National Assistance Program for the Arts

Space Practising Tools - Gail Hastings
Space Practising Tools - Gail Hastings

Biggest thanks to the National Assistance Program for the Arts for the one-off payment I received in May. I spent lockdown writing in-depth applications for assistance from federal, state, local and subscriber arts agencies, to be continually rejected one after the other. At one stage I submitted my name, only — frustrated by the time,… Continue reading National Assistance Program for the Arts

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The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art

The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art by Gail Hastings
The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art by Gail Hastings

Art Journal, College Art Association, New York, Vol. 77, no. 3 Fall 2018 The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art: Observations by an Artist, Gail Hastings, pp. 48-62. Artist’s Project: Space Practising Tools, Gail Hastings, pp. 63-75. Gail Hastings notes that sometimes artworks seem to be reticent teachers, “muttering a lesson,” which we have… Continue reading The Power of Inclusion in Donald Judd’s Art

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Added to the Art Index: Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 10-12; Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 25-27; Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 28-30; Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 31-33; Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 34-36. Added to exhibitions and events: Art 1996 Chicago (1996). Added to the Library Index – Chicago Tribute review, 1996

Created taxonomy archive pages that can be sorted – e.g. if, when looking at a sculptuation that is in a public collection, one clicks onto ‘public collection’, it will open to a holdings page that lists artworks in public collections. Taxonomies include: sculptuation sizes; sculptuation placement; sculptuation editions; sculptuation holdings; exhibition years; and exhibition types. The sculptuation archive taxonomies can only be accessed if one is logged in.

Wednesday 4 October 2012

Clare and Marlowe looking at Red space holder by Gail Hastings

Clare and Marlowe look at Red space holder: forget remember. Unsure he really could see his own foot underneath the drawer when he peered into it, Marlowe then inspected the drawer from the ground looking up to check it didn’t have a bottom.

Saturday 22 September 2012

Beryl looking at space holder of a blue, white and green space

Beryl, a regular Archibald Prize exhibition visitor, was admittedly a bit stumped, at first,  for words when she came by to have a look at the exhibition today. Then, after a number of other thoughts said: ‘… you could say space is at the basis of everything’.  

Due to a funding setback, the forthcoming exhibition [space holder] was in jeopardy of being cancelled. Happy, however, to announce no matter the toils and troubles, the exhibition will still take place at the later date of  20 September 2012. We hope you will still join us then.

Friday 03 August 2012

ABC art - red cube (detail) Gail Hastings

The books Sue Cramer, curator of the exhibition Less is More currently open for viewing at Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, has included in the piece. The rational for Sue Cramer’s selection is listed first. I look forward to browsing the books when I participate in the exhibition’s forum in October.

Less is More opening at Heidi—A sculptuation by Gail Hastings will be part of the group exhibition Less is More: Minimal and Post-minimal art in Australia, curated by Sue Cramer, from 3 August 2012 at Heidi Museum of  Modern Art, Melbourne. Gail Hastings will also participate in an exhibition forum entitled Notes towards contemporary post-minimalism to take place on 11 October 2012.

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Please leave the door open for Jack the Cat

For Jack the Cat: First note (please leave the door open) by me; response note (No) by the director. GH

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5:00pm Piet Mondrian

…  by Piet Mondrian, again. The space between opposites is intersubjective, that seeming unbridgeable gap between us. Closing the door, going home. Last week, next week, for the exhibition.

5:00pm Donald Judd

About to close the door and walk back down the corridor with this sentence in mind by Donald Judd from perhaps the most famous art essay, ever. Donald Judd was one of the first to make art out of intersubjective space, the space between opposites, the space between oneself and another.