The Art of Art

Episode fm8 | Published 16/11/2014 13:28
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Forget minimalism. There’s a new kid on the block: hypotheticalism.

Grounded in complex ideas and elegant concepts, it’s a movement that’s challenging the way we think about visual art and what, exactly, constitutes an artwork. But is it more style than substance?

The second part of this special feature focuses on two leading local exponents of hypotheticalism – Anna Barclay and Damien Lee. Barclay talks to us about her contentious sculpture, ‘The Role of Sight in the Age of its Metaphysical Reproducibility’, while Lee details his reappropriation of colonial imagery for ‘Untended Meadow’.


Story: Aden Rolfe
Voice: Micah Demmert, Clare Redenbach, Waleed Aly
Illustration: Brian Duong
Sound design: Nick van Cuylenburg

Produced by Jessie Borrelle. Sound engineering by Miyuki Jokiranta. Album artwork by Brian Duong. Video by Jon Tjhia.

Executive producers Jessie Borrelle and Jon Tjhia.

A co-commission of Paper Radio and ABC Radio National‘s Creative Audio Unit, with the support of the Ian Reed Foundation and Arts Victoria’s VicArts funding program.