Anthony Lister invites you to join him at the opening of Rude Words
この度メグミオギタギャラリーでは、アンソニー・リスターとブライアン・レオの新作二人展、“Rude Words” を開催致します。
2-16-12 B1 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
6pm – 9pm 19:30 – アンソニー・リスターによるパフォーマンス
MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY is pleased to present “Rude Words”, a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Anthony Lister and Brian Leo.
Lister will be exhibiting a collection of his iconic and unique Superhero artworks from a Contemporary Mythology Series. Lister will exhibit his series of brightly coloured superheroes, painted on white backgrounds in his signature style, that blur the line between street art and fine art. Leo will exhibit an installation of 100 small paintings that depict personal experiences, contemplations of globalisation, and social commentary. These works will be accompanied by a live performance at the opening reception, on February 7 at 7:30pm sharp. Both artists will be present there from 6 – 9pm.
During his visit to Melbourne in 1984, Keith Haring undertook a series of public works including a now-iconic mural in Collingwood. Six years later, on 16 February 1990, Haring died at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications.
The mural, which is now heritage-listed, internationally recognised and a beloved cultural landmark, is currently being restored by independent not-for-profit organisation Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd, with a team led by Italian conservator Antonio Rava and American conservator Will Shank.
Visiting conservators will take part in an in conversation event to reflect on the significance of the mural and the challenges that surround the conservation of a public artwork.
Moderating the event will be NGV assistant curator of Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines Meg Slater.
In an ever-evolving cultural landscape, Agatha Gothe-Snape seeks to understand the world in powerful and nuanced ways. Her work addresses the fluid nature of how we read and understand contemporary art and culture.
The exhibition will bring together works from 2008 to the present, including wall drawings, PowerPoints, sculpture, video, augmented sonic reality, works on paper and collaborations with her close circle of artist-peers. Two major new artworks will feature in the exhibition alongside works pivotal in Gothe-Snape’s practice to date.
Gothe-Snape and MUMA’s Senior Curator, Hannah Mathews, have a long working relationship established over ten years.
They will draw on long-term conversations to present an exhibition that navigates the various threads that pass through Gothe-Snape’s practice, including architecture and its metaphors; digital technology and its ability to capture and erase; the western art canon and its contention; the gendering of form and voice; the temporal and material perspectives of performance and its echoes; and the importance of observation, improvisation and collaboration.
With a minimalist aesthetic, underpinned by an attention to audience and embodied space, Gothe-Snape is able to bring the notion of simplicity to some of the most complex and ambiguous ideas.
‘As is evident in this exhibition and the accompanying publication, Gothe-Snape is a creative force to be reckoned with. She has an insatiable curiosity and dedication to experimenting. Ever present, and always doing’, says Charlotte Day, Director, MUMA.
At Monash University’s Caulfield Campus, Gothe-Snape’s 2015 permanent public artwork, The Scheme Was a Blueprint for Future Development Programs, commissioned by MUMA, was developed by Gothe-Snape in conversation with various members of the University faculties.
Agatha Gothe-Snape (b.1980, Sydney) has achieved significant recognition and acclaim exhibiting both in Australia and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth (2019), the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2019), Frieze, London (2017) and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017). Major biennials include: Gwangju (2018), TarraWarra (2018, 2016), Sydney (2016), Performa, New York (2015), Berlin (2014) and Melbourne Now (2013).
For The National: New Australian Art, she was commissioned to make a work that links the biennial’s three venues over its three iterations (2017, 2019, 2021), culminating in a major work to be presented in the 2021 exhibition. Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.
This exhibition continues MUMA’s Annual Survey Exhibition Series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists.
Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome is Certain will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication co-published with Perimeter Editions and designed by Ella Sutherland that includes newly commissioned texts by Julie Ewington, Anneke Jaspers, Erik Jensen, Jenn Joy and Gemma Weston, along with rarely seen drawings, notations and scores revealing processes behind the artist’s individual and collaborative major works.
