As in a detective story, or the scene of a crime, everything is primed or poised for meaning. That corