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Julie Rrap, Disclosures: A Photographic Construct (detail), 1982, installation view. Julie Rrap: Past Continuous, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2024, black and white archival prints, colour cibachrome prints, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1994. Image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia © the artist. Photograph: Zan Wimberley.

‘Not just as we are, but as we have been and as we will be’: the time-warping brilliance of Australian artist Julie Rrap

In a culture that seeks to make older women invisible, Julie Rrap’s latest exhibit, Past Continuous, is a gloriously defiant statement of self.
Installation view, Mangala Bai Maravi. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Courtesy the Baiga Tribe. Artist Assistant: Amit Arjel-Sharma. Installation view, Citra Sasmita. Commissioned by UOB for Children Art Space MACAN Museum Jakarta, Indonesia 2020. Courtesy the artist and Yeo Workshop, Singapore. Photo by David James.

Sydney Biennale invites us to celebrate our collective resistance in dark times

The 24th edition of the Biennale of Sydney, titled Ten Thousand Suns, is an explosion of joy and creative energy across seven venues.
Fiona Hall ‘EXODUST’, 2021, burnt tree, rope, iron bell, LED lighting, eucalyptus sapling, birds’ nests, water-based oil. on burnt book, water-based oil on burnt fabric, installation dimensions variable Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney © the artist Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins

Despair and hope; anger and optimism: The National 2021 highlights care in Australian art

This third, and possibly final, biennial shows artists are deeply embedded in the politics of today.
Close has pushed the limits of the humble print. Pace Gallery, New York © Museum of Contemporary Art, photo: Jess Maurer

Getting up close to the work of Chuck Close at Sydney’s MCA

With more than 200 prints on display, Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is one of the biggest printmaking exhibitions to be held in Australia. The whole top floor of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary…

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