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martedì 19 gennaio 2016
Strategie di selezioni al padiglione australiano
Molto interessante il recente articolo del sito http://dailyreview.com.au/ di informazione australiana sulle dinamiche delle selezioni presso il Padiglione Australiano, eccovi una parte del testo il resto lo trovate nel sito
In the US last year there was widespread consternation when it was revealed that nearly one third of all museum shows there came from artists represented by just five commercial galleries.
In Australia a similarly small coterie of commercial dealers and collectors act as cultural gatekeepers for our taxpayer funded arts institutions. The commercial Sydney gallery Roslyn Oxley9 has during the past 33 years provided a staggering 11 artists from its stable as Australia’s representatives at the Australia Council- funded Australian pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
In Daily Review last year John Kelly caused a storm when he looked at the small circle who determined the choice of artist as our representative at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Our 2017 choice is no different. While Kelly admires the selection of Tracey Moffatt, he asks in the essay below, why, given such a small group of people have influenced our choice of artists for Venice for decades, it has taken them so long to choose an indigenous artist in a solo show as Australia’s representative?