Agatha Gothe-Snape and Hannah Mathews are available for interview.
Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome is Certain, 8 February – 9 April 2020 at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. Entry Free. Tuesday–Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm monash.edu/muma/
It has been quite a wild ride for pop sensation Sam Smith. From the start, getting a Grammy as Best New Artist in his first year with the single “Stay With Me” as an absolute smash, and newer hit singles like “Dancing with a Stranger” and “How Do You Sleep,” it is a wonder to see where he would go from here and how he’d continue to find his unique voice in today’s saturated pop genre.
Like many major artists who have achieved high success, they can’t take all of the credit themselves – and Sam is no different. He studied and worked on his voice for years, learning technique and perfecting his sound. Behind many of the great singers that are well-known today are great coaches, and Sam attributes most of his success to his two vocal coaches, Anthony Wade (aka “Dr. Voice”), who is known to “help people find their voice,” and Joanna Eden, who mentored him when his parents asked her to a number of years ago.
WHY ARE VOICE LESSONS IMPORTANT FOR SINGERS?
It all comes down to the well-known and old phrase “practice makes perfect.” Tracy Reina, co-owner and renowned voice instructor of singing lessons by Music To Your Home in NYC, says that “Vocal coaches and voice teachers are there to help you build your confidence to perform and to guide you in the best techniques for your style of music. A coach will work to help you find your true singing platform.”
Some people believe they own innate talent for singing. While that may be true, without proper training and instruction on vocal health and how to prepare for long periods of singing, most of those talented people will either go unnoticed or burn out.
TAKE RISKS WITH YOUR VOICE
When Sam Smith started working with Eden, he was only 9 years old. She told VH1 in an interview that he had confidence and a good voice, and was willing to try different things, unafraid to make mistakes.
Part of learning to find your true voice and improve your singing is through being fearless. Risks are an essential tool for the learning process, which is something that many singers may struggle with. A singer won’t know what their voice can actually do until they start testing its limits. When training with a coach, singers are encouraged to push themselves to find different vocal styles and techniques that will help them sound more mature, unique, and prepared.
THE MORE YOU SING, THE BETTER YOU SOUND
Sam’s vocal coach that he works with now, Anthony Wade, says you really need to think about and care for your voice consistently, as it is something you use every single day. The less you flex and utilize your voice, the more limitations you give yourself.
Wade said that he experimented with his voice for years because he was unhappy with the way it sounded. He utilized those same techniques working with Sam – encouraging him to work with different registers and find “voices” that he had within.
Since he started with his first teacher, Sam has worked diligently to find his sound, embrace it, and fine-tune it. The process is ongoing and does not end. From warmups to performance, you should always condition and work your voice to perform at the highest level.
SINGING FOR THE STYLE THAT YOU WANT
Your voice is unique to you and you alone, so when you sing, it shouldn’t be to imitate someone else. Sam Smith said that, with his last album, he finally showed who he was, and he was thrilled to put himself out there in that way. Wade has helped him to develop and work with the sound he really wants to show the world.
His newest album to land in 2020 is going to feature more poppy, upbeat tunes, and fewer ballads. He said this shift is something he’s always dreamed of doing but he was originally too shy to branch out, after making his mark with ballads like “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One.” As an established talent, he has decided to prioritize what he wants his music to sound like and have the courage to put his “new” voice out there.
It is easy for performers to let themselves be molded into a certain type of singer, but the secret is never being scared to go for what you really want! Maybe you’re great at singing opera but you really want to sing country. A vocal coach will be there to help and guide you, so don’t be afraid to share the dreams you have for your voice, and where you’d like it to go.
Exercise patience as well. Smith didn’t turn into a Grammy Award winner and pop phenomenon overnight. It took many years of practice, discipline, and diligence. If you are a serious singer and don’t have a voice coach, now is the time to take yourself more seriously and get one. Think about what kind of voice you have, and what journey you want to take. Don’t be afraid to find different sounds and experiment with your vocal abilities. And always keep practicing!
