Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents two Shaun Gladwell projects: a major new commission at SCAF, The Lacrima Chair, and Collection+: Shaun Gladwell at UNSW Galleries. In this film, Gene Sherman, Executive Director of SCAF; Barbara Polla, co-curator of Collection+: Shaun Gladwell; and Shaun Gladwell discuss the projects. SCAF Project 24 & 25. Exhibition dates: 6 March - 25 April 2015.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents works by acclaimed Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak, curated by Jasmin Stephens. In this film, Gene Sherman, Executive Director of SCAF, discusses the third iteration of the Collection+ series. SCAF Project 23. Exhibition dates: 17 October - 13 December 2014.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in association with the National Art School Gallery (NAS), presents work by two pre-eminent Taiwanese artists, Chen Chieh-jen (at SCAF) and Chien-Chi Chang (at NAS). SCAF Project 22. Exhibition dates: 24 May - 2 August 2014.
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. SCAF Project 20. Exhibition Dates: 21 March - 13 December 2014.
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill, presents Poly - a dynamic gallery installation part of Fugitive Structures 2014. Exhibition dates: 21 March - 2 May & 20 August - 4 October 2014
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents works by internationally acclaimed Cambodian artist, Sopheap Pich, curated by a curatorium consisting of Erin Gleeson, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of SA SA Bassac, Phnom Penh, Dolla Merrillees, and Dr Gene Sherman working with the artist and the Sherman Collection Manager, Aaron de Souza. SCAF Project 19. Exhibition dates: 4 October – 14 December 2013.
Designed and developed by University of Technology Sydney (UTS) fashion students in collaboration with Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and proudly sponsored and supported by PRéMA Hair, Tear-a-Way explores the exciting and complex field of contemporary fashion. The live presentation will show the creative and innovative responses to the five Tokyo brands and re-imagines them in the context of past, present and possible fashion futures.
Xue Xinran shares from her latest book Buy Me the Sky, recounting stories of men and women born under China's single-child policy instituted in 1979. From the businessman's son unable to pack his own suitcase - to the PhD student who pulled herself out of extreme rural poverty, these revered 'little emperors and suns' form the emerging face of China.Download MP3
Paris-based curator and art critic Pascal Beausse presented an image-based talk focusing on two major exhibitions he recently curated; Número tres, Barcelona, 2012 and Savoir c’est pouvoir / Conocimiento es poder / Knowledge is Power, Madrid, 2013. Both exhibitions drew from the collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP). Pascal is currently the Head of Photographic Collections at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP) in Paris.Download MP3
A Sydney launch of the book 'Akio Makigawa' celebrating the artist's life and work. Lesley Alway, Director, Asialink Arts introduced Carlier Makigawa, wife of Akio, in a discussion of this monumental publication (fourteen years in the making). The book was officially launched by Dr Michael Brand, Director, the Art Gallery of New South Wales.Download MP3
In the first of a two-part series at SCAF, David Burns and Sam Spurr, co-directors of N, moderated a conversation with special guest Urtzi Grau, Principal of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, focusing on the intersection of art, architecture and public art. N is a curatorial collective founded in 2010 by David Burns, Sam Spurr, and Adrian Lahoud.Download MP3
Linda Jaivin and Dr Sophie McIntyre in conversation, mediated by Dr Gene Sherman. Linda and Sophie considered their experiences of Taiwan and mainland China – Linda discussed her impressions of the Mainland during the 1980′s whilst Sophie reflected upon her engagement with contemporary Taiwanese art.Download MP3
Robert Beson and Gabriele Ulacco discussed their recent SCAF commission, Trifolium, with architect, artist and academic David Burns. Fugitive Structures 2014 is the second iteration of SCAF’s annual architectural initiative, presented in partnership with BVN Donovan Hill. AR-MA: Trifolium (SCAF Project 20) is the second pavilion to feature in the Foundation’s Zen Garden.Download MP3
In association with the exhibition HOME: Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang, PechaKucha Sydney Volume 24 (PKN #24) brought together a range of participants – designers, artists, scientists, photographers and architects – who shared their ideas, interpretations and discoveries in response to the theme of ‘home’.Download MP3
A special fundraiser screening by Documentary Australia Foundation of the award-winning documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman, filmmaker. The evening commenced with a welcome from Dr Gene Sherman AM and a discussion hosted by Linda Jaivin, with Anna Broinowski and Nick Torrens.Download MP3
Celebrated author, translator and essayist, Linda Jaivin discussed how China, in particular the city of Beijing, has inspired much of her work, including her three most recent books; the non-fiction Beijing, the novel The Empress Lover and The Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation. Presented in partnership with Sydney Writer's Festival 2014.Download MP3
As part of Sydney Architecture Festival, 2012: A talk by Andrew Burns, architect and Brook Andrew, artist, introduced by James Grose, National Director and Principal, BVN Architecture. Andrew Burns and Brook Andrew will discuss their recent collaborative project - Australia House, Niigata Pregecture, Japan. The talk will be introduced by James Grose who will also present Fugitive Structures, an architectural initiative, launching at SCAF in April 2013.Download MP3