This Month's cover :
Ivan Durant, Two and a bit cows , 2001m acrylic on board. Courtesy of the artist. This work was on exhibition in Paddock to plate: Ivan Durant 1968 - 2004 , at the Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria, from 26 March to 30 May this year.

Issue 172
August 2004

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   10. TREVOR SMITH - A gatekeeper in every paradise: Paradise now? Contemporary art in the Pacific in New York
Lisa Reihana, Native portraits, n. 19897, 1977, mulit-media installation. Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. In mythology and religion, every paradise ha... more >

2. ROBERT COOK - Zero to one thousand to nothing
I have nothing to say about craft and have been saying it for ten years. I say nothing and it takes 750 words, 5000 words, for me to finisth. Here, its' 1000. That means I've got 964 to go.....Read... more >

   3. MARCO MARCON - Manifesta 5, 2004 in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Huseyin Alptekin, Hostal Pasaia (Capacity/Capacities &: hospitality), 2004. Photo Marco Marcon. For Manifesta 5, Alptekin used hotel name signs he had acquired in his travels, and hung them alo... more >

4. Books MARY EAGLE What's Wrong with Contemporary Art? by Peter Timms
Interesting people have moved purposefully away from the art scene before today.... more >

   5. ROSS WOODROW - Caricature finally triumphs at the Archibald Prize
Craig Ruddy, David Gulpilil, two worlds, 2004. Charcoal and graphite on wallpaper (detail). Photo Ben Rushton/tairfaxphotos. The news that a Sydney artist backed by a substantial fighting fu... more >

6. TAMARA WINIKOFF - Art, politics and ideology
It being election time, arts policies are busily being pulled out of drawers and dusted off, replenished and presented to the public, in particular to those of us with a vested interest.... more >

   7. MICHAEL DESMOND - On reason and emotion: Biennale of Sydney 2004
Helena Almeida, Sem titulo (Untitled), 1994 -95, black and white photographs, one with red acrylic paint (detail: single photograph). Collection of the Serralves Foundation, Museum of Contempor... more >

   8. LINDA MICHAEL - 2004: Australian culture now In Melbourne
Monica Tichacek, The shadowers,, 2004, still from digital video. Courtesy of the artist and Karen Woodbury Gallery. I keep thinking of 2004: Australian culture now as the caption for ... more >

   9. DANIEL THOMAS - FLeshly moralities: Ivan Durant in Melbourne
Ivan Durrant, The window, 1970, acrylic on board. Courtesy of the artist. He proposed his meat-themed exhibition Paddock to plate: Ivan Durant 1968 - 2004 to the Monash Gallery of Art... more >

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