In the lead-up to their upcoming exhibition, Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism(opening 15 December), ACCA will be hosting a panel discussion on the role and nature of feminism today. Co-curator of the exhibition, Paola Balla, will be joining academic and researcher Anne Marsh and Melbourne-based artists Atong Atem and Emily Floyd in a multi-faceted conversation tracing the history and future of feminism in contemporary times. The discussion will touch on the incredibly diverse range of feminist art practices in Australia, as well as emerging theories and concerns.
Main image: Sarah Goffman, I am with you 2017 (detail), cardboard, permanent marker, approx. 7.0 x 7.0 m. Courtesy the artist and ACCA. Photo by Andrew Curtis.
Western influence in Japan has a fascinating and turbulent history. Architect Keith Little looks at how that complex relationship is embodied in Tokyo's Kyudōkaikan, one of the few buildings to survive the rapid economic growth of the twentieth century. Recent restoration of the complex was funded through an innovative business model, which reflects the temple's masterful blending of the old and the new
Eavesdropping is a part of life: we hear things that are not intended for us all the time. Yet the word’s meaning has changed over time. For our second collaboration with Liquid Architecture, sonic artist and researcher Sam Kidel has prepared us a mixtape that uncouples voice and personhood: “I created the mix as a tool for feeling into unsettled experiences of voice.”
Gregory Lorenzutti was working in Tacloban City when he met a group of young performers preparing for the first fiesta since Typhoon Haiyan had devastated the region, 18 months earlier. In this photography series, Lorenzutti captures the beauty of Filipino queerness, and the complex story of how LGBTIQ families were affected by the city's rebuilding