Whether you love her for her role as the complicated and adorable Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek, or for her more sophisticated and gritty roles in movies like Pieces of April and Batman Begins, there’s no doubt that Katie Holmes is a pop culture beauty icon! What we really want to know is, how does she maintain that gorgeous, glowing skin? And that glossy, chestnut hair? Even more importantly… how does she pull off so many different hairstyles with absolute perfection? Even with her hectic lifestyle, Katie Holmes always looks amazing! Want to know what her top beauty secrets are? Read on to find out!
Katie’s 10-Minute Hair and Makeup Routine
As you can imagine, Katie’s life as a working single mom is crazy busy, but she still wants to look polished and put together when she leaves the house. So, she’s developed a streamlined 10-minute hair and makeup routine that leaves her feeling confident but gets her out the door in a flash.
She starts by applying a bit of hair oil to her hair to bring on the shine and smooth down flyaways or split ends. Then she brushes her hair up into a high ponytail or bun for a quick and flattering hairstyle.
For makeup, she never leaves the house without concealer, mascara, and a pretty natural-looking lip. She also keeps a peachy colored powder blush and shimmer powder in her purse because wakes her skin up and makes it look presentable in a hurry.
Katie’s Skincare Routine
For skincare, Katie loves a variety of affordable products from Korean beauty lines and the drug store. She’s careful to cleanse every morning and night with a good cream cleanser and also recommends exfoliating at least a few times a week.
Katie loves brightening sheet masks from K-beauty and they’re her secret weapon for perking up tired skin. To keep her skin glowing, she never lets it get dry and applies moisturizer anytime it feels tight or dehydrated.
Facial oils are her go-to nighttime treatments for preventing fine lines or wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. She also swears by drinking tons of water every day to keep skin healthy. She never uses anything on her skin that contains harsh chemicals. Of course, she’s also meticulous about applying sunscreen anytime she’ll be outside.
Her Hair Care Routine
Katie swears by Alterna products for her hair. She uses their replenishing shampoo every morning and night. When she gets out of the shower, she also applies their leave-in conditioner. Sometimes she’ll give herself a blowout, but a lot of times she just lets her hair air dry in a bun when she’s in a hurry. She says she’ll never again cut her hair so short that she can’t get it into a ponytail.
Her Top Makeup Artist Tip
Katie gets to work with some of the worlds’ top makeup artists, so she’s picked up some great tricks along the way. One of her favorites is to dab a white eyeshadow at the inner corners of her eyes to make them pop. It makes her whole face look more wide awake and luminous.
She Takes Her Workouts Seriously
If it makes you feel any better, Katie has to work just as hard as the rest of us to maintain that gorgeous figure. Her favorite workouts are boot-camp classes, spin classes, and yoga. No wonder she looks fantastic!
Katie’s Favorite Foods
Katie makes a point to eat lots of vegetables every day for glowing skin, as well as for overall health. However, she admits that she craves carbs in the wintertime and can’t resist pizza, pasta, and cookies once in a while.
Her Beauty Role Models
Katie’s favorite beauty icons are Cate Blanchet, Lauren Hutton, Audrey Hepburn, and Kate Moss. But she also says she’s inspired by any woman who is proud of who they are and the choices they make. Her beauty role models are her mom, her grandmother, and her sisters.
Katie says the best piece of beauty advice she ever got came from her mom. Her mom told her that there’s no doubt she’s pretty and talented, but no one would remember that if she was mean. That’s advice we all can follow!
The One Beauty Secret All Women Should Know
According to Katie, the one beauty secret every woman should know is that it all comes down to your skin. If your skin is beautiful and you follow a good skincare routine, the rest of it just falls into place. The more diligent you are about your skincare, the less time you need to spend on makeup.
Surprisingly, Katie’s beauty routine doesn’t include any $100 face creams or mega-expensive beauty treatments. She’s all about finding what works for you and sticking to a consistent skin and hair care routine that anybody can follow. When it comes to beauty, it’s safe to say that Katie has the right idea!
