UNFINISHED (...) TALK TALK

In addition to their exhibition  Unfinished Décor,  Robert Mangion and Peter Burke will present the performance lecture  Unfinished (...) Talk Talk.  More than a curatorial floor talk, it's a live sublimated appraisal, thawing the boundaries between creating, forming and experiencing art, giving way to a manifold of loose associations and Institutional mutations. Listen and follow the artists in and out of the gallery space as they attempt to establish contexts by which the artwork cannot be edified or concluded. Think porous, not staged and certainly not completed. Audience participation encouraged, maybe.  Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 1:30pm at Blindside, Melbourne.  Photo: Roberta Govoni

In addition to their exhibition Unfinished Décor, Robert Mangion and Peter Burke will present the performance lecture Unfinished (...) Talk Talk. More than a curatorial floor talk, it's a live sublimated appraisal, thawing the boundaries between creating, forming and experiencing art, giving way to a manifold of loose associations and Institutional mutations. Listen and follow the artists in and out of the gallery space as they attempt to establish contexts by which the artwork cannot be edified or concluded. Think porous, not staged and certainly not completed. Audience participation encouraged, maybe.

Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 1:30pm at Blindside, Melbourne.

Photo: Roberta Govoni

OFFICIAL WELCOME

Today  Attaché Case  was officially welcomed to its new home at Museum Victoria in Melbourne.  Attaché Case  is an exhibition of 41 miniature artworks inside a ‘low cost diplomatic bag’ that has been in the making since 2015. Asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne were invited create artworks that addressed their refugee experience. The artists, some of whom were living in detention centres, come from countries including Afghanistan, Columbia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In their artworks they explored diverse issues about detainment, political policies, optimism and waiting. Many artists wrote messages on the reverse of their artwork. The project [poignantly] captures the personal experience of refugees and gives voice to those who are seldom heard or seen.  Photo: Dr Moya McFadzean, Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, unlocking Peter Burke’s handcuffs at Museum Victoria.

Today Attaché Case was officially welcomed to its new home at Museum Victoria in Melbourne. Attaché Case is an exhibition of 41 miniature artworks inside a ‘low cost diplomatic bag’ that has been in the making since 2015. Asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne were invited create artworks that addressed their refugee experience. The artists, some of whom were living in detention centres, come from countries including Afghanistan, Columbia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Poland, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. In their artworks they explored diverse issues about detainment, political policies, optimism and waiting. Many artists wrote messages on the reverse of their artwork. The project [poignantly] captures the personal experience of refugees and gives voice to those who are seldom heard or seen.

Photo: Dr Moya McFadzean, Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, unlocking Peter Burke’s handcuffs at Museum Victoria.

Attaché Case.  Artists include: Mitra Ashanti, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, BHR, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Tadros Hanna, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehdi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez Osorio, Azizeh Khademi, Samaneh Malekshahi, Gyorgyi Marek, Margaret Mayhew, Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez, Eghbal Saki, Rayka,.Maryam Sepasi, Honey & Azizeh.

Attaché Case. Artists include: Mitra Ashanti, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, BHR, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Tadros Hanna, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehdi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez Osorio, Azizeh Khademi, Samaneh Malekshahi, Gyorgyi Marek, Margaret Mayhew, Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez, Eghbal Saki, Rayka,.Maryam Sepasi, Honey & Azizeh.

UNFINISHED: DÉCOR

The exhibition UNFINISHED: DÉCOR is running at Blindside ARI in Melbourne until 15 June 2019. Artists include Damiano Bertoli, Peter Burke, Robert Mangion, Elizabeth Newman, David Thomas .  Artwork: Peter Burke,  Findings (notes) , oil on wood panels, 2019.

The exhibition UNFINISHED: DÉCOR is running at Blindside ARI in Melbourne until 15 June 2019. Artists include Damiano Bertoli, Peter Burke, Robert Mangion, Elizabeth Newman, David Thomas.
Artwork: Peter Burke, Findings (notes), oil on wood panels, 2019.

Artwork: Peter Burke,  Findings (notes), Please Don’t Wash Your Dishes , oil on wood panel, 2019.

Artwork: Peter Burke, Findings (notes), Please Don’t Wash Your Dishes, oil on wood panel, 2019.

VOTE 1 THE BOOREAUCRATS

Vote 1 The Booreaucrats  (poster) at BOO, The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins, AAANZ, Melbourne, 2018 (with Ben Sheppard).

Vote 1 The Booreaucrats (poster) at BOO, The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins, AAANZ, Melbourne, 2018 (with Ben Sheppard).

