culture

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

‘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

Desert bloom: The Tennant Creek Brio

The brazen art movement born out of the troubled legacies of substance abuse and dispossession

Wildlife’s whispered traces: ‘Extinction Studies’

Lucienne Rickard’s durational art performance at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery reckons with extinct species

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

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

Stopped in the street: ‘Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines’

Early death meant the work of these renowned artists never fully emerged from ’80s New York subcultures

True colours: ‘All Auras Touch’ at Carriageworks

Work matters in artist Kate Mitchell’s exploration of the fundamental connections between people

‘Japan supernatural’

The Art Gallery of NSW’s examination of Japan’s centuries-long artistic traditions depicting the spirit world and the macabre

Water water

GOMA’s ‘Water’ exhibition brings an Icelandic stream indoors in Brisbane

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