REVIEW ARTICLES, COMMISSIONS

 

2018 What is contemporary art? Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane, 24 November 2018 – 28 April, 2019.  AICAHK/International Association of Art Critics, Hong Kong

2017   ‘Suitcases of rubbish on the beaches of Europe: Toward an end of world weariness’, Review of documenta 14. Eyeline, 88, 2017, ISSN 0818-8734

The foundling and the fire: improvised life between culturesGallery 4A Papers, No 2, April 2017 

2014   ‘‘A Sentimental Bond with the Product’: The Veneer of Time’, Sturgeon, Issue 2, June 2014

Sochi’s closing ceremony: the art, the circus and the spectacle’, The Conversation, February 25, 2014,

2013    Book Review: Claire Roberts, Photography and China, Artlink, Vol 33, No 4, Dec, 2013

2012   ‘Europe/Asia: Re-orienting Circuits of Influence’, Review of Russia’s Unknown Orient, Groningen Museum, Dec 2010-May 2011, International Association of Art Critics, Hong Kong, February
• Review of  Lu, Sheldon & Mi Jiayan (ed) Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge, Hong Kong University Press, 2009, Chinese Journal of Communication, Vol 5, No 1, March
• ‘The Noise and Feeling of Thought’: Review of Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Real Time, June 2012, Sydney

2009  B for Business in CforCulture, July 2009 (Review of Louis Vuitton collection exhibition, Hong Kong Art Museum)

2006 Review of Morris M, Li, S-L, Chan S C-K (eds) Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination and Action Cinema (Duke University Press/Hong Kong University Press, 2005) Metro, No 150, 2006, ISSN0312-2654 p221-222

2004  Gde Mama? (Where’s Mother?) Russian Resurrection Film Festival Report Senses of Cinema, Issue No 33, Oct-Dec, 2004;
'Pornography and photography: Interview with Alasdair Foster' Artlink, v.24, no.2, Jun 2004: 45-49
'Helmut Newton 1920-2004 [Obituary]' Photofile, no.71, Winter 2004: 64-65 ISSN 0811 0859
'Driving Force – Review of Reason and Emotion: 2004 Biennale of Sydney' (The Bulletin, June 22, 2004 62-3)
'Land of the Long White Installation' – Review of Public/Private (Tumatanui/Tumataiti) 2nd Auckland Triennial The Bulletin, April 27, 2004, 63-4, 
Review of Anne Marsh: The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire, Macmillan, 2003, Art & Australia, ISSN 0004-301 June 2004
 ‘Activating the Reader’: Review of Graeme Turner (ed) Film Cultures Reader (Routledge, 2002) Screening the Past Issue 16, 2004 ISSN 1328-9756
Review of Public/Private - Tumatanui/Tumataiti 2nd Auckland Triennial, Art & Australia, ISSN 0004-301, Sept, 2004

2002 'APT4: Islands of Promise in the Dark Waters of a New World Order'  Eyeline, Summer, 2002

Review of Barrett Hodsdon: Straight Roads and Crossed Lines: The Quest for Film Culture in Australia from the 1960s? (Bernt Porridge Group, 2001) ISBN 0 95799210 0 4 Metro, No 134, 2002, ISSN0312-2654

Review of BFI Classics: Yuri Tsivian: Ivan the Terrible & Richard Taylor: October, Senses of Cinema, Issue 21, July-August, 2002
As Radical as Reality Itself (Review of Susan Buck-Morss: Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The End of Mass Utopia in East and West (MIT Press, 2000): Postmodern Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press) Vol 12, No 1, September 2001 E-ISSN 1053-1920
Diana’s Legacy and its Relative Values (Sunday Age, July 22nd, 2001)

2000 Review of David MacDougall Transcultural Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1999), Screening the Past  (Issue 11, November 2000 ISSN 1328-9756)
‘Accomplished Madness’- Review of Las Folias, Hesperion XX, Adelaide Town Hall, March 4, RealTime, Adelaide Festival Edition, 7 March, p6-7

1999 Review of Mikhail Iampolski: The Memory of Tiresias: Intertextuality and Film  (University of California Press, 1998), Screening the Past, La Trobe University, Winter 1999

1998 Review of Mary Kelly: Imaging Desire (MIT Press, 1996) & Rosalyn Deutsche Evictions (MIT Press, 1996) UTS Review May 1998 ISSN 1323 1677

1997 Conference Report Post-Socialist Culture in a Global Context Conference, St Petersburg, 1996 Research Centre for Intercommunal Studies Newsletter, UWS, Nepean Sept 1997

Review of John Welchman (ed) Rethinking Borders (Macmillan, 1996) UTS Review Vol 3, No 2, Nov 1997 ISSN 1323 1677