PICK UP CLIPS

Sorting paperclips at BOO (The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins), AAANZ, Melbourne. Someone's gotta do it. Photo: Samira Ghasempour

Sorting paperclips at BOO (The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins), AAANZ, Melbourne. Someone's gotta do it.
Photo: Samira Ghasempour

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

Stamp. Press. Scrape. Pull. Stretch. Drag. Scratch. Tug. Oscillate. Roll. Unwind. Repeat.  What Goes Around Comes Around  is a never-ending installation in the making. Its continuous surface is both a palette and a canvas with only one side and only one edge. The inside becomes the outside and the front becomes the back. Visitors are invited to contribute to the live artwork as it expands and unravels over seven days. Not to be missed and never to be repeated.  The Biennale of Australian Art, Mining Exchange, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, from 22-28 September 2018.

Stamp. Press. Scrape. Pull. Stretch. Drag. Scratch. Tug. Oscillate. Roll. Unwind. Repeat. What Goes Around Comes Around is a never-ending installation in the making. Its continuous surface is both a palette and a canvas with only one side and only one edge. The inside becomes the outside and the front becomes the back. Visitors are invited to contribute to the live artwork as it expands and unravels over seven days. Not to be missed and never to be repeated.

The Biennale of Australian Art, Mining Exchange, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, from 22-28 September 2018.

Day 1 of What Goes Around Comes Around, a live painting in progress over five days this week at the Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat, Victoria.

Day 1 of What Goes Around Comes Around, a live painting in progress over five days this week at the Biennale of Australian Art in Ballarat, Victoria.

BOOREAUCRATS

Another investigation in progress by the Bureaucrats on Wadjemup (Rottnest Island, Western Australia), in collaboration with Ben Sheppard, December 2017.

Another investigation in progress by the Bureaucrats on Wadjemup (Rottnest Island, Western Australia), in collaboration with Ben Sheppard, December 2017.

UNFINISHED – SEARCH FOR THE MIRACULOUS

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Unfinished – Search for the Miraculous, a group exhibition by Robert Mangion, Peter Burke, Denise Honan, Marcel Feillafe and Lauren Kennedy.

Unfinished – Search for the Miraculous draws from a subject critical to art practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. 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.

Opening night: Wed 20 Sept 6-9pm

Five Walls Projects
Level 1/119 Hopkins St, Footscray
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Exhibition runs until Sat 7 Oct 2017

AIR CABINET

Coming soon! Air Cabinet in Bloemfontein, South Africa as part of the Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017.

http://www.vrystaatkunstefees.co.za/events.aspx?EventID=1172

Update

on 2017-07-10 20:48 by [Your Name Here]

Take, give a breath at festival

Taking a breath is the first thing humans do at birth and the last thing they do before they die. On average, a person takes about 16 breaths per minute, 960 breaths per hour and 23, 040 breaths a day. It is so natural that we do not think much about this action that keeps us alive.

Peter Burke, an Australian artist, will bring Air Cabinet to the Vrystaat Arts Festival. This very unique Public Art Project (PAP) is a “community service” intended to generate discussion around the value of the breath.

Air Cabinet features a public stall where individual samples of the human breath will be collected in test tubes. The samples will form an archive dedicated to the breath and people may take a free breath sample home to give to someone special or to keep,” Peter explains. 

The project forms part of Peter’s ongoing exploration of how art can engage with people in public spaces and create lively, off-the-cuff discussions about the value we attribute to things.

He developed Air Cabinet especially for the Vrystaat Arts Festival and says he is keen to discover the different types of breath that can be found in Bloemfontein – deep breaths, shallow breaths, anxious breaths, morning breaths and fresh breaths. 

“I expect Air Cabinet will bring an unexpected smile to those who encounter it and people may be surprised to learn how reveiling their breath can be.”

Anyone can take part in Air Cabinet, but as the number of collected breaths are limited, Peter urges people to get in early so they do not miss out.

Air Cabinet will be at Hoffman Square from 18 to 20 July, from 09:30 to 16:00, as well as at the Kovsie campus near the vrynge (near the badominton hall) on 21 and 22 July.

http://www.netwerk24.com/ZA/Bloemnuus/Nuus/take-give-a-breath-at-festival-20170705-2

BOO! THE BUREAU FOR THE ORGANISATION OF ORIGINS

TheBureau for theOrganisation ofOrigins (BOOexplores the national preoccupation with identity by examining Australia’s cultural self-evaluation leading up to, and ‘celebrated’ on, Australia Day.

ARTISTS | Rushdi Anwar, Peter Burke + Adele Varcoe, Linda Choi, Dale Collier, Peter Drew, Jaye Early, Megan Evans, Carly Fischer, Raafat Ishak + Tom Nicholson, Sean Lowry, Mayatili Marika, Wandjuk Marika OBE (c.1930–1987), Ramon Martinez-Mendoza, Performprint (Joel Gailer + Jenny Hall), Benjamin Sheppard, Nick Waddell, Elmedin Žunić

The ‘BOO’ is a collaborative and interdisciplinary visual arts project that converts the BLINDSIDE Artist run space into a working ‘bureau’ to comment on Australian identity on and around Australia day 2017. As a bureau, the project embodies the idea that the nation state essentially operates an administrative bureaucracy. The format supports the themes while providing a space to discuss and debate various issues regarding Australian identity as revealed through a range of artistic gestures and discursive events. The exhibition incorporates panel discussions, workshops and publications along with a range of carefully curated interdisciplinary art works. The ‘bureau’ context prompts dialogue around issues of heritage, place and belonging and the organisational systems that end up affecting everyday experience. 

