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Panoptic Press || Artistic Visualisation

Established Artist Index: this page is still in development and will be re-launched in early January 2018.

Susan Best is an art historian with expertise in critical theory and modern and contemporary art. Her book, Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde (London: I.B. Tauris, 2011) focuses on four women artists of the 1960s and 70s: Eva Hesse, Lygia Clark, Ana Mendieta and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. It shows how their work transforms the avant-garde protocols of the period by introducing an affective dimension to late modern art. The project was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery grant. © Susan Best all rights reserved.

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Rex Butler I Am You Are We Are Australia:  “What do a series of works called ‘Australia’ done by artists who do not come from Australia have to tell us about ourselves? Equally, what does the presence of paintings of gumtrees throughout European modernism have to tell us about the Australian landscape tradition? Perhaps, in a way, we are all Australian, even those that were not born here. Perhaps “Australian” art can be made overseas by artists who are not Australian”. © Rex Butler all rights reserved.

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Renata Buziak: “When we look at the abstractions of startling photographic beauty Renata Buziak designates as Biochromes, we are immediately struck by thoughts of the transubstantiative atemporality of nature. This art/science endeavour holds an authenticity comparable to Eaweard Muybridge’s emblematic images of galloping horses that for many marked a moment where “technological perception definitively outstripped the human eye and ushered in a new mode of seeing”. © Simon Marsh all rights reserved.

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Robert Andrew Recalibrating Country: “…and at a relatively early stage of his career the works impact as holding a maturity and knowledge beyond the artists years. This has the affect of exhibiting a combined ancestral awakening that is gently guiding Robert Andrew into playing a role of mediation between himself, between cultures and country. This is the conversation we all need to attenuate – we need to navigate these dualistic binaries – when viewing Andrew’s…” © Simon Marsh all rights reserved.

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Carolyn Mckenzie Craig: “Print making is often considered one of the more menial mediums throughout contemporary art practice. However when we look forward from say Goya, we can clearly see print making involved in the distribution and subversion of knowledge: providing it, instituting it and importantly challenging acquired knowledge. And it is this form of disruption that can clearly find the viewer and artist inhabiting a space of artistic rupture”. © Carolyn Craig all rights reserved.

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Chris Inwood Life Is 2013: “Each portrait is, in some ways, a recorded failure of the medium to capture some truth of the subject. Each figurative portrait falls conceptually short of the subject, and in the artists eyes, fails to be anything more than an evocation. This is most clearly expressed in Masquerade and Identity. In many ways the suggestion is presented that the only true portrait is the palette; the only truth to the image is the…” © Jonathon R. McWilliam all rights reserved.

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Judy Millar: BeDoBeDoBeDo