Steve Bishop, Φ, 2010. Stainless steel and Listerine ‘Cool Mint’ mouthwash; 160 x 96 x 2 cm.
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
You’re the One for Me, 2012
Andrew Salomone, “Joseph Merrick Body Pillow” (2013)
I’m Too Sad to Tell You (1971)
Bas Jan Ader
JONATHAN MONK, The World in Workwear, 2011. Textile, Approx. 156 x 197,5 cm
A Short History of Arts Television
I’ve always really enjoyed Andrew Frost’s work. His blog about the Sydney arts scene, The Artlife, and the short lived radio program and TV show of the same name were staples of mine when I was at art school. So I’m looking forward to this one.
I have extreme reservations with the ABC’s contemporary visual arts programming though (when it’s even present). It does tend to be remarkably superficial and seems to be completely directed towards explaining contemporary art to people who have at best a passing interest. Because of this the ‘is it really art?’ question (i.e.: the most boring question that could be asked in front of a work) is always given a mention. I wish there was a contemporary arts program which had a bit more depth and was aimed towards a more specialised audience. But, then again obviously this is a matter of limited resources and small audiences and maybe the internet is doing this anyway. (e.g.: Das Platforms series of artist interviews.)
But, Andrew Frost, has more to say about it himself. See the next post.