REBLOG! A flamboyant Saltillo serape at the David Cook Galleries stand of New York’s Metro Show would have been the height of male fashion in Northern Mexico in the late 19th century, when this stunning and mysterious textile was woven. It bears a rare and inventive riff on the central diamond motif typical of such weavings, whose origin is unknown :: Read @rcembalest’s full post »»»»
Melbourne Now is daylight’s answer to White Night Melbourne, the cultural festival that took the city hostage earlier this year. More manageable and minus the mosh pit, Melbourne Now does what it says – showcasing the works of nearly 400 local artists across a plethora of interactive spaces in the NGV, Ian Potter Centre and Federation Square.
A good place to start is the NGV, where large, psychedelic communal spaces have been erected in the foyer. There’s something deliciously rebellious about playing ping-pong in Melbourne’s most prestigious gallery, and this you can do, as well as stringing your own necklace with trinkets preselected by Meredith Turnbull.
Trippy installations pepper the upper levels, including Patrick Pound’s Gallery of Air – a seemingly random assortment of items that sees a whoopee-cushion, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air screenplay and Wedgwood vase fall unexpectedly into the same category :: Read the full Milkbar article »»»»
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A new exhibition of Chinese portraiture goes on show in Canberra and Sydney this week, giving an emotive insight into contemporary works of art from the worlds most populace nation.
The works are a small part of the largest collections of contemporary Chinese art in the world. They are from the private collection of Swiss businessman Dr Uli Sigg, who has collected more than 2000 works of modern Chinese art since the ’70s.
Following the death of communist revolutionary leader Mao Zedong in 1976, the People’s Republic of China – PRC – embraced an open-door policy, encouraging freer business and cultural engagement :: Read the full article »»»»