Hands up if you like spiced rum? Well, this one’s for you. The latest spiced rum to hit Aussie shores, Dead Man’s Fingers, is taking over Freda’s Bar in Chippendale during selected band nights in December.
Kicking off on 11 December, pop up bar, The Finger @ Freda’s, will run for two weeks only with ticket holders scoring a complimentary Dead Man’s Fingers cocktail upon arrival.
The Finger @ Freda’s will be serving up classic cocktails with an unconventional twist that bring spiced rum to another level. The menu will feature the Dead Man’s Fingers Libre – refreshing with a cheeky kick of Saffron Cake that’s signature to Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum, the Dead Man’s Fingers Espresso Martini – the sweetness of the chocolate orange notes from the Dead Man’s Fingers Coffee Spiced Rum you’ll be digging, and the Dead Man’s Fingers Dark and Stormy – it’s plummy, rummy and hella yummy.
The cocktails are available for only a cheeky tenner all night long so you can sip and get down while the band is playing. It’s thirsty work.
What: Dead Man’s Fingers ‘The Finger @ Freda’s’ pop up
The winning design of the 2019 Architecture Commission, In Absence by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office will open at the NGV this weekend.
Occurring annually, the NGV Architecture Commission is an open national competition, which invites architects to create a site-specific work of temporary architecture, activating the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden. For 2019, architects were encouraged to submit ideas focusing on multidisciplinary thinking, collaboration and audience engagement.
Yhonnie Scarce’s and Edition Offices’ project In Absence is an architectural installation that invites audiences to better understand the long histories of Indigenous construction, design, industry and agriculture prior to the arrival of Europeans, including the permanent villages and dwellings of many Indigenous communities.
The dark and enigmatic exterior form of the timber tower conceals a textural and uplifting interior, composed of two dramatic internal voids adorned with black glass Yams by Yhonnie Scarce.
Yhonnie Scare said: ‘This pavilion does not recognise the term ‘Terra Nulius’ – instead it celebrates the structures that were built long before the colonisation of Australia. There were many Aboriginal builders of ‘houses’, aquaculture infrastructure and long-term agriculture that has existed for thousands of years. This commission is an amazing opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the builders of such infrastructure and their enduring legacies.’
Yhonnie Scarce belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples of South Australia. Scarce holds a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University.
Edition Office is an architecture studio based in Melbourne. Through the execution of its built work and research, the practice is creating an ongoing series of figures, relics, stories and relationships; all continuing a greater investigation into material, spatial and cultural practice.
Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV said: ‘This thoughtfully crafted space displays a highly developed narrative drawn from a successful collaboration between an Indigenous artist and non-indigenous architects. The project acknowledges Indigenous cultural practice and shared culture. It is a place for cultural exchange, an uplifting place, drawing from a difficult past.’
A record number of 100 submissions were received for this year’s NGV Architecture Commission Competition from across Australia, with many responding to social and cultural narratives relevant to architecture and the built environment.
Contemporary artist Yhonnie Scarce and Melbourne architecture studio Edition Office were announced as the winners of the 2019 National Gallery of Victoria Architecture Commission for their scheme titled In Absence as part of a one-night-only exhibition on 21 March, held as part of Melbourne Design Week at RMIT Design Hub.
The winner was selected from five shortlisted design schemes by the jury, comprising of Jill Garner (Chair, Principal of Garner Davis Architects and Victorian Government Architect), Corbett Lyon (co-founder of Lyons Architecture and Visiting Professor at MDS, NGV Trustee), Andrew Clark (Deputy Director, National Gallery of Victoria), Clare Cousins (Principal of Clare Cousins Architects, and national president, AIA) and Timothy Moore (Director, Sibling Architecture).
The NGV Architecture Commission is supported by RMIT University, Macquarie, and The Hugh D.T. Williamson Foundation, and the competition process is managed by Citylab.
The NGV Architecture Commission is a component of the State Government’s annual Victorian Design Program.
The NGV Architecture Commission 2019 will be on display at NGV International from November 2019 . Entry is FREE.
