Anne Ferran, White Against Red
13 October – 10 November 2018
By Giles Fielke
Six large photographs of the dancer and choreographer Ervi Sirén hang
from metal brackets near the ceiling of Sutton gallery. Like banners
they are suspended in the bright space of the old C.V. Fashions building
in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. They are all the same size and weighted by
heavy dowels sewn into the ends of the canvas bolts onto which the
images have been printed. Sirén wraps herself in...
John Stezaker: Lost World
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 21 September – 11 November 2018
By Tim Alves
John Stezaker's collage entitled Mask (Film Portrait Collage) CLXXIII,
2014, comprises only two elements, a pair of found photographs: a
smiling 1940s Hollywood publicity portrait and a picture postcard
depicting a stone bridge at Killarney, Ireland, from perhaps sometime
between the wars. The postcard is simply pasted over the Hollywood
actor's visage, but it's deceptively simple....
Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 27 July – 9 September 2018
By Hester Lyon
When the scaffolding of Sean Godsell's Design Hub was removed earlier this year, I felt a distinct sense of disorientation. As a familiar building, my relationship to it felt suddenly and unfairly disrupted by the rectification of its original form. I'd become comfortable in the scaffolding, gesturing out onto the footpath: a...
Andrea Grützner Tanztee and Erbgericht
Centre for Contemporary Photography, 9 June – 23 July 2017
By Kate Warren
Writing in Artforum in 2004, Abigail Solomon-Godeau described the 'miniature guillotine' of the camera's shutter. The camera slices a moment in time from the world, removing it from its original context, but also potentially relaunching it as a new, transformed event. In Andrea Grützner's current exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, the German artist has foc...
National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Road, 10 March – 27 August 2017
By Beth Kearney
Even now, it is difficult to visit a Bill Henson exhibition without
being burdened by the controversy that occurred at Roslyn Oxley9 just
less than nine years ago. Stylistically, however, Henson has not changed
his tack: the exhibition Bill Henson, part of the NGV’s Festival of
Photography, is yet another rearticulation of his most recognisable
qualities as an artist.