RT116 Editorial

Caitlin Franzmann, Courtney Coombs, Focus, 2012, Fresh Cut exhibition

Caitlin Franzmann, Courtney Coombs, Focus, 2012, Fresh Cut exhibition

Caitlin Franzmann, Courtney Coombs, Focus, 2012, Fresh Cut exhibition

Our 2013 Arts Education feature, Utopias & Horrors, reveals the Zombification of tertiary education but salves the pain with utopian antidotes in which intimacy, the studio, laboratory and the transdisciplinary figure strongly.

Parts 2 and 3 of our Women + Performance column feature an interview with Melbourne director Anne-Louise Sarks and thoughts on the nature of female humour prompted by a performance night at the Backflip exhibition at the VCA.

While right-wing commentators regard Paul Clarke’s Whitlam, The Power & the Passion as left-wing, Dan Edwards in his On the Dox column takes exception to a conservative documentary with a severely limited viewpoint, poorly chosen commentators and a pop cliché style.

Ian Haig sees Paul McCarthy’s vast “psycho-sexual retelling” of Walt Disney’s Snow White at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, while Vincent Leveridge welcomes a “return of broader political art about Indigenous Australia” in Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention.

RealTime issue #116 Aug-Sept 2013 pg. 3

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19 August 2013