Justin Clemens


Justin Clemens
Justin Clemens writes about contemporary Australian art and poetry. He teaches at the University of Melbourne.



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Dating longing

arts

The work of Mutlu Çerkez

John Howard in Toytown

John Howard

Hip politics at the Sydney Museum of Contempory Art

Sunshine State

Arts

The radiance before the disaster. The indomitable St Petersburgers.

‘Albrecht Dürer: Master of the Renaissance’ NGV International

arts

If the gap between PR claim and reality is notoriously vast, this is one promo that tells it like it is: the National Gallery of Victoria really does have a stunning collection of Dürer’s work. A smirking maiden is embraced from behind by a wild man, …

Boy’s in a hood

arts

Ricky Swallow goes to Venice

‘3 Decades of Photography by Bill Henson’, National Gallery of Victoria

arts

A young man masturbates, his face and torso scattered across a sequence of photos. Blurry and disjointed, you never see the act itself. Passers-by are captured without knowing it, oblivious to their neighbours, strangers to themselves. Each mono-chrome …

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