Sydney Contemporary’s dynamic public program will take place at different locations across Sydney, including the new Sydney Art Week initiative, offering a week full of art-inspired events. Talk Contemporary offers a series of free panel discussions exploring topical and, at times, controversial themes relating to contemporary art with leading figures across a diverse range of fields. Here we look at a few talks that are sure to inspire Design Hunters.
‘Does gender matter in art?’, is a panel discussion with actress Rachel Griffith, Artspace Director Alexie Glass-Kantor, MONA curator Jarrod Rawlins and artists Emma Price and Liam Benson.
‘How Australia sees itself through art’ will feature international gallerist Pearl Lam, with artists Fiona Hall, Abdul Abdullah and Christian Thompson. This talk explores Australian culture and how we represent ourselves to the world as a young country in the process of creating an identity.
The ‘Talent borrows, Genius steals’ discussion will look at appropriation in art, with artists Joan Ross and Sam Leach, and will be moderated by author and academic Rex Butler.
‘Post internet Art’ will focus on understanding the new revolutionary movement with Google’s Creative Lab Director Tom Uglow, collector Clinton Ng, and critic Andrew Frost who will moderate the talk.
‘Meet the Creatives’ is a talk that will speak to people across creative industries as they track their process, limitations and production, with artist Michael Zavros, architect Sam Marshall and moderator James Valentine.
For full details about Talk Contemporary and a complete list of talks, visit the Sydney Contemporary website.