NO SOUL FOR SALE
To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. The festival will bring together over 70 of the world’s most exciting independent art spaces, non-profit organizations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the iconic Turbine Hall with an eclectic mix of cutting-edge arts events, performances, music and film on 14-16 May 2010.
FEATURING y3k (and also Hell gallery) from melbourne
also a MOFFARFARRAH performance and talk on Y3K 1pm on Saturday 15th