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How many people does it take to install an Anish Kapoor sculpture?
In the case of My Red Homeland, on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney until April 1, the answer is
ni ne people – a surprisingly smal l number given it weighs 25 tonnes i n total. Th e work, made from red wa x that occupies a n
e ntire room of the galler y, a rrived in 56 ba rrel s weighing 200kg each. Other hefty works by the India n sculptor include Memory
(a 24-tonne s teel pod, also given its ow n room) a nd Sky Mirror (a 10-tonne stai nless steel dish located on the museum’s law n).
My Red Homeland (installation view), (2003), by Anish Kapoor. Photography Alex Davies.
Grow Your Own by James Angus.
“We want it on the
of the Guggenheim,
Style. It means we
are serious about
the arts, but fun –
what we are on
the Gold Coast.”
– Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate on his
K-pop vision for the city’s cultural precinct,
slated for completion before
the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
(201 2), by
of the artist and
“As more and more pictures are taken on smartphones, shared
on social media, then lost to the cacophony of the digital universe,
meaningful images have become too scarce. However, those
photographs that are very good, that are meaningful... will be
greatly valued... Collecting the best of Australian and international
photography needs to be taken far more seriously. We need to
isolate the key Australian images from the best photographers and
acquire them – from $5000 to $50,000 plus per image. We need
to do this before a slumbering market really wakes up.”
– Sydney art dealer Michael Reid on the rise of digital photography; part of an article on
Art Market Monitor tweeted to more than 300,000 people in 48 hours.
Locals call it ‘the cactus’, n ow a leading Perth academic has put for ward
his ow n (rather mo re eloqu en t) criticism of Grow Your Own – the $1
million scu lptu re by James A ngus in Fo rrest Place. A sso ciate Professo r
in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art at the
Uni versity of Western A ustralia, Darren Jo rgensen, told ABC radio
recen tly: “ It’s very mu ch like 20th centu ry sculptu re, in w hich artists were
trying to make big objects you looked up to, that were i ntimidating in
their su blimity. B ut the days of plon ked down sculpture a re over... a rt of
the 21st centu ry n eeds to be a little mo re interac tive a nd user-friendly. A
little less about the artist and more about the people around the artist.”
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