New Works

NESTLED in the under-story of the old convent in Abbotsford’s art precinct on the Yarra, c3 Contemporary Art Space has been a showcase for emerging artists for more than eight years. Currently, six artists are on show, presenting a veritable cornucopia – different ideas, views thoughts and interests. Culture, place, history and experience, provide a wealth of opportunity for artistic expression.

M. Degas arrive en ville

IN SIX weeks, the National Gallery of Victoria International opens its latest Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Degas, a New Vision. Works have been drawn from collections across the globe and, in the words of the NGVI’s press office, offer a ‘fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.’

A New Caravaggio – or not….

A lot is riding on whether the work is genuine, including professional reputations, art world cred and of course, lots of money. But before the experts get busy, I’d recommend those charged with the responsibility of saving reputation and generating income just take another, good, long look at the thing, first. Why? ‘Something’, as Miss Clavel was oft to say, ‘is not quite right’.

Why Ai Weiwei is not Andy Warhol

…it is implied by this exhibition that the natural conclusion for such comparison is that Ai is a successor to Warhol and that he continues the work started by the albino wigg’d one. That underrates Ai significantly.