An annual retrospective of photographic works from the Daily Examiner.
158 Fitzroy Street Grafton NSW 2460
A mass installation and drawings by contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang encounter the Terracotta Warriors and other ancient treasures.
Urs Fischer’s four-metre red wax sculpture, Francesco, 2017, is designed to be lit and slowly melted like a candle. Recently acquired by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), the sculpture’s decomposition is being documented on social media—and attracting lively discussion.
Along the edges of the artwork a slight glimpse reveals the balsa wood and cardboard scaffolding that holds up Blasco’s glossy photographic metropolis.
“Architecture is about order and standing in the landscape for decades, maybe even centuries, whereas art is usually too unruly and ephemeral to be left out in the rain or in direct sunlight. Architecture has permanency; art doesn’t last.”
Get the latest Art Guide news
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox.