See my review of the 3rd Indigenous Art Triennial 'Defying Empire' at
the National Gallery of Australia
Sasha Grishin will make the opening presentation at Sylvia Tuccimei's Flower Power exhibition on Monday, March, 27 2017 @ 6 pm at the Residence of the Italian Ambassador 78 National Circuit Deakin 2600 ACT.
Flower Power is composed of three sculptures of identical shape of decreasing size, from the largest measuring 300 cm in width to the smallest measuring around 150 cm, for a total weight of 800 kg, made of entirely reflecting stainless steel. Flower Power has been realized in Italy thanks to the patronage of OMCF, Florence. Over 20 people have worked at the creation of the sculpture. It was selected to be part of the international sculpture exhibition Sculpture by the Sea in 2016. Flower Power will be now permanently exhibited at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Canberra
Sasha Grishin reviews George Gittoes' autobiography Blood Mystic for the 'Sydney Review of Books'.
Read 'Through the Contemporary Darkness' here.
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture will be hosting a contemporary Stations of the Cross exhibition which will be opened on March 17 at the Chapel of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.
The evening begins with a curator's tour by Rev Dr Douglas Purnell OAM at 6pm followed by the official opening by Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, at 7pm.
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Awakening the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference with Laurence Freeman OSB
8 July, 2017: 11.00- 11.50 Sasha Grishin: Paths of Revelation through Meditation on the Iconography of Russian and Byzantine Icons.
Awakening the Sacred is the fifth in a series of conferences presented by The Sacred in Literature and the Arts (SLA) community of interest at ACU that brings Australian and international writers, artists, musicians, academics, religious and members of the general public together to discuss the interplay between the arts and the sacred. Previous conferences have included Writing the Sacred (2012), Addressing the Sacred (2013), Sounding the Sacred (2014) and Grounding the Sacred (2015).
Friday 7 July – Saturday 8 July 2017 Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135
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Giuseppe Modica was born in Mazara del Vallo in 1953. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, and now lives in Rome, where he is full professor of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. A “solo traveler” who does not easily assimilate with other group tendencies, he is a “metaphysically new” originator who combines tradition with innovation. Modica has been appreciated by art historians and critics such as M. Fagiolo, V. Sgarbi, G. Giuf-
frè, and C. Strinati, and by great writers like L. Sciascia and A. Tabucchi. Modica has exhibited his works at prestigious solo exhibitions in Milan, Rome, Paris, Cologne, Bologna, Florence and Palermo, as well as at organisations, institutions and museums: Aosta, Tour Fromage; Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti; Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi; Roma, Complesso del Vittoriano; Arezzo, Galleria Civica; Palermo, Loggiato di San Bartolomeo; Marsala, Galleria Civica; Roma, Palazzo Venezia. His works have also been on show at international art festivals such as: VIII International Cairo Biennale; XIII Rome Quadriennale; VI Biennial of Engraving, Milan; Novecento Siciliano, Minsk, Moscow, Barcellona and Palermo; Milano Arte Italiana 1968-2007, Palazzo Reale; 54th Venice Biennale, Arsenal, Italian
Exhibition of paintings by Giuseppe Modica in the presence of the artist
Opening night Thursday, 8 December 2016 @ 6 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Level 4, 125 York St. Sydney
The exhibition will be opened by
H.E. the Ambassador of Italy Pier Francesco Zazo
Introduction by Emeritus Professor
Alexander (Sasha) Grishin AM, FAHA
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
RSVP by Friday, December 2 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 9261 1780 The exhibition will continue until Friday, 27 January 2017
Opening hours: Mo-Th 9.30 am to 5.30 pm - Fr 9.30 am to 1 pm
Pavilion; Bad Frankenhausen Panorama Museum.
The Mayor, Councillor Peter Abelson and fellow Councillors of Mosman cordially invite you to
Works on paper by Ruth Faerber from the Mosman Art Collection
To be opened by Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA Australian National University
6.30pm, Friday 2 December 2016
Mosman Art Gallery, Cnr Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman RSVP by Tuesday 29 November2016 www.trybooking.com/237247
Ruth Faerber is an important artist in the history of Australian printmaking and hand-made paper based art forms.
Recognised nationally for her role as educator, critic and artist, Ruth has also been a three time winner in the non-painting category of the Mosman Art Prize during the 1970s and 1980s. As a result of these acquisitions as well as generous donations from the artist to the Gallery, we are fortunate to be able to display a series of works spanning five decades of her artistic career.
During this exhibition period there will be additional selected highlights from the Mosman Art Collection on display including works by Noel Counihan and John Brack.
image: Ruth Faerber, Every age is a dream that is dying, 2003, Mosman Art Collection
MOSMAN ART GALLERY Cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road, Mosman NSW 2088
Tel: (02) 9978 4178 Fax: (02) 9978 4135 Email: email@example.com www.mosmanartgallery.org.au Opening hours: 10am – 5pm, 7 days. Closed public holidays.
Sasha Grishin has published a review of the 'Nude from the Tate' exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in The Conversation. Connect to Sasha's review here.
Wednesday 23 November, 6pm - 7:15pm
Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA is the author of more than 25 books on art, including Australian Art: A History, and has served as the art critic for The Canberra Times for forty years. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra; Guest Curator at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Honorary Principal Fellow, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Melbourne.
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