Issue 276, December, 2014

   01 What’s new? - Tom Melick

Boris Groys, On the New, trans G. M. Goshgarian, Verso Books, London and New York, 2014, 208 pages

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   02 A collaborative approach: Sasha Grishin’s Australian Art: A History - Louise Mayhew

Sasha Grishin, Australian Art: A History, The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2014, 570 pages, AU$175

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   03 Akio Makigawa’s forms of persuasion - Patrick Hutchings

Jackie Cooper (ed.), Akio Makigawa, Macmillan Art, Melbourne, 2014, 565 pages, AU$175

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   04 A meme on the Murray - Clive Murray-White

Kevin Mortensen, Delicatessen, 1975, installation view, 6th Mildura Sculpture Triennial, 1975; (the work comprised a shop, several objects constructed by the artist hanging by ... more >

   05 Paused for contemplation: ‘Episodes: Australian Photography Now’ - En Young Ahn

Dong Gang Museum of Photography with 13th Dong Gang International Photo Festival posters featuring work by Koo Bohnchang and Christian Thompson, 2014;
photo: En Young Ahn
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   06 How to (read) things that don’t exist: Charles Esche in conversation with Zara Stanhope

Clara Ianni and Deborah Maria da Silva, Apelo (Plea), 2014, video, installation view, 31st Bienal de São Paulo, 2014; photo courtesy and © Pedro Ivo Trasferetti/Fundação Bienal... more >

   07 Notes from the north - Julie Ewington

Niki de Saint Phalle en train de viser, 1972, coloured black-and-white photograph from the film Daddy; © Peter Whitehead

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   08 In the ‘second degree’: Revisiting Paul Taylor’s ‘POPISM’ at the NGV - Anneke Jaspers

Robert Rooney, Portrait of Paul Taylor, 1984, cibachrome photograph, 20.1 x 30.4cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, purchased 1996; image courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Me... more >

   09 Close encounters with hyperreality - Michael Desmond

Chuck Close, Emma, 2000, oil on canvas; image courtesy Pace Gallery, New York; photo: Ellen Page Wilson, Pace Gallery, New York; © Chuck Close

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   10 Calculating the corporeal: ‘PULSE: Reflections on the Body’ - Claire Capel-Stanley

Jude Rae, Interior # 178, Meg, 2004, oil on linen, 40.5 x 38 cm; Canberra Museum and Gallery Collection; image courtesy the artist; photo: Brenton McGeachie

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   11 Continuums: William Wright in conversation with Kon Gouriotis

William Wright, Earth, 1996, acrylic on canvas, 196 x 196cm; image courtesy the estate of William Wright; photo: Geoff Kleem

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   12 The undead exhibition - Ann Stephen

Nouvelles histoires de fantômes [New Ghost Stories], installation view, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014;
photo: André Morin

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