TNNP at c3

The News Network Project at c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 11 April – 6 May, 2018.

Alison Alder, Marian Crawford, BaT & Emboss, Neil Emmerson, Richard Harding, Trent Walter and Marion Wassenaar.

The News Network Project examines the dissemination and ubiquity of the News, and the relationship of this dispersal of information to the fine art print. This network of artists responds to current events and explore how the fields of the news, current events, the print and contemporary art intersect. Printed materials have a particular, historical relationship with current events that are made public in newspapers, magazines, websites and other media outlets. Responding to and recontextualising these materials, The News Network Project pairs the print’s capacity for sharing and spreading topical information with the special significance of the print as fine art object utilising strategies of repetition, authenticity and repositioning.

Works: Alison Alder Annotated News: Series 1-10, 2018; Marian Crawford Fake pearls, 2018; Emboss & BAT Panama Papers 2016-2018; Neil Emmerson The Picnic 2004; Richard Harding Pinkwashing 2018 & Silence and Boy Citizen 2017; Trent Walter Island Island  2018 and Marion Wassenaar 1/1200 Let’s Do This 2018.

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