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Different perspectives drive the making of architecture. Cassandra Complex, Sampling The City, Incubator Installation, photographer Peter Bennetts

What architects do and how they do it, at Melbourne Now

There are layers of mythology around what architects actually do in conceptualising and making architecture. These misconceptions are fed by popular architectural stereotypes of 20th-century culture, such…
PERKS AND MINI, Melbourne (PAM) (fashion house) Australia est. 2000. Misha HOLLENBACH (designer) born Australia 1971 Shauna TOOHEY (designer) born Australia 1976 Black Gold 2013 spring summer 2013 (still) Collection of the artists. Max Doyle

Are Perks and Mini ripping off or riffing off African culture?

An exhibit by the Australian fashion company Perks and Mini (PAM) on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) as part of its Melbourne Now exhibition has been accused of expropriating and exploiting…
Street and graffiti artists such as Ash Keating are recognised in Melbourne Now – in and out of the galleries. NGV

Melbourne Now – the art of the contemporary city

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne recently opened what may be its most ambitious exhibition: Melbourne Now, on display until March 23 2014. It features hundreds of works selected by 30…