David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.


11 November 2019

Chatterbox : A Two Lip Mania


“Anuses on Stems”? Parisians React to Jeff Koons’s Gift to the City :

Hyperallergic spoke with Parisians and tourists to hear their opinion of the artist’s controversial gift to the city, a monumental “Bouquet of Tulips.” 


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Editors view : 

Void Mother is abundant, the equal of our ceaseless impregnations. Those who see "anuses on stems" probably have shit for brains. Nothing wrong with that : cause and effect.

HAND SPACE view : 
       

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05 November 2019

meta-TAR


This 1960 painting - Lambda 2 - by Morris Louis goes to auction at Sotheby's New York next week :

SEEING IN COLOR: ABSTRACTION FROM A DISTINGUISHED NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

The scarf and the second coat...


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04 November 2019

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Mills College Art Museum Presents In Plain Sight and Invites Deep Looking

 castaneda/reiman, installation view of Untitled Landscape (system 
 and structure), 2019. Printed drywall and metal, wood.

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01 November 2019

Mass Movement : To and From a Critique of Pure Critique


Under the JSTOR category Education & Society, this image was run today under the article headline The Critique of Pure Marathon by Amanda Parrish Morgan.
   

Funambulist thoughts cross the meta-way 
from that image to the work of John Brack,  
from his Collins St, 5p.m. to his tabletop     
mass movements of pen|cils
  

 John Brack, Collins St. 5p.m. 1955                      Collection NGV


 John Brack, Crossing, 1978                    Collection Monash Uni

Another stage along the way...


 John Brack, Departure and Arrival, 1980


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27 October 2019

Three Views of Emptiness ] TAR in the gallery of C.T.Loo ( and One View of Emptiness

  

  Photographs by Nina Leen (1950) published in LIFE Magazine.
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25 October 2019

I Spent Three Hours Staring at an Anthill


I Spent Three Hours Staring at an Anthill
by James MacDonald
JSTOR : 21 October 2019


  from Collected Papers on Ants, 1905  via Wikimedia Commons
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21 October 2019

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18 October 2019

Sayed Mirwais Rohani


MEDIA RELEASE - Refugee Action Coalition Sydney

MANUS REFUGEE SUICIDES IN BRISBANE : OFFSHORE DETENTION CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM


A 32 year-old mentally-distressed Afghan refugee, Sayed Mirwais Rohani, has committed suicide in Brisbane. The Afghan doctor jumped to his death from the 22nd floor of a Brisbane hotel on Tuesday, 15 October.

Mirwais is the seventh Manus refugee death.

Mirwais was brought to Australia from Manus Island in 2017, as his mental health badly deteriorated following his detention on Manus Island in September 2013. He had been living in community detention in Brisbane for the last year.

The tragedy is shocking tale of deliberate abuse and neglect.

Mirwais had a medical degree from a Chinese university which is recognised by Australia. He completed his degree in English and spoke 6 languages. He offered to work in the Lorengau hospital for free and was moved out of the Lombrum detention centre on that basis. Despite being moved he was not allowed to work in the hospital.

As his mental health declined he was attacked, beaten and imprisoned.

His father, a refugee living in Britain, travelled to Manus Island in 2016 in an effort to have him released so Mirwais could join his parents in Britain. Peter Dutton refused the request on the basis that Mirwais was over 18.

There was a second attempt to try to get Mirwais to join his family in Britain after he was moved to Australia. That attempt also stalled with Peter Dutton and the Department of Home Affairs. His father visited Mirwais again in 2018.

“Manus Island, offshore detention and Peter Dutton are responsible for yet another refugee death,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition, “In 2010, Australian of the Year, Patrick McGorry, labelled detention centres ‘factories of mental illness’. Mirwais death is yet more evidence of the damage that offshore detention is doing. It’s time offshore detention was ended.”
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"We extend our sympathies to the individual’s family. To ensure we respect their privacy, no further information will be released," a Home Affairs Department spokesperson said in a statement.

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15 October 2019

Label-Crazed Triple-Gourd Void Vase Regard




Above, 19th century celadon crackle glazed porcelain gourd vase of good scale. This vase employs a delightfully pale shade of celadon glaze. The cracquelle surface is especially pleasing as it exists in two shades: jet black lines over much fainter and lighter crazing. 

Below, Label-crazed triple-gourd void vase regard.

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14 October 2019

Picture Club


AGWA Foundation Picture Club

10.30am, Monday 21 October 2019

Don't miss the October edition of Picture Club, as the Guides lead Members on a fascinating and insightful tour of one of AGWA's newest exhibitions.

Meet us at the main reception desk before proceeding through to the Gallery for a deeper insight into a current display under the expert guidance of our Gallery Guides, followed by tea, coffee and conversation in the Foundation Clubroom.

Please RSVP by Sunday 20 October to foundation@artgallery.wa.gov.au

We also hope to see you on Monday 18 November, where we will be enjoying some festive cheer in the Foundation Clubroom as we celebrate the final Picture Club for 2019!



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ARTWORK CREDITS

Fritz Kos  Art Gallery of Western Australia 1979 (detail).
State Library of Western Australia. Sourced from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia and reproduced with the permission of the Library Board of Western Australia. (224275PD).

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