This week we’re highlighting some of the ways that artists seek to engage their audience. Whether through talks, performance or mail, artists are breaking out of the white cube and inviting into a dialogue with them.
Kudos Live: Intimate Circulation
Curated by Audrey Pfister and Em Size and part of Kudos Gallery’s program, this month four artists will mail out their work to those who register before 11.59pm, April 24. Dealing with relationships, familial, sexual and more, each of the artists has composed a work that can be individually sent to an audience member, some via email, others physical mail. Sign up below.
April At Firstdraft
This month’s exhibitors at Firstdraft in Woolloomooloo will involve themselves with their art and their audience in a series of talk. Held monthly, the artists talks at Firstdraft offer a way for audiences to develop a deeper communication with the artworks and the artists who’ve produced them. This month’s program includes works engaging with diasporic identity, physical and virtual detritus and an immersive, scent based exhibition by Sundari Carmody.
April 26, 6 - 7pm
13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo
Keynote Lecture: Marcel Duchamp
Opening the Art Gallery of NSW’s survey exhibition of the work of this renowned French-American conceptual artist will be a public lecture by Matthew Affron. The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Affron will have an intimate knowledge of the works on display at the AGNSW as all are sourced from his institution.
April 27, 2pm
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Rd
SAMO is DEAD
A new play exploring the creative process of young minds, this work draws upon the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat in framing the lives of three individuals, lost to those around them and perhaps themselves.
Tue, Wed, Fri, 7pm - Sat, 1pm, 7.30pm
Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St.
Note: SAMO is DEAD creative team-members Jodi Rabinowitz and Dani Maher are contributors to Backyard Opera.