Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recently Seen / Distinct Ambiguity - GRAFT Architects at Haus am Waldsee

Recently I saw an exhibition at an art space out of Berlin at Haus am Waldsee The exhibition Distinct Ambiguity profiled a series of projects completed by GRAFT Architects Based in Berlin, Los Angeles and Beijing, GRAFT “creates architectural hybrids which take up current cultures of taste and debates on method and reflect on political as well as aesthetic issues”. The exhibition consisted of a variety of components, from architectural models, plans, videos, installations, prints, objects etc demonstrating the creative processes involved from inception to outcome. There is an overwhelming amount of work is on display, however one project which stood out was PINK in collaboration with Brad Pitt (ofcourse!) in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. Check out this clip below about the PINK Project.

Though the series of projects are diverse in scale, outcome and clients, the thread of continuity is GRAFTs’ ability to elegantly combine innovative design with a social conscience and an environmentally sensitive approach of cross disciplinary excellence. I loved it.

The rear of the building which backs onto a lake.

And some cool apartment you can rent at the back of the gallery
Haus am Waldsee

Saturday, January 14, 2012

WONDERLAND: New Contemporary Art from Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

I am pleased to announce that I will be showing several sculptures from the Revolutions series in a group show entitled WONDERLAND: New Contemporary Art from Australia at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan curated by Antoanetta Ivanova, Associate Senior Curator, International Art, MOCA Taipei. 

As the title suggests the show is a survey of contemporary practionners from Australia, and accompanying the exhibition will be a 200 page colour catalogue in English and Chinese. The exhibition will go from the 10th of February to the 8th of April 2012. If you are interested in purchasing a catalogue email me at and I will let you know how you can do this.

You can download a free copy of the catalogue which accompanied the Revolutions exhibition at Freerange Gallery  in Perth, Western Australia here

Other WONDERLAND artists are Kristy Boyle, Bindi Cole, Daniel Crooks, Anna Davern, Alex Davies, Julie Dowling, Matthew Gardiner, Matthew Gingold, Chris Henschke, George Khut, Fiona Lowry, Jasmine Targett, Jess MacNeil, Jon McCormack, Cath Robinson, Julie Ryder, Kuuki (Priscilla Bracks, Gavin Sade), Kylie Stillman, Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski, Martin Walch and Yvette Coyle.

For more information about MOCA Taipei check out their website

A good start to 2012! Now all I want is some snow in Berlin!