Miriam Cosic


52 ENTRIES Miriam Cosic is a Sydney-based journalist and author.


Installation view of the Kandinsky exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, showing three framed abstract paintings hanging on a wall


Kandinsky at AGNSW

The exhibition of the Russian painter’s work at the Art Gallery of NSW provides a fascinating view of 20th-century art’s leap from representation to abstraction

Image of Agnieszka Pilat with robot dog, in front of painted wall


The rule of threes: NGV Triennial

The sprawling show’s exploration of technologies and pressing politics takes in artificial intelligence and deep-fake photojournalism

Cover o fYanis Varoufakis’s book ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’


Yanis Varoufakis’s ‘Technofeudalism: What Killed Capitalism’

The economist and author’s latest book considers how 21st-century capitalism resembles feudalism, and offers an alternative

Joshua Bell playing violin in close up


His Bach materials: Violinist Joshua Bell

The latest work of the American classical music superstar – famed for his subway busking experiment – is a collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Detail of Pierre Bonnard, ‘Coffee’, 1915, oil on canvas, showing woman at table drinking coffee with dog on lap standing front legs on table


Emotional virtue: ‘Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi’ and ‘Rembrandt: True to Life’

Concurrent exhibitions at the NGV survey the intense realism of Rembrandt and the emotional power of colour harnessed by Pierre Bonnard

Dancing performers in ‘Manifesto’ at the Sydney Festival, with drummers on risers behind


Movers and shakers: Dance at the Sydney Festival

While Sydney Festival director Olivia Ansell’s program appeared dance-heavy, it revealed rich developments in collaboration across art forms

Image showing a man dressed in a large 19th century overcoat, standing in a glass-fronted box suspended above a stage. Surrounding the glass box is a black background, onto which white text and numerals are projected in the shape of a map.


‘Antarctica’ at Sydney Festival

Mary Finsterer’s stylistically diverse opera deftly interrogates the stories we have long been told about the great southern continent

Detail of Cressida Campbell’s ‘Still life with electric fan’, 1997


A close, careful looking: The work of Cressida Campbell

A new NGA exhibition of the Australian artist’s meticulous paintings should deliver her from local obscurity

Image of Lu Yang’s Hungry Ghost (still), 2021. Single channel digital animation, HD, colour, sound. Image courtesy the artist and COMA, Sydney © the artist


‘Ultra Unreal’ at the MCA

Encompassing video, installation and costume, this intriguing exhibition indicates where visual art is heading now

Pablo Picasso, Figures by the sea (Figures au bord de la mer), January 12, 1931, oil on canvas, 130.0 × 195.0 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris. © Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency, 2022. Photo: © RMN - Grand Palais - Mathieu Rabeau


‘The Picasso Century’ at the NGV

The NGV’s exhibition offers a fascinating history of the avant-garde across the Spanish artist’s lifetime

Image from ‘The Golden Cockerel’


‘The Golden Cockerel’

Barrie Kosky’s Adelaide production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera satirising the Russo-Japanese War came with uneasy resonances

Image of Stanislava Pinchuk with her work The Wine Dark Sea in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo © Saul Steed


Altered states: Adelaide Biennial 2022

Sebastian Goldspink’s curation, titled ‘Free/State’, doesn’t quite measure up to expectations

Image of Kip Johnson and Solène Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo at Adelaide Festival, March 2022. Photo by Tim Standing


‘Juliet and Romeo’ at Adelaide Festival

In Ben Duke’s hilarious reimagining of the Shakespearean classic, the lovers survived only to face the drudgery of middle age

Production still from ‘Watershed’


‘Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan’ at Adelaide Festival

An oratorio commemorating 50 years since the infamous murder of a gay academic in Adelaide

Photograph of Gabrielle Chanel at her home in Faubourg Saint-Honor, Paris, 1929.


Beyond the little black dress: ‘Gabrielle Chanel – Fashion Manifesto’

The NGV showcases the controversial designer’s undeniable brilliance