Kaldor Public Art Projects critiques own legacy as artists produce a newspaper in the Art Gallery of NSW.
Lucas Ihlein and The Rizzeria collective have created a newsroom in the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of the Kaldor Public Art Projects 50th anniversary exhibition, Making Art Public. Led by Lucas Ihlein, a team of artists, journalists, designers and print makers have teamed up to present EXTRA!EXTRA!, the latest artist take over of the Kaldor Studio.
Until 15 December 2019, the press gang is working around the clock to produce a weekly newspaper on a risograph printing machine.
The project is the brainchild of Wollongong artist Lucas Ihlein, who leads the pressroom as editor in chief. The EXTRA!EXTRA! newspaper has been commissioned as a playful and critical plug-in to Making art public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects, an exhibition created by Michael Landy in response to the organisation’s rich history and archive, beginning with Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 1969 project Wrapped Coast.
Lucas Ihlein and veteran conceptual artist Ian Milliss—who as a young artist assisted on Wrapped Coast—have drawn together a crack team of artists and journalists to comment, critique and muse on the 34 projects represented in the exhibition. Articles published cover important issues around free speech and censorship, land rights and land art, climate change
reporting in the media, and gender relations in the artworld and beyond.
Legendary Australian journalists Wendy Bacon, Chris Nash, John Kavanough and Jenna Price are working alongside significant photojournalists like Lorrie Graham to rapidly produce articles for the newspaper.
Their work is juxtaposed with commentary and creative responses by performance artists like Sarah Rodigari, Louise Curham, Malcolm Whittaker and Boni Cairncross, and printed artworks by some of Australia’s key graphic artists like Caren Florance and Shags.
The newspaper is printed every Tuesday in the Kaldor Studio on a Japanese risograph press, with production overseen by a team of innovative designers from The Rizzeria printing collective led by Ian Shoobridge and Alisa Croft. The Rizzeria also run free risograph workshops for visitors to the Kaldor Studio.
On Sunday 15 December, the final day of EXTRA!EXTRA!, Lucas Ihlein and The Rizzeria invite visitors to celebrate the conclusion of their studio take over. Visitors will have the chance to create a vibrant new risograph poster design to print and keep, read all five print editions of EXTRA!EXTRA! and meet the journalists who made it happen. 2:00–3:00pm.
Images available to download here.
The Kaldor Studio is a partnership between Kaldor Public Art Projects and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as part of the exhibition Making art public: 50 years of Kaldor Public Art Projects.
We are proud to have Gandel Philanthropy as the Major Education Partner for the exhibition.
Kaldor Studio artists are generously supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.