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.

12 February 2015

Austria Australia et al

Some more of What's On : by coincidence, two new exhibitions in Australia by Viennese artists. 

Opening tomorrow at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Andreas Raabe Reiter : Attachments

Andreas Reiter Raabe  Attachments 2015  installation view

Also at Sarah Cottier Gallery, 
curated by Andreas Raabe Reiter :

John Armleder, Ross Bleckner, 
Andy Boot, Ernst Caramelle, 
Dejan Dikic, Dale Frank, 
Matthys Gerber, David Jolly, 
Linda Marrinon, Olivier Mosset, 
Dorothy Napangardi,
Andreas Reiter Raabe / Franz West,
Huseyin Sami, Anne Schneider, 
Peter Tyndall,Gordon Walters

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And, opened yesterday, the latest of the David Pestorius Projects at Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane :
Heimo Zobernig in Australia 1999–2015
"On the eve of Heimo Zobernig’s spatial intervention for the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015, David Pestorius is exhibiting a small survey of the Viennese artist’s work in Australia, a period which now spans more than 15 years." D.P.

Heimo Zobernig, installation view, Palacio Velazquez de El Retiro (Madrid), 2013
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...