Miriam Cosic


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


Image of Carlo Crivelli, ‘Madonna and Child’ (1480).


European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

QAGOMA’s exhibition goes beyond the usual blockbuster bling to favour lesser known works of the masters

Image of Richard Bell’s ‘Embassy’, 2013


‘Richard Bell: You Can Go Now’

The MCA’s retrospective of the influential activist-artist provides a fluent deconstruction of white supremacy

Image of Clarice Beckett’s ‘Wet day, Brighton’, 1929. Oil on board. Gift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the AGSA Foundation.


‘Clarice Beckett: The Present Moment’

This AGSA exhibition goes a long way to redress an Australian artist’s meagre reputation

Image of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Adelaide Festival. Photo © Tony Lewis / Adelaide Festival


Ill met by moonlight

Neil Armfield’s direction of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Adelaide Festival didn’t quite rise to the occasion

Image of Robyn Nevin as Brunhilde Pomsel in ‘A German Life’


Made history: ‘A German Life’

Robyn Nevin’s performance as Goebbels’ secretary is mesmerising

’Purrukuparli ngirramini’ © Harold Porkilari


‘TIWI’ at the National Gallery of Victoria

A must-see exhibition of Tiwi art from Bathurst and Melville islands, in which historical and contemporary media and imagery fuse

Image showing installation view of Refik Anadol’s Quantum memories, 2020


NGV Triennial 2020

With a mix of eye-catching works, the second NGV Triennial blends the avant-garde with the populist


‘Unfinished Business: The art of Gordon Bennett’ at QAGOMA

The artist’s explosive visual language is on show in an engrossing retrospective

Image of Anne Ferran, Scenes on the Death of Nature I, 1986


‘Know My Name’ at the National Gallery of Australia

An exhilarating exhibition considers a persistent gender bias in the visual arts

Image of works in the Art Gallery of NSW


The full postcolonial catastrophe: ‘Nirin’

Intellectually ambitious, the Biennale of Sydney’s 2020 program is essential viewing


Grotesqueries: Adelaide Biennial 2020

Leigh Robb’s absorbing curation, ‘Monster Theatres’, is both artistically and politically coherent

Image of Hisui Sugiura's colour lithograph The first subway in the East (1927)


‘Japanese Modernism’

The NGV’s virtual show is a playful celebration of Japan’s moga (modern girls) and mobo (modern boys), full of optimism for the future

Image of ‘Trois Grandes Fugues’ by Lyon Opera Ballet


A study in contrasts: ‘Trois Grandes Fugues’ and ‘Black Velvet’

These performances by the Lyon Opera Ballet and Shamel Pitts at the Adelaide Festival explore the body’s formidable potential

Image from ‘The Doctor’


The Doctor’s dilemma

Director Robert Icke on rewriting the classic Austrian play to explore contemporary moral conundrums

Image of L’Arlésienne [detail], by Pablo Picasso


‘Matisse & Picasso’: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Hanging works by the two masters together highlights their artistic rivalry and mutual influence