Australia Week in Review: Blink-182 Painted Bunnies, Indigenous Films in Berlin, and Living Sculptures
Missed our key stories this week in Australia? BLOUIN ARTINFO brings you a quick recap:
— Nicholas Forrest gets the lowdown on Sydney-born, New York-based artist Simon Greiner’s New Yorker “Dandy” Cover.
— Blink-182 commission a local up-and-coming Australian artist to paint the band’s mascot, a 1.5ft tall white vinyl bunny, as part of a competition to promote their upcoming Australian tour.
— The 2013 edition of Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, introduces a brand new Indigenous series featuring Australian Indigenous films including “Ten Canoes” and “Samson & Delila”
— Following the closure of Sydney’s Peloton Gallery due to a lack of government funding, Nicholas Forrest grills Arts NSW about their decision to deny Peloton the funding they need. Peloton’s last show, “Goodnight,” will open on March 8 and close on March 10.
— Gotye wins three Grammy awards then heads to Canberra to officially open the “Fractured Heart” interactive sculpture at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)
—We explore the recently announced collaboration between the Sydney Dance Company and Kaldor Public Art Projects. Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela will work with Allora and Calzadilla to create unique new choreography for their artwork “Revolving Door,” one of the unique artist performances for the major performance art exhibition “13 Rooms.”
— The Art Gallery of South Australia offer for sale a limited edition armchair by designer Khai Liew to help pay for the acquisition of “Collec+ors” for the Gallery’s permanent collection.