Third/Fourth: Melbourne artist-facilitated Biennial @ Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Masato Takasaka Third/ Fourth VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery 2013




Masato Takasaka and Madeline Kidd, GUITAR FURNITURE PAINTING (2013), Composed of the following: Little Lyon guitar with makeshift suprematist style graphic by Masato Takasaka, France and Sons Moduline Furniture. Photograph by Madeline Kidd.

Exhibition Dates: 31 May – 23 June 2013

Opening celebration: Thursday 30 May 2013, 6-8pm

Artists: Dan Arps, Sean Bailey, Olivia Barrett, Matthew Benjamin, Jon Campbell, Trevelyan Clay, Fiona Connor and Michala Paludan, James Deutsher, DoubleFly, George Egerton Warburton, Endless Lonely Planet, ffiXXed, Alicia Frankovich, Justin K Fuller, Marco Fusinato, Greatest Hits, Ardi Gunawan, Hao Guo, Christopher L G Hill, Matt Hinkley, David Homewood, Matthew Hopkins, Lou Hubbard, Renee Jaeger, Helen Johnson, Kenneth Biennale (curated by Kenny Pittock and Amy May Stuart: Chris Clarke, Christo Crocker, Christina Hayes, Chris L G Hill, Christine Pittock, Christopher Sciuto), Legendary Hearts (Kieran Hegarty and Andrew Cowie), S.T. Lore, Patrick Lundberg, Carrie McGrath, Rob McKenzie, Taree McKenzie, Nick Mangan, Gian Manik, Kate Meakin, Adelle Mills, Tahi Moore, Kate Newby, Elizabeth Newman, Virginia Overell, Sean Peoples, Joshua Petherick, Kain Picken, Lisa Radford and Sam George, Nick Selenitsch, Kate Smith, Studio Masatotectures, Sydney (Esther Edquist), Masato Takasaka and Madeline Kidd , Ben Tankard, Alex Vivian, Nicki Wynnychuk, y3k.

Coordinated by Christopher L G Hill

In continuing projects we find new dimensions, decisions are informed and we move on.

Continuing on from three Melbourne biennials all of which have ignored the fundamental underpinning of a biennial (that it happens every two years) and two of which have also ignored links to institutions and place, the Third/Fourth Melbourne Biennial aims to engage all past Melbourne Biennials and other projects generated either side of them.

The Second/First artist facilitated Biennial focused on an artist-curated model outside of the institution and state, compensating somewhat for Melbourne’s lack of a second biennial, and for the lack of affordable rental space in Melbourne to start dialogues. The Second/Third Biennial stood as a bookend to a two-year artist facilitated project (Y3K) engaged with a local and international conversation, and refined focuses. This upcoming biennial will engage a more amorphous construction: tying up loose ends, reinvestigating and continuing various overlaps, collaborations, conversations and relationships.