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Looking at Chiharu Shiota’s art paradoxically offers an uncanny awareness of one’s bodily existence alongside the elusiveness of time. To see Shiota’s latest installation and works at Anna Schwartz Gallery is to be awe-struck.
“It’s not the last word in painting at all”: Like a Wheel That Turns at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) doesn’t focus on what painting is—but what painting can do.
Confined 13 shows how art can change lives. With 400 works created by First Nations artists either currently in or recently released from Victorian prisons, the exhibition is a tribute to how artistic expression strengthens a person’s connection to their story and culture, while giving further artistic possibilities.
Everyone is capable of taking on the posture of an art critic. An adult thinks their child could paint that, then a child comments their dog could draw that—and as illustrator Oslo Davis shows us, the cycle of criticism goes around.
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