Tag : 2009

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Bill Henson | Untitled 2008–09 | Archival inkjet pigment print on paper, ed. 1/5 |104.5 x 155cm | Purchased 2010 with a special allocation from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Bill Henson ‘Untitled’ 2008–09

Bill Henson is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists and holds a central position in contemporary Australian photography. For the last decade or more, he has presented exhibitions of diverse subjects in careful juxtapositions and combinations, including figures, classical statuary …

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: decolonizing.ps ‘The Book of Migration’ 2009

Gallery staff have completed the installation of a specially produced display of The Book of Migration 2009, a project by the collaborative group decolonizing.ps that intertwines art, architecture, politics and ecology to envision new possibilities for the structures of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

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Thomas Ruff’s entire ceuvre stems from the basic assumptions – shared with his former teachers and photographic forebears – that Truth is too complex to be questioned, and that photography is a reality in itself submerging the contemporary onlooker until Truth is no longer in sight.

Augusto Pieroni, ‘Thomas Ruff’, Aperture no.196, 2009.

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Thomas Ruff reflects on the photographic medium

Thomas Ruff reflects on the photographic medium across several key bodies of work – from his Portraits series started at the Düsseldorf Academy through to the Jpegs series that focus on the structure of images found on Internet and their distribution. By enlarging these found images, Ruff plays with the perception of these images when the pixel patterns becomes sublime geometric displays of colour.

Artist talk as part of the Aperture Gallery series at the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, February 12, 2010.

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian ‘Lightning for Neda’ 2009

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s mirror mosaic was installed this afternoon. In each of the six panels, Farmanfarmaian has used over 4000 mirror shards to create myriad patterns across a sublime, glittering surface.