We Are Printers Too at CCP

The silent, sublime images of documentary photographer Walker Evans (1903–1975) continue to resonate. His influence can be traced in the work of Australian artists today, who build upon his ground-breaking legacy.

Leber and Chesworth's video We Are Printers Too is set in the former Age newspaper headquarters in Melbourne. Speculative and archaeological, the work emerges from this vacant, purpose-built building that once produced the daily news.

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The Documentary Take: Walker Evans and Selected Australian Art
CCP Centre for Contemporary Photography

404 George St Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
1 Oct - 13 Nov 2016
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One from Mosta, Two from Żabbar at Substation Contemporary Art Prize

Leber and Chesworth's video made in Melbourne's Maltese community has been shortlisted for the Substation Contemporary Art Prize.

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Part singing, part public argument and part public confession, the song form of ‘Spirtu Pront’ emanates from working class bars in Malta. Improvised and often inflammatory grievances are publicly aired in a highly disciplined mode of practice, with strict stylistic and social rules. 

The argument and counterargument can be quite personal and local, however the form also suggests wider honour codes. In this anachronistic form, ritualised argument can be seen as a positive social platform for the resolution of conflict. 

Substation Contemporary Art Prize
8 September to 9 October 2016
Substation, Newport, Melbourne
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Time Mirror at CCP

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This Is Before We Disappear From View at MUMA

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This Is Before We Disappear From View exists significantly in the realm of the imaginary. A robotic voice delivers instructions, admonishments and encouragements. Synthesized and genderless, it is both overlord and oracle. The work provides a mirror on the philosophies of discipline and control, and ways in which these philosophies can be subverted. 

Borders, Barriers, Walls
30 April - 2 July 2016
Monash University Museum of Art
Caulfield Campus, Melbourne
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