For more information about the NGV Architecture Commission, visit NGV.MELBOURNE.
I started in the middle of the Charlotte Gainsbourg album production and the participation of the Frank Ocean’s “Blond” album. The Balance between the two styles and the two different human being were a source of inspiration to me. Charlotte Gainsbourg moved to NYC and Frank Ocean was traveling between Los Angeles & London, and I was Djing at the same time. So everything started in the middle of a bit everywhere.
What is the collaborative process like for you? How does it shape the music?
When you are producing for somebody, you have to hide yourself to let emerge the project of the artist. You’re really here entirely for the project, even when the artist don’t know exactly where he want to go. You’re kind of a midwife in a way.
You’ve called upon an impressive list of artists to feature on the 14-track album, how and why did you decide on which artists to invite to collaborate?
Even if I deliberately chose most of them, I didn’t really “decided”. That just happened by traveling, meeting some artists. I started making some tracks and collaborations without knowing that it will be an album. It’s just after few tracks that I realized that the album will have this shape.
You are known for bringing different styles together as one on the new record – from European techno and electro to classic pop and R&B, hip-hop and American gospel – how do you approach the blending of different styles and what do you like most about blending different styles together?
I am not blending voluntary all this. It just comes out of my head as something already blended, that’s probably how my brain digest and reject all the informations.
You are involved heavily in fashion and culture, what inspires/influences you in these area’s? & How did you first get involved in fashion and culture and eventually playing runways for major high end labels such as YSL?
The Saint-Laurent’s team approached me when I was finishing the Charlotte Gainsbourg’s album. Her A.D. and video Director, Nathalie Canguilhem had the idea to make bridge between them and me. I didn’t know nothing about the fashion world. The lonely idea I had about this concept was to create entirely the music especially for each shows. To musically “dress” the show. Like a soundtrack. We tried once with the Artist Director ofSaint-Laurent Anthony Vaccarello, and cause it worked and the feeling were good, we continued all together since almost 4 years now.
What are you currently working on in the fashion/culture?
For now I am just working with Saint Laurent cause we have a good feeling together. I am a faithful person.
Which other artists are you listening to at the moment?
I like JPEGmafia, A.K. Paul, The FKA Twiggs’s “Cellophane” is beautiful, or the band Lightning Bolt.
What do you like doing away from music/fashion/culture?
80% Music, 20% reading. Literally nothing else.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020?
Don’t want to think about it, I couldn’t breathe anymore. But Great Things!
The United Nations will award Dr Karl Kruszelnicki the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science at the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday evening, central European time (5am Thursday, Sydney time).
Dr Kruszelnicki, popularly known as Dr Karl, has been in animated conversation with Australians about science for more than a quarter of a century. The Kalinga Prize is global recognition of Dr Kruszelnicki’s gift for communication and his unquenchable enthusiasm for and curiosity about scientific knowledge.
“I’m ever so honoured by this prize. I simply couldn’t have achieved what I have without the nurturing environment that the University of Sydney provides for people like me who are perhaps not quite normal or in the mainstream,” said Dr Kruszelnicki, the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.
The Kalinga Prize, which is funded by the Kalinga Foundation, the Indian Government and the Indian State of Orissa, was founded in 1951 and is UNESCO’s oldest prize. It rewards exceptional contributions made by individuals in communicating science to society and promoting the popularisation of science.
The inaugural winner was Louis de Broglie, one of the founders of quantum theory. Other winners include Margaret Mead, David Attenborough, Arthur C. Clarke, Bertrand Russell and David Suzuki.
Dr Kruszelnicki is the first Australian to win the prize.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence said: “I am continually amazed by Dr Karl’s energy and astounded by his encyclopaedic knowledge of science. He personifies the University’s mission to engage with the wider public, to broaden society’s understanding and to break down barriers in the pursuit of knowledge.
“We are fortunate to have Dr Karl as one of our ambassadors and we are proud that the world has now recognised his tremendous talents.”
