Unfinished—Search for the Miraculous (2017) is initiated by Peter Burke and Robert Mangion who have developed a curatorial model for a group exhibition at Five Walls Projects. The project is in part mentorship and in part a discursive platform for experimentation with spatial, material and narrative structures, drawn out of a historic conceptual art context.
Unfinished—Search for the Miraculous draws from a subject critical to art practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. The project examines the term ‘unfinished’ in its broadest sense, including works left incomplete by their makers, which often give insight into the cryptic process of their creation. In this project, the unfinished is explored in cross-disciplinary ways, blurring the distinction between making and un-making, and extending the boundaries between beginnings and endings.
Participating artists: Robert Mangion, Peter Burke, Lauren Kennedy, Marcel Feillafe and Denise Honan.
Exhibition: Five Walls Projects, Footscray 21 September—7 October 2017.
Photography: Marcel Feillafe.
Pop-Dot Apple (2016-17) is a participatory art project by Keigo Ogaswara, a sculptor based in Japan. From 2011, Keigo has hand crafted more than 1300 ceramic apples. In a simple gesture, he gives each apple away, and invites the recipient to take a photograph of their apple. He then exhibits the photographs and shares them on social media. For Kiego, each individual apple represents a connection with a person, and the 1300+ apples form a pattern of dots on a collective map linking people from all around the world,
Curated by Peter Burke, this exhibition features the apples Keigo gifted to students and teachers at Victoria Polytechnic, together with individual contributions from Japan.
Exhibition: Vitrine, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne 20 February—14 April 2017