CURATED PROJECTS (2000- 2015)
A year-long gallery project exploring visual representations of language; incorporating inter-textual, semiotic, linguistic and graphic approaches in the cultural and political sphere. Co-curated with Lynne Barwick, exhibitions include visual art, typography, artist books, concrete poetry and printed matter. The program of exhibitions, publishing and associated events commenced in March with the exhibition “Notes Towards a Future Feminist Archive”. The exhibition venue is at Cross Art Books, a specialist second-hand art bookshop at 33 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross, Sydney.
Openletter is an ongoing curatorial project creating a forum for the exhibition and discussion of Artists books and printed matter within contemporary art practise. The aesthetic emphasis is towards process based conceptual works and the mobility of exhibition within other viewing/reading contexts. The first exhibition was held at Loose Gallery in 2007 with the participating artists, Debra Phillips, Ruark Lewis, Linda Marie Walker, Jacky Redgate and Ross Gibson. Subsequent exhibitions have included ‘Blind as Text’(2009), ‘Anachronism, Gardenism’(2011) ‘Recycled Dreaming’ (2012) and Forthcoming ‘Paolo’ (2016)
LOOSE PROJECTS https://www.daao.org.au/bio/group/loose-projects/
Loose Projects was an experimental artist-run-initiative that operated in the Chinatown district of Sydney’s CBD between 2006 and 2007. Its core personnel consisted of the ten highly active local practitioners; Carla Cescon, Alex Gawronski, Ryszard Dabek, David Haines, Bronia Iwanczak, Anne Kay, Lisa Kelly, Jane Polkinghorne, Mark Titmarsh and Philipa Veitch. During its lifespan Loose Projects staged approximately 26 group and solo exhibitions that touched on everything from the politics of Biennale’s to the cultural principles of free exchange, from the aesthetics of waste to contemporary art as (black) magic.
The International Corporation of Lost Structures (ICOLS) was conceived by Suzanne Treister in 2000. It was subsequently developed collaboratively by Suzanne Treister and Bronia Iwanczak in 2001. ICOLS was an artist driven, international cross cultural collaborative organisation. Its primary manifestation was as an online site, mimicking a corporate structure which included departments’ titles such as; Department of Global Disenchantment, Department of Revolutionary Nostalgia, Department of Future Projections, Local Unit of Missing Links, Department of Global Nostalgia, International Department of Local Aesthetics, Department of Dislocated Memory. Other activities included performances, lectures, exhibitions and random acts of civil intervention. It’s purpose was as an investigation into, and commentary upon, our current position/s in relation to history, culture, nostalgia, communications and bio-technologies, global capitalism, aesthetics, ethics, belief systems and revolution. It was active betwee 2001- 2005.
Participants included; Projekgruppe, Linda Levinson, Steve Wigg, Janos Sugar, John Paul Bichard, John Ellison Davies, Nina Czeledy, Simon Poulter, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Tim Nohe, Alan Cholodenko, Helen Grace, Andrew Brighton, Jane Polkinghorne, Alice & William Crawford, Diana McCarty, Bruce Checefsky, Johannes S. Sistermanns, Julianne Pierce, Drew McCrae, Milos Vojtechovský, Zoë Reiter, Ken Bolten, Marek Kohn, Derek Kreckler, Ihor Holubizsky, Mckenzie Wark, Jyanni Steffensen, Carina Diepens, Tamas St. Auby, Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark, Julian Walker, Mark Kanak, Adrian Dannat, John Tonkin, Angus Trumble, David Broker, Roza El-Hassan, Richard Grayson, Laslo Laszlo Reversz, Melinda Rackham, Jacqueline Millner, Julian walker, Monica Ross, Linda Marie walker, John Barbour, Pat Naldi, Rebecca Cummins, Yuri Leiderman, Pam Brown, Susan Shultz, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Thomas Saenger , Theodor Barth, David Barratt.