Peter Robinson: “Migrateur”

Artist Peter Robinson, exhibiting in Berlin, described in ArtForum as “[fitting] the profile of the artist as a global player … a migrateur in the emphatic sense.” Aware of his edge exoticism but fused in global media culture, his Venice installation mixed premodern Maori myth with cybernetic models. Harald Fricke reviews his recent collection of 25 drawings, which fuse ‘kiwi style’ appropriation of pop iconography with “high-brow” theoretical explorations. Fricke: “[Robinson’s works] are about weathering the contradictions that arise from the mixing of cultures. For him, equanimity and vexation about this state of affairs go hand in hand.”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…