Dr Kruszelnicki is probably best known in Australia for his weekly ABC Triple J science talk-back segment, which attracts 750,000 listeners a week and podcast downloads of more than 4 million a year. However, he is also engaged in a wide range of outreach activities, from twice-weekly free Skype broadcasts to Australian and international schools, extensive mentoring, podcasts that include Shirtloads of Science, appearances on television, festival appearances and regular magazine columns.
He has written 45 books: his latest Dr Karl’s Random Road Trip was published in October. It is his first book to include augmented reality.
Dr Kruszelnicki has won many awards for science communication including the Ig Nobel Prize (2002); Australian Skeptic of The Year (2006); Member of the Order of Australia (2006). In 2012, he was named as a National Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia. And in 2012 Dr Kruszelnicki was delighted to have Asteroid 18412 named after him: Asteroid Dr Karl/18412.
1 December 2019 to 13 April 2020 | NGV International | Admission fees apply
To celebrate the opening weekend of the world-exclusive exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, the National Gallery of Victoria will present a selection of public programs designed to offer fresh perspectives on the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late 20th century.
Highlights of the exhibition’s extensive public program include the NGV Gala on 30 November, celebrating the opening night of the exhibition; international guest curator Dr Dieter Buchhart presenting a lecture on the lasting legacies of Haring and Basquiat; and international reflections on the 1980s New York art scene by art critic and curator Carlo McCormick, publisher and art collector Larry Warsh, and photographer Ben Buchanan.
Coinciding with World AIDS Day on 1 December, the opening day of the exhibition features a program of talks and panel discussions, presented in collaboration with Thorne Harbour Health, Living Positive and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Exploring the significant role art has played in HIV and AIDS education, awareness and commemoration, the program looks at the story of the red ribbon, the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and health promotion through art.
An unforgettable night of art, performance, fine food and wine at the third annual NGV Gala, celebrating the opening night of the exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, with food by Paul Carmichael, Executive Chef of Momofuku Seiōbo.
From Party to Art: Area Nightclub
Sun 1 Dec, 12pm, NGV International
London-based photographer and fine art conservator Ben Buchanan reflects on Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s involvement in legendary 1980s nightclub Area, a creative melting pot for artists, musicians and filmmakers in New York City where Buchanan was in-house photographer.
Community of Creatives
Sun 1 Dec, 12.30pm, NGV International
New York City-based art critic and curator Carlo McCormick, and publisher and art collector Larry Warsh share stories about the community of creatives that formed close friendships in 1980s New York City and the influence this had on the work of both Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Legacies: Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sun 1 Dec, 1pm – 1.45pm, NGV International
Guest curator Dr Dieter Buchhart considers the short but profound careers of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the intersections between their life and their art, and the lasting impact they had on the art world.
Sun 1 Dec, 2.30pm, NGV International
Early on in their careers Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat began to apply their distinct visual language to a range of unusual supports, many of which challenge the convention that artworks should be stretched to fit a frame. NGV curator Meg Slater reflects on several of these works featured in early 1980s exhibitions.
Politics & Activism
Sun 1 Dec, 3pm, NGV International
Keith Haring used public space to distribute his work, insisting that art was for everybody. He raised awareness of issues of atomic warfare, drugs, the AIDS epidemic, and championed the end of apartheid in South Africa. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work signified strength and resistance in the face of racism, often taking a stand against police violence and persecution. NGV curator Pip Wallis considers a selection of Haring and Basquiat’s works and looks at how both artists engaged with social and political issues of their time.
Art for Change: World AIDS Day
Sun 1 Dec, 2–4pm, NGV International
Presented in collaboration with Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA), Thorne Harbour Health and Living Positive Victoria, panellists reflect on how art has played a significant role art in HIV and AIDS education, awareness and commemoration. Free entry but bookings are required.
The world-exclusive exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines will be on display from 1 December 2019 – 13 April 2020 at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia. Tickets and information available from the NGV website.
About Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines
Keith Haring (American 1958–90) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (American 1960–88) changed the art world of the 1980s through their idiosyncratic imagery, radical ideas and complex socio-political commentary, creating an indelible legacy that continues to influence contemporary visual art and popular culture today. Each artist is acclaimed for his distinctive visual language, employing signs, symbols and words to convey strong social and political messages in unconventional ways.
Crossing Lines surveys each artist’s tragically short, yet prolific career through more than 200 artworks, including works created in public spaces, painting, sculpture, objects, works on paper, photographs and more, providing local and international audiences with a comprehensive insight into these influential artists’ careers.
Beginning with examples of Haring and Basquiat’s work from the streets and subway stations of New York City, the exhibition presents early collaborations and highlights from each artist’s breakthrough exhibitions alongside many of their most acclaimed artworks, including paintings featuring Basquiat’s crown and head motifs, and Haring’s iconic ‘radiant baby’ and dancing figures. Examining symbols, iconography and their incomparable styles, the exhibition also examines the creative circles they moved in alongside icons such as Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lineshas been curated for the NGV by Dr Dieter Buchhart, art historian and curator of recent monographic exhibitions on both Jean-Michel Basquiat (Fondation Louis Vuitton, Barbican Art Gallery) and Keith Haring (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris).
An accompanying publication features an essay by Dr Dieter Buchhart, as well as additional contributions by publisher and art collector Larry Warsh, author and academic Ricardo Montez, NGV curator Myles Russell-Cook and journalist Linda Yablonsky. Along with a republication of Rene Ricard’s seminal 1981 text on Haring and Basquiat, this richly illustrated book also features interviews with North American contributors: artists Jenny Holzer and George Condo, curator Diego Cortez, and performer Patti Astor.
Shag’s show opens tomorrow night from 6pm in our Fitzroy gallery. The show preview is also now live on our website – click through above!
15 November – 3 December
Outré Gallery, 319 Smith St, Fitzroy
Opening Night – Friday 15 November, 6pm–8:30pm, Fitzroy Gallery
Meet Shag in person! The artist has flown all the way from the US to attend his show. All welcome! Please note that Shag will not be signing during the opening.
Book Signing with Shag – Saturday 16 November, 12pm–1pm, Fitzroy Gallery
Purchase a book or print, and have it personalised and signed by Shag. Everyone welcome!
The artist Shag will be here in Melbourne this Friday for the launch of his new and rare print exhibition. Shag (known as Josh Agle) is a painter, designer and illustrator working in Southern California. His distinctive artistic style draws from commercial illustration from the past five decades, but the work is imbued with an attitude and sly sense of humour which is unmistakably of our time. Solo exhibitions of Shag’s work have been held all over the world. This is the 20th anniversary of Shag’s first visit to our shores in 1999.
Read our interview with Shag from his 2017 show to learn more about the artist.
Collins St, 5pm by Shag
Limited edition 16-colour serigraph print.
Signed & numbered by the artist.
We’re running a special pre-order price from until November 17! $495 AUD unframed (approx $299 USD).Price goes up to $575 AUD (approx $349 USD) after the 17 November.
Full framing options in the pre-order link below.
Still Life with Corkscrew by Shag
Limited edition 4-colour serigraph print.
Signed & numbered by the artist.
We’re running a special pre-order price from now until November 17. AU$155 unframed (approx US$99).Price goes up to AU$310 (approx US$199) after the 17 November.
Full framing options in the pre-order link below.
Pete Bakacs’ show In Transit opens tomorrow from 6pm in our Fitzroy gallery (alongside the Shag show). The presale is now live – click through above!
Pete is a painter based in Ocean Grove, Victoria, who has a love for mid-century design and vintage cars. A Melbourne native, Pete spent his childhood in the outer eastern hills subsisting on a diet of skateboarding, cartoons and 70s cars. With a fastidious hand, Pete reveals a bright, acrylic world of vehicles, old school pastimes, and pop typography.
Read our interview with Pete from his 2018 show to learn more about his art practice.
by Stella Im Hultberg
Limited edition giclee print.
