Focusing on the work of Canberra-based artists, Art, Not Apart 2017 is a one-day festival featuring exhibitions, performance art, music, installations, site-specific interventions, film projections, dance parties and pop-up food and drink. Based around the theme ‘Shake It Up’, this year’s event explores “new perspectives in and through art” from a distinctly Canberran perspective.
This year, the festival is hosted in the NewActon precinct and the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). Highlights include the screening of Philipe Mora’s documentary film Monsieur Mayonnaise, while the Shake It Upexhibition takes place at Hotel Hotel’s Nishi Gallery, showcasing the work of numerous emerging and established Canberra artists. Moving into the evening, the NFSA’s 1920s hall and courtyard hosts Sound and Fury – the official adults-only performance art after-party. Directed by Chenoeh Miller, Sound and Fury is a celebration of music, theatre, dance, spoken word and live art, which Chenoeh describes as a “debaucherous kind of night”. Closing out the event, F-ck Art, Let’s Party brings together DJs, producers, interstate artists and immersive installations across two stages running until 5am.
China’s nightclub scene emerged in the early 1990s as a crucial place for collective gathering, quickly becoming a new meeting place for intellectuals and artists where radical ideas and thoughts could be freely exchanged.
Today, Chen Wei has painstakingly researched, recreated and photographed a visual archive of '90s Chinese club culture in an effort to document these revolutionary settings
Critic, curator, editor and provocateur Mimi Zeiger has written three books on tiny houses. Now, she turns to utopia: how do speculative fictions and futurisms drive architecture? Her hometown of Los Angeles is a case in point, a depository of radical dreams, be it Afro-Futurism or a promise of downtown walkability
Carine Thévenau documents and examines deserted playground relics of the Japanese 1980s financial boom (and bust). The abandoned structures create a visual silence, allowing room for curiosity and critical thought. This interval, referred to as “Ma” in Japanese philosophy, is defined as a space between, or a pause that enables space for emotion, thought and life to pass through it