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Collection+: Greg Semu

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Collection+: Greg Semu, curated by Mark Feary. In this film, go behind the scenes of the exhibition install and hear Gene Sherman, Greg Semu and Mark Feary discuss the project.

Jompet Kuswidananto: After Voices

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Jompet Kuswidananto: After Voices, 2016. Curated by Alia Swastika, After Voices is an immersive, multidisciplinary installation that acts as a space for exploration of mass hysteria and trauma surrounding the rise and fall of recent Indonesia regimes. In this short film, go behind the scenes of the After Voices install, and hear from Gene Sherman, the artist and the project curator.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Green Ladder

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), in partnership with architectural firm BVN, presents Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Green Ladder, 2016. Presented in SCAF’s Courtyard Garden, Green Ladder is the fourth and final iteration of SCAF's Fugitive Structures series - an annual celebration of experimental architecture. In this film, go behind the scenes of the Green Ladder build, and hear Vo Trong Nghia discuss this project and his architectural philosophy.

Mikhael Subotzky: WYE

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Mikhael Subotzky: WYE, an intersecting three channel, immersive video presentation. Go behind the scenes of the WYE install and hear Gene Sherman & Mikhael Subotzky discuss the project in the below short film.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects: Green Ladder panel discussion

As part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, Vo Trong Nghia (Director and Founder, Vo Trong Nghia Architects), Brian Donovan (Principal, BVN Architecture), Sandra Kaji-O'Grady (Head of School and Dean of Architecture, University of Queensland), and Gene Sherman (SCAF's Executive Director) explore and discuss Vo's practice.

VTNA projects in Vietnam

Gene Sherman and Vo Trong Nghia in Vietnam, 2015

Collection+: Christian Thompson

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Collection+: Christian Thompson, curated by Alana Kushnir. In this film, Christian Thompson and Gene Sherman, Executive Director of SCAF, discuss the project and Christian's practice.

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur: Sway

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, in partnership with architectural firm BVN, presents Sway (2015). Created for the third iteration of SCAF's Fugitive Structures series - an annual celebration of experimental architecture.

Hugo Moline and Heidi Axelsen: Owner Occupy

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Owner Occupy (2015), an interactive gallery installation that seeks to create a timely discussion around architecture’s role in housing affordability, and the real estate market’s control of land ownership.

Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Chinese Bible (2009), a performance installation comprising 3,000 diaries and notebooks collected by Beijing-based artist Yang Zhichao (b. 1963). Curated by Claire Roberts. SCAF Project 26. Exhibition dates: 14 May - 1 August 2015.

Live Recordings

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Professor Harriet Edquist surveys some of the issues that surround the ever-expanding idea of the archive, with examples ranging from the highly structured archive of John Soane to the participatory and community-oriented archive models advocated by contemporary museology.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Ethics of Emergency Architecture: Do Motives Matter? A panel discussion with Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Sydney and David Sanderson, Professor, Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture, UNSW, moderated by Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre.

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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Shanghai correspondent for NPR (National Public Radio) and author of Street of Eternal Happiness, Rob Schmitz, in conversation with Dr Gene Sherman, as part of the 2017 Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ronni Kahn (Founder, OzHarvest) and Caroline Baum (writer, producer and photographer) unpack Waste Nation: the soon-to-be released documentary that details Ronni’s global journey to reduce food waste across Australia and beyond.

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Soichiro Fukutake presents the thinking behind his bold, far-reaching experiment on islands in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Benesse Art Site Naoshima comprises museums, permanent art installations and commissions on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Tess Allas, Director of Indigenous Programs, UNSW Art & Design and Daniel Browning, Aboriginal journalist and radio broadcaster discuss the culture shock experienced by many indigenous students attending university.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Penny Craswell moderates an art and architecture discussion featuring Georgina Reid, the Plant Hunter, and Philip Thalis, Hill Thalis Architecture and Councillor at the City of Sydney.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Isabelle Toland, Amelia Holliday (Aileen Sage) and Michelle Tabet Creative Directors of The Pool, the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale present the background, collaborative process and concepts behind their project.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Artist Greg Semu and curator Mark Feary discuss the artist's practice and the exhibition, Collection+: Greg Semu.

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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Dr Wiyu Wahono, noted Indonesian-born, German-educated art collector shares insights into the contemporary Indonesian art scene.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Steven Alderton, Director: Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections, Australian Museum and Mia Freedman, Co-Founder, Mamamia Women’s Digital Media Network, launched the Among Equals collection.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Craig Judd, artist, independent curator, arts writer and educator, introduces the film Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict whilst exploring the era in which Peggy thrived with special emphasis on post-war abstract expressionism and minimalism.

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and Rachel Kent, Chief Curator at the MCA discuss Southeast-Asian art in a conversation moderated by Dr Gene Sherman.

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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Melanie Eastburn, Senior Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery NSW provided an introduction to the film, Cutie and the Boxer, and spoke about the Japanese art scene from the late 1960s - early 1970s.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Joni Waka introduces The Strangest Stranger, a documentary film in which he also features as Tokyo-based art impresario, one of Japan’s most known/celebrated mysterious cultural gurus, who is both (deliberately) enigmatic and indefatigably open to people, ideas and opportunities.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Jompet Kuswidananto, Indonesian artist, in conversation with Alia Swastika, curator, discuss Jompet's practice and After Voices.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Xu Zhiyuan, cultural intellectual, writer and journalist, in conversation with Nicholas Jose, author and former Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy, Beijing.

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

South African-born documentary filmmaker Rod Freedman and psychoanalytic psychotherapist Dr Tessa Phillips, in conversation with Dr Gene Sherman discussing the WYE narrative and complexities of South Africa.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Rémy Fenzy, Director of the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, discusses photographic practice and educational institutions with Dr Gene Sherman and Dr Patricia Marechal-Ross.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Artist Mikhael Subotzky in conversation with Dr Gregory Ferris, Lecturer, Media Arts & Production, UTS.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Artist Mikhael Subotzky appeared in conversation with Nina Miall, curator and WYE essayist.

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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Artist Christian Thomson and curator Alana Kushnir discuss with Gene Sherman the genesis of the Collection+ exhibition as well as Alana's curatorial approach to the Collection+ show.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Shelter Hacks, an art & architecture conversation curated by Penny Craswell featuring special guest panellists: Timothy Horton, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board, Hugo Moline & Heidi Axelsen, architecture-artist duo, creators of Owner Occupy. Moderated by noted TV and radio presenter Fenella Kernebone.

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

M+ curator Pauline Yao presents a behind-the-scenes preview of the museum’s architecture and curatorial vision.

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Nicholas Jose shares from his latest publication, Bapo – a collection of short stories inspired by events, people and personal experience during his decades of involvement in China.

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Chinese art expert Claire Roberts speaks with Nikki Anderson about Yang Zhichao’s work and the significance of Chinese Bible (2009).

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