Andrew Atchison
Published by MADA Gallery, Melbourne, 2020, foldout poster (monotone ill.), 21 × 29.7 (folded), 84 × 59.4 cm (unfolded), English
Price: €5

Produced on the occasion of …(illegible)…, an exhibition that explored queer abstraction as a contemporary conceptual methodology. The term ‘queer abstraction’ describes the potential of an artwork to communicate something of lived queer experience(s) through seemingly non-referential, abstract visual language. This position makes space for a critique of the notion that artworks should present as explicitly, legibly queer according to signs or qualities allocated to the art-historical category of Queer Art.

Curated by Andrew Atchison and including artists Briony Galligan, Mathew Jones, Paul McKenzie, John Meade, Fiona Macdonald and Scott Redford.

Designed by Paul Mylecharane.

#2020 #andrewatchison #johnmeade #paulmylecharane #scottredford
Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance
Channon Goodwin (ed.)
Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2019, 448 pages, 10.8 × 17.6 cm, English
Price: €17

Permanent Recession: a Handbook on Art, Labour and Circumstance is an enquiry into the capitals and currencies of experimental, radical and artist-run initiatives in Australia.

Excavating a shared history of independent practice stretching back to the 1980s, this publication situates new research within a rich continuum of debate about the Australian artmaking context.

Part research, part advocacy document, part literature review, part reader, part position paper, Permanent Recession is a living contribution to current thought. As a handbook, it is a compilation of useful information in a compact and handy form.

Designed by Paul Mylecharane and Kim Mumm Hansen of Public Office.

#2019 #onomatopee #paulmylecharane #theory