Signed & numbered by the artist. $375 (framed)
Did you know that we offer custom framing? Bring in your artwork, and our friendly staff are more than happy to measure it up and provide a quote on the spot. We have a selection of high quality frames, all at great value. It will take only 1-2 weeks for your custom frame to be ready to pick up. (Read more here!)
We have the latest issues of Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and Atomic Ranch in our galleries!
Shag – Jungle Drums (2016)
We’re all extremely excited to be welcoming Shag! Here’s a great little video to get you in the mood: Shag and his Jungle Drums exhibition from a few years ago. Click on the image to watch Shag talk about his art and inspirations!
Graffiti paint and oil on Canvas
190 x 150 cm / 74 x 59 inches
TWO OF THE LARGEST
Graffiti paint and oil on Canvas
190 x 150 cm / 74 x 59 inches
Woke Up on Fire, an exhibition of large scale paintings explore the artist’s ongoing interest and romance with the Myths and the cultural significance of Super Heroes. In Lister’s newest body of work, the artist captures the human connection, and our collective fascination with Heroes and Villains; good and evil, and the power they hold metaphorically. Comprised of bold gestures, drips, smears, and comic book colors the painted subjects float on stark white backgrounds as if to be idealized like historical figures hanging in the halls of powerful institutions. The canvases include a type of iconography, relating to each mythologized figure. The words and poetic language compositionally float on the canvas, giving the viewer a raw glimpse into the artist’s thinking, and creative process of working and reworking, mapping the painting, shaping the identity and developing the narrative. These verbal markers are like that of a Surgeon’s notations on human skin, or a mad scientist whose thoughts of an idea run unstoppable across a chalk board as a stream of thinking toward an ultimate place of clarity and resolve.
Lister’s paintings, are both developmental and academic, poetic, yet fundamentally in flux. The larger than life body of work stands as a testament to the over all narrative that has greatly defined the artist’s identity, and his own mission as a solid force in the contemporary art world.
WALKING WITH GHOST
Graffiti paint and oil on Canvas
190 x 150 cm / 74 x 59 inches
Chargrill Charlie’s has created the Bloody Mary Burger to help Australians get back in the saddle the day after Melbourne Cup. This culinary lifesaver will be available for one day only, Wednesday 6 November, in store or delivered straight to the office as part of their Melbourne Cup Hangover Pack, feeding the team with eight burgers, devil wings and wedges.
For the last 30 years, Chargrill Charlie’s has been creating dishes to suit every craving. Now the proudly-Australian, family-run chicken institution has a remedy for the heaviest of heads with their ultimate post-Cup pick-me-up, dripping with their secret finger-licking Bloody Mary sauce. The burger will be available at any of their fourteen stores across Sydney and Melbourne and includes beef, cheese, tomato, grilled onions, pickles and a fried egg. Diners who need an extra kick can purchase a bottle of homemade Bloody Mary Sauce to take home and keep on hand for next time they celebrate a little too hard.
For those who can’t quite muster the energy to venture outside, Chargrill Charlie’s has created the Melbourne Cup Hangover Pack, available to pre-order exclusively through their new online catering service. Delivered straight to your desks, the Hangover Pack is jam-packed with all the things needed to blast the bleary head away, including eight Bloody Mary burgers, a bottle of homemade Bloody Mary sauce, devil wings and wedges.
Chargrill Charlie’s also has Melbourne Cup office parties sorted, with their Melbourne Cup Party Pack, available to pre-order now. Chookas’ fans in Sydney and Melbourne can choose-their-own party packs, hand-picking their famous BBQ or Portuguese chicken, selection of fresh salads, vegetables and bread rolls.
Chargrill Charlie’s opened its doors on the golden shores of Coogee in 1989 and pride themselves on their strong Australian roots. Their clean cooking techniques have made their shop the go-to dinner place for busy families since 1989, while their award-winning recipes have kept people’s mouths watering time and time again.
The Hangover Pack and The Melbourne Cup Party Pack are available for pre-order now from: