Issue 285, November, 2015

   01 New Zealand at Venice: Simon Denny’s ‘Secret Power’ by Christina Barton, Venice

Simon Denny, Plaque (Claudius Ptolemy, Geography), 2015, installation view, Marco Polo International Airport, Venice, 2015; photo: Paolo Monello

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   02 Re-animating encounter: Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected] by Vivienne Webb, Auckland

Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, exhibition views, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2015; gift of the Patrons of Auckland Art Gallery

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   03 Reflecting a figure: The Govett-Brewster’s new Len Lye Centre by Wystan Curnow, New Plymouth

Patterson Associates’ Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, 2015; photo: Patrick Reynolds

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   04 The past is a foreign climate: Shigeyuki Kihara meets the Anthropocene by Nina Seja, Auckland

Shigeyuki Kihara, German Monument, Mulinu’u, 2013, type-C photograph, edition 5/5 + 2 AP; Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; image courtesy the artist and M... more >

   05 My big ugly art world: Grayson Perry on Aboriginal art and how to be undiplomatic in the history wars by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, London

Grayson Perry, My Pretty Little Art Career, 2003, glazed ceramic, Speyer Family Collection, New York; image courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London; © Grayson Perry

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   06 Depicting durchblicke: The wall works of Klaus Moje by Nola Anderson, Canberra

Klaus Moje, Floating Red, 2000, fused and cold worked glass, 152 x 152cm, Australian National University Collection, Canberra; image courtesy the artist; photo: Rob Little

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   07 A desirous mind: Matthys Gerber at the MCA by Max Delany, Sydney

Matthys Gerber, L’Origine du Monde #1, 1992, oil on canvas, Barber Cottier Collection, Sydney; image couresy and © the artist; photo: Ashley Barber

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   08 Multiple flows: ‘Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms’, the 14th Istanbul Biennial by Julie Ewington, Istanbul

Adrián Villar Rojas, The Most Beautiful of All Mothers, 2015, site-specific installation, organic and inorganic materials; photo: Kubra Karacizmeli

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   09 Through a glass darkly: ‘Myth + Magic’ at the NGA by Diane Losche, Canberra

Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, exhibition views, National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra; images courtesy the NGA, Canberra

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   10 Slow burn: Robyn Backen’s ‘If you do not speak, do I speak for you?’ by John Murphy, Sydney

Robyn Backen, If you do not speak, do I speak for you?, 2015, installation view, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney, 2015; photo: Ian Hobbs

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   11 Continental drift: Derek Kreckler’s ‘Accident & Process’ at PICA by Marco Marcon, Perth

Derek Kreckler, Holey #1, 2003, installation view, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), 2015; type-C digital prints, aluminium spheres, cast vinyl, wooden plinths; 120 x 2... more >

   12 Robert MacPherson: Everyone, everything, everywhere by Daniel Thomas, Brisbane

Robert MacPherson, 17 Frog Poems (for G.N. & A.W. (who by example) taught the kinder way), 1987–89, installation view, ‘Robert MacPherson: The Painter’s Reach’, Gallery of Mod... more >

   13 Peter Rushforth OA 1920 – 2015 by John Freeland

Peter Rushforth at his Shipley studio in the Blue Mountains; image courtesy Rebecca Berrell

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