Exhibition talks: We used to talk about love
Artists, writers and curators discuss artworks and ideas in the exhibition
We used to talk about love: Balnaves contemporary: photomedia includes photomedia, video, collage, sculpture and installation from Australian artists.
Image: Justene Williams Milk seeped in bread and rocked the leg 2012–13 (video still detail), 7-channel HD video installation, image courtesy and © the artist
Tim Silver, artist
Tim Silver’s sculptures are impermanent and meticulously constructed. Working across a range of materials including melted crayons and watercolour pigment, he is concerned with the idea of time and decay. In his talk, Tim discusses his new work Untitled (Rory grown up…), which was commissioned specifically for this exhibition.
Wednesday 13 February 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Adam Jasper, writer and lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
Adam Jasper is a lecturer in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a contributing editor to Cabinet and has written for Frieze, Bookforum and Art & Australia. Adam is also a contributor to the exhibition catalogue with an essay on the work of Darren Sylvester. In his talk, Adam discusses Darren’s work in the exhibition and how it relates to consumer culture and sad pop songs.
Wednesday 27 February 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Joel Mu, assistant curator, contemporary art, Art Gallery of NSW
We used to talk about love begins with a group of works that consider the body, desire and sexuality. Join Joel Mu in a discussion of these works – the fleshy photographs of Polly Borland, the folded photographs of Paul Knight, the slow sensual videos of Angelica Mesiti and the cinematic photographs of Darren Sylvester.
Wednesday 6 March 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Natasha Bullock, curator, contemporary art, Art Galley of NSW
We used to talk about love considers the complex nature of love’s emotions – from joy, elation and longing to loss, melancholia and memory. Through the work of 11 Australian artists, it explores how such intimate feelings can be expressed in the visual arts. Join the curator of the exhibition, Natasha Bullock, in a walkthrough of the exhibition and discover how it produces a kind of emotional journey.
Wednesday 13 March 2013 5:30pm – 6pm
Justene Williams, photographer, video and performance artist
Justene Williams’ work often channels the radical avant-garde movements of the early 20th century through a combination of video, photography and performance. In We used to talk about love, she has created a video installation that involves improvised actions, costumes, masks, cardboard, bread and compelling fabricated environments. Join Justene as she discusses her new work Milk seeped in bread and rocked the leg.
Wednesday 20 March 2013 5:30pm – 6pm