1996 Review of Paul Carter: The Lie of the Land, (Meanjin, Vol 55, No 4, 1996) ISSN 0025 6293
Review of Condee/ Soviet Hieroglyphics: Visual Culture in Late Twentieth Century Russia (Indiana University Press 1995) - Media International Australia No 80, February 1996 ISSN 1324 5325

1995 'The Art of Improvisational Governmentality' - Review of Ian Hunter: Rethinking the School, UTS Review, Issue No 1, July 1995, ISSN 1323 1677

1993 Review of Robert Dessaix (ed) Australian Gay & Lesbian Writing: An Anthology (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Roberta Snow, Jill Taylor, (eds) Falling for Grace: An Anthology of Australian Lesbian Fiction (Blackwattle Press, 1993) Sydney Morning Herald Sept 15 1993

1992 'The Lie of the Land' Review Art & Text, Winter 1992 ISSN 1727 1182
Post Pop: Popular Culture, Nationalism & Postmodernism  - Review, Media Information Australia, Autumn 1992 ISSN 1324 5325
Review of Spence/Family Snaps/Walkerdine/Schoolgirl Fictions (Review) Screen, vol 33, No 1 spring 1992

1991  'Eating the Curate’s Egg: Cultural Studies in the Nineties' West, Vol 3, No 1, 1991 p46-49
'Beauty and the Beast' - Art Review, Sydney Star Observer, March 1991)
'Beyond Coming Out' - Art Review, Sydney Star Observer,February 1991)

1989 'Susan Norrie: Objet d'Art' Art & Text, No 31, Dec-Feb 1989, ISSN 1727 1182
'Revenge lifts a college murder above the flaws' - Book Review, Sunday Herald, August 1989, Melbourne
'Picturing Australia' - Book Review, Broadsheet, SA, October 1989

1988 'On the Edge of Life' Photofile, Winter 1988
'Contemporary Australian Photography' Art & Australia, Vol 26, No 1, Spring 1988
'Suburbs of the Sacred' - Review, Australian Book Review No 100, May 1988
'The silence of Bill Henson' - Review, Australian Book Review No 104, September 1988
'The seamier side of life' - Review, Australian Book Review No 105, October 1988 
Remembering Claire Johnston.Framework, No 35, 1988

1986 'Post-Partum Document' Refractory Girl, No 29, May 1986
'In The Frame' Artlink, June 1986, ISSN 0727 1239
'Mountains Out of Molehills' Art Network, Winter 1986. ISSN 0 158 4022
'The Shroud of Evidence' Photofile, Summer 1986.) ISSN 0811 0859

1985 'Framing Photography', Photofile, Australian Centre for Photography journal, Winter 1985 ISSN 0811 0859
'The Repetition of Difference' Photofile, Spring 1985 ISSN 0811 0859
'Photography and the Cinematic: An Interview with Ross Gibson' Photofile, 3:2 Winter 1985(with Geoffrey Batchen) ISSN 0811 0859

1983 'Reviewing Max Dupain'  Art Network, No. 9, Autumn 1983 ISSN 0 158 4022

1982 'Towards the Realm of the Merely Enjoyable - Politics & Fiction' Filmnews, Vol 12, No. 3, March 1982. ISSN 1036-8701
'The Getting of Wisdom - 1982'. Filmnews, Vol 12, No. 6, June 1982. ISSN 1036-8701
'Beyond Social Concern' Art Network, No. 5 Summer/Autumn 1982 ISSN 0 158 4022
"The Public Wants Features!"- The Creative Underdevelopment of Australian Independent Film Since the 1960's. Filmnews,Vol. 12, Nos 11/12, November/December 1982) ISSN 1036-8701
'Signs of Underdevelopment' (Review)  Photo-Discourse, Sydney College of the Arts, 1982. [With Charles Merewether]
'From the Margins' - Review, Lip, No. 6, 1981/2

1981 'Where Do Positive Images Come From?' Scarlet Woman, No 12, March 1981  [With Ann Stephen]
'A Comfortable State of Darkness'  Filmnews  Vol 11, No. 7 July 1981 [With Jeni Thornley] ISSN 1036-8701
'Violation: A Suitable Case for Treatment?' Filmnews  Vol. 11, No 10 October, 1981 ISSN 1036-8701

1980 'Marriage of Convenience: The Photography of Ansel Adams' (Halide, Sydney College of the Arts, Autumn 1980)[With Toni Schofield]

1979 'Six Photographers Visit C.S.R. - Saccharine & Bitter-sweet'. Filmnews Vol 9. No. 2, February, 1979) ISSN 1036-8701

1978 'Newcastle Cleaners Strike' Scarlet Woman, 1978 ISSN 0313 4423
'Australian Womens' Health Centres' Spare Rib -U.K., August 1978

1974 'Kills the pain, kills the patient[article on analgesic abuse] Mejane, Vol 2, No 2, April 1974