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BEST MODERN ART

Museum of Contemporary Art The grand art deco building that once belonged to the Maritime Services Board is the perfect home for contemporary art. Situated on the western shore of Circular Quay, it is itself a showpiece, with the facade being regularly used as a laser canvas for the Vivid Festival. In 2012, a modern […]

Bar Fly – Gin Garden

Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art has rolled out the Astroturf, popped the pink umbrellas and created a truly whimsical fairy-lit pop-up leafy oasis called the Gin Garden, that had me feeling like I'd time travelled and gatecrashed a 1950s backyard tea party.

Prints, Process and Collaboration – Chuck Close

Faces of the young and old, famous and infamous, star at the Museum of Contemporary Art this summer as the works of Chuck Close invade the gallery. Close, who has been working since the 1960s, is best known as a creator of hyper-realist portraits. His meticulous technique and use of various media combine to produce […]

motion/emotion – Annette Messager

Annette Messager's motion/emotion is an expedition through the physical to discover the spirit of humanity. The artist's early life in a French village famed as both a convalescent and tourist destination, is clearly connected to these astounding pieces which reflect the conundrum of sickness and celebration. The voyage begins with a dissection of the outer […]

Detention centre profits sour Biennale

Artists, activists, and members of the public are calling for a boycott of the Sydney Biennale after the parent company of the art festival’s major sponsor announced it would be managing welfare services for overseas detention centres. The Biennale’s main sponsor is the Transfield Foundation, a joint philanthropic venture between Transfield Holdings and Transfield Services, […]

A far cry from utopia

John Pilger, veteran journalist and documentary maker, is in Australia for the release of his new film Utopia, which explores the social and political history of indigenous Australia. In Utopia, Mr Pilger revisits the indigenous communities and issues that he delved into in 1985’s A Secret Country. Mr Pilger said the production of the documentary […]