The exhibition will be regularly activated by BOO artists and invited contributors during opening hours across the exhibition period. Benjamin Sheppard will be basing his drawing research in the Bureau for the entire exhibition period. Peter Burke + Adele Varcoe will be intermittently engaging with the gallery and surrounds and guest Artists will be invited to engage with the Bureau across the exhibition period. Elmedin Zunic will stage a performance of his Archaic Typewriter work at the opening on the 26thof January.

Artist/Curator | Benjamin Sheppard

Opening Night | Thursday 26 January, 6pm–8pm

Panel Discussion | Thursday 2 February, 6pm–8pm

Exhibition Dates | 26 January to 11 February 2017

ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Peter Burke: Please Love Me (Whaleburger Tokyo)

The Incinerator Art Gallery presents an exhibition of artworks with a strong focus on environmentalism and social activism, and looks to reinforce the idea that art can create deep and long lasting social change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667594656890833/

 

LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP


Have you ever found money in the street?

What did you do with it?

Find out how to make it a gift that keeps on giving.

Join us in a social experiment designed to morph your understanding of money and its real value in the world.

Take a risk. Question your assumptions about art and money.

Explore these ideas in the LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP, convened by artists Peter Burke and Louise Lavarack on Tuesday 18 October from 1pm to 3pm at Queen Victoria Market.

The workshop is free but places are limited to six people so book now via www.themechanicsinstitute.com

Workshop participants will meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria Street, Melbourne before going on to the workshop location.

The LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP is part of Trade School, a project hosted by The Mechanics Institute for the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, What Happens Now?, a City of Melbourne arts initiative.

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE

The Spanish Embassy is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition:

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG
RUNS FROM 17 NOV 2015 – 17 FEB 2016

WHERE: IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, 400 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE
(on the corner of William Street)

The suitcase is a symbol of every migrant, the beginning of the journey, the receptacle where each one of us puts what one considers most essential to bring when moving from one country to another. In a way you are what you put in your suitcase, your suitcase is a part of your identity that travels along with you. 

In this exhibition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain asked 15 of its Embassies around the world to work with artists from those countries or who were migrants in those countries. 

The artists were asked to use suitcases that fit into the luggage compartment of a low cost airline as exhibition space. Each suitcase was manipulated in whatever way the artist thought suitable and the full set of manipulated or ‘filled’ suitcases comes ready for public display in the gallery.

This is an object-based display in which the suitcase is a continuous element throughout the exhibition.

The first exhibition was first held in Madrid and it will then travel to each of the sixteen countries where the suitcases originated.

The briefcase work I have included in the show is made in collaboration with Mitra Ashtiani, BHR, Neda Daryabar, Alyana Eau, Eghbal, Sririhan Ganeshan, Dagmara Gieysztor, Khadija Haydari, Sakhidad Haydari, Zohreh Izadikia, Mehedi Jaghuri, Carmenza Jimenez, Mahelyeh Kalhour , Azizeh Kh., Honey Kh., Gyorgyi Marek, Samaneh Malekshahi, M. Mayhew, M.S., Noony, Minh Phan, Anthony Rodriguez and Maryam Sepasi.

IT'S HERE! LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG

WHERE: IMMIGRATION MUSEUM, 400 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE

The artists taking part in this exhibition are:

New York .us | Antonio Ortuño 

Montevideo .uy | Brian Mackern

London .uk | Carla Cruz

Santiago de chile .cl | Demian Schopf

Madrid .es | Gustavo Romano 

Auckland .nz | Paul Cullen 

Melbourne .au | Peter Burke

Munich .de | Rut Massó 

Oporto .pt | Rute Rosas 

Istambul .tr | Volkan Diyaroglu 

Paris .fr | Quique Ramírez 

México df .mx | Arcángel Constantini

Buenos Aires .ar | Ciro Múseres 

Stockholm .se | Isabel Löfgren 

Rome .it Luigi Pagliarini

São Paulo .br | Rafachel co.

Curated by Nilo Casares

http://comisario.net | Nilo Casares is a writer and art critic consultant

devoted to spreading and promotion of public and digital art.

Exhibtion continues until 17 February 2016.

LOW COST DIPLOMATIC BAG

The travelling exhibition Low Cost Diplomatic Bag reaches Melbourne on 17 December 2015 and will be presented at the Melbourne Immigration Museum.

TRASHLATION

TRASHLATION curated by the Basurama collective from Madrid opens this Tuesday 6 Oct at 6:30pm. Basurama research and reflect on consumption and disposal around the world. 

Location:
University Hall, Old Quadrangle, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010. Runs from the 6th to 16th October 2015, 10am-5pm (closed during the weekend) 

http://basurama.org/en/projects/trashlation/