Tony Albert’s art practice interrogates contemporary legacies of colonialism in a way that prompts the audience to contemplate elemental aspects of the human condition. Weaving together text appropriated from popular music, film, fiction, and art history, along with clichéd images of extraterrestrials, photographs of his family in Lucha Libre, and an immense collection of “Aboriginalia” (a term the artist coined to describe kitschy objects and images that feature naive portrayals of Aboriginality), the artist presents a tapestry of ideas that makes us question the flimsy line that inscribes and ascribes difference.
Albert has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Musée d’Aquitaine, France; Singapore Art Museum; National Museum of China; and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He was also included in the 10th Biennial of Havana, and the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. In 2014 he won the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. He is well represented in collections within Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian War Memorial, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and QAGGOMA. This year he unveiled a major new monument in Sydney’s Hyde Park dedicated to Australia’s Indigenous military service men and women.
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Dylan Gauthier works at the intersection of new media, architecture, ecology, and critical urbanism. His work takes the form of soundtracks, publications, images, websites, videos, environmental research, and social sculptures. His research-based artistic practice explores the residues of temporary occupations, interventions in public space, invisible infrastructure, and utopian systems. Gauthier is a founder of the Sunview Luncheonette, a social center and cooperative space located in a former diner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and of the artist-activist-boatbuilding collective Mare Liberum.
Dylan Gauthier (born 1979, Santa Monica, California) is an artist, writer, and curator based in Brooklyn, NY, where he has lived since 2002. Gauthier is co-founder of Mare Liberum, a longtime collaborator with Red76, and founder of Luncheonette, an art and social space located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. His work has been presented in museums and galleries including the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, MASS MoCA, The Walker Art Center, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, Parsons School of Design, Printed Matter Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, C.C.A.D., ISSUE Project Room, the Boston Center for the Arts, PsyGeoConflux Festival, Flux Factory, the Wassaic Project, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. He holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, where he currently teaches in the Film and Media Department.
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Anita Molinero’s work is a cataclysm linked to moments of its creation. The objects, subjects and materials which she uses slip out of the boundaries of the identity principle of cause and effect. We are more likely in the presence of a demonstration of the theory of disasters. (Text by Xavier Douroux, 2014)
Anita Molinero (Born in 1953 in Floirac, France) lives and works in Paris. She teaches in various art schools in Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris, and Bogota.