Review: Sydney Contemporary – A Constructive Criticality [October, 2019]

[Read here] Hester Lyon, ‘Sydney Contemporary: A Constructive Criticality’, VAULT, 2019, URL: http://vaultart.com.au/ISS28/sydney.php

Review: ‘Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth’ at Centre of Contemporary Photography [September, 2018]

[Read here] Hester Lyon, ‘Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth’, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 27 July – 9 September, Memo Review, 2018, URL: https://memoreview.net/blog/sonia-leber-and-david-chesworth-architecture-makes-us-cinematic-visions-at-the-centre-of-contemporary-photography-by-hester-lyon

Beyond ‘The Field Revisited’: Reflections on the Curatorial Agency to ‘Re-’ [November, 2018]

At the start of this year, the National Gallery of Victoria ‘restaged’ its inaugural exhibition as The Field Revisited. After fifty years, ‘restaged’ became the official institutional framing in an attempt to uphold the NGV’s ideology of curatorial objectivity. As an institution that rarely attaches a single author to an exhibition the implicit powers of… Continue reading Beyond ‘The Field Revisited’: Reflections on the Curatorial Agency to ‘Re-’ [November, 2018]

Pedagogical Tweets: A discussion with Dr Rachel Marsden [October, 2018]

The Unassuming Power of Twitter in the Arts A recorded conversation with Dr Rachel Marsden. Audio was recorded with the permission of the interviewee.   TRANSCRIPT [Intro music] Hester: Hey and welcome back to Agony Arts. This week I’m talking to Dr Rachel Marsden. She holds a PhD in Contemporary Chinese art and recently lectured… Continue reading Pedagogical Tweets: A discussion with Dr Rachel Marsden [October, 2018]

Review: ‘A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness,’ Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 7 July to 16 September, 2018. Curated by Hannah Presley. [August, 2018]

The inaugural exhibition for the Victorian Government’s Yalingwa initiative, A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, is boundlessly entertaining. Ten new works from southeast Aboriginal artists, commissioned by ACCA, force critical contemplation in their aesthetic confidence. Driven by Presley’s curatorial passion, the exhibition’s unassuming modesty masks its subversive agenda. I must start with… Continue reading Review: ‘A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness,’ Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 7 July to 16 September, 2018. Curated by Hannah Presley. [August, 2018]