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Endless Lonely Planet 5

 

Endless Lonely Planet 5, published on the occasion of the 4th/5th Melbourne Artist Facilitated Biennial held at Tarrawarra Museum of Art as part of TARRAWARRA BIENNIAL 2016: ENDLESS CIRCULATION (19 August – 6 November 2016) curated with Discipline. Exhibition and publication features the work of Christopher L G Hill, Nick Selenitsch, Lou Hubbard, Lewis Fidock, Endless Lonely Planet, Liam Osborne, Lisa Radford, Elizabeth Newman, Nicholas Tammens, Kate Meakin, George Egerton-Warburton, James Deutsher, Zac Segbedzi, Aurelia Guo, Rudi Williams, Alex Vivian, Lucina Lane, Lauren Burrow, Counterfeitnessfirst, Virginia Overell, Joshua Petherick, Laurel Doody, Tahi Moore, elp3 Vine, and more…

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ENDLESS LONELY PLANET 3

 
Endless Lonely Planet is a yearly periodical of print and data from Melbourne, Australia.

ELP3 features: “a c90 tape from Porpoise Torture, an edition work and poem from Virginia Overell, a vine channel from Fictitious Sighs and Bunyip Trax, including at least 52 artists throughout the coming year, a selection of poetry from Internetemotions, a seasonal treat from Christopher L G Hill, a calender of contributors birthdays from Discipline, a poem by George Egerton-Warburton, an edition work by David Homewood, artist pages from James Deutsher, Kain Picken, Matthew Benjamin, and Dan Arps, an excerpt from a possible novella by Fayen d’Evie, two beautiful text works from Alex Vivian, a posy of poems from Adelle Mills, cover art as always by the illustrious Joshua Petherick”

Self published by Christopher LG Hill and contributors, each copy of Endless Lonely Planet issue III comes with all collateral bound together in a transparent plastic shopping bag.

Limited to 100 copies.

Contributors to this issue in full and counting: Adelle Mills, Alex Vivian, Christopher L G Hill, Dan Arps, David Homewood, Disciple, Fayen K X d’Evie. George Egerton-Warburton, Giles Fielke, Molly Dyson, Julian Schwarmer, Aurelia Guo, Jessica Yu, Trevelyan Clay, Anastsia Klose, Eva Birch, Clare Wöhlnick, Alice Jamerson, Jarved Costa, Tim Cøstẽr, Hamish M Macdonald, Holly Childs, Kate Meakin, Lipstick Larry, Simon Zoric, Brennen Oliver, Jessica van Hecke, Ruth O’Leary, Maffew Linde, Kain Picken, James Deutsher, Joshua Petherick, Matthew Benjamin, Porpoise Torture, Virginia Overell, Endless Lonely Planet III vine channel, Matthew P Hopkins, Kieran Hegarty, Air Max ’97, and more to come…..

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Reinventing The Wheel: The Readymade Century

Publication to accompany the exhibition “Reinventing The Wheel: The Readymade Century”, 3 October – 14 December 2013, Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia.

Arguably the most influential development in art of the twentieth century, the use of the readymade was set in motion 100 years ago with Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel. Giving birth to an entire artistic language, Duchamp’s conversion of an unadorned, everyday object into a figure of high art completely inverted how people considered artistic practice. Suddenly, art was capable of being everywhere and in everything. It was a revolutionary moment in modern art, and the ripples from this epochal shift still resonate today.

Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century pays tribute to this seminal work and traces the subsequent elaboration of neo-dada practices, with a particular focus upon everyday and vernacular contexts; the mysterious and libidinous potential of sculptural objects; institutional critique and nominal modes of artistic value; pop, minimalism and industrial manufacture. These discursive contexts will also provide a foundation to explore more recent tendencies related to unmonumental and social sculpture, post-fordism and other concerns, particularly among contemporary Australian artists.

Bringing together works by over 50 artists – from Duchamp and Man Ray to Andy Warhol and Martin Creed, along with some of Australia’s leading practitioners – this is a one-of-a-kind salute to an idea that continues to define the very nature of contemporary art.

Artists:

Carl Andre, Hany Armanious, Nairy Baghramian, Ian Burn, John Cage, Christo & Jeanne-Claude,  Tony Cragg, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Aleks Danko, Julian Dashper, Simon Denny, Marcel Duchamp, Sylvie Fleury, Ceal Floyer, Claire Fontaine, Gilbert & George, Félix González-Torres, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Greatest Hits, Matthew Griffin, Richard Hamilton, David Hammons, Matt Hinkley, Lou Hubbard, Barry Humphries, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Klara Lidén, Andrew Liversidge, James Lynch, Robert MacPherson, Rob McKenzie, Callum Morton, John Nixon, Meret Oppenheim, Joshua Petherick, Kain Picken, Rosslynd Piggott, Man Ray, Scott Redford, Stuart Ringholt, Peter Saville, Charlie Sofo, Haim Steinbach, Ricky Swallow, Masato Takasaka, Peter Tyndall, Alex Vivian, Danh Vo, Andy Warhol, and Heimo Zobernig.

Curatorial team:
Max Delany (former MUMA director), Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker, and Patrice Sharkey.With texts by Rex Butler, Charlotte Day, Francis Parker, Patrice Sharkey, and a never before published text by Thierry de Duve.
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Pretty Air and Useful Things

Catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition “Pretty Air and Useful Things” , 19 July – 22 September 2012, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus, curated by Rosemary Forde and featuring the work of Dan Bell, Sanne Mestrom, and Alex Vivian.

Focusing on the invisible forces, transgressive processes, and anarchic approaches to materials in sculptural practice, Pretty Air and Useful Things invokes the magnetism and friction of objects, and our relationship to them. Featuring artists Dan Bell, Sanné Mestrom and Alex Vivian, Pretty Air and Useful Things presents sculptural and installation works that reference the body through form, clothing, stains or scent; and the utilitarian via elements of design and commodity. In the spaces between are processes of speculation, transference, fermentation, connection, function and distortion. Using a combination of found, adapted and handmade materials, the intangible, perhaps mystical, qualities of objects are suggested.

Dan Bell’s object and installation work is informed by an anarchic approach to materials and his parallel practice as a jewellery maker. His work conjures the unseen processes of magic, transformation and interstitial states. Referencing the visual language of commodified desire and lifestyle, Bell’s work complicates notions of value.

Sanné Mestrom’s work with objects often involves invisible forces, references to art and cultural history, and explorations of the psychological or emotional significance attributed to objects. Her recent sculptural installations have included a mix of found objects, casts and copies, bringing the context and meaning of objects and materials into play.

Alex Vivian makes installation works that typically involve domestic objects and items of clothing that, having been altered via transgressive processes, are removed them from their original function. Whether installed in sprawling arrangements scattered throughout the exhibition space, or, as in more recent works, displayed as singular sculptural elements relying on the visual language of museum plinths, Vivian’s work is steeped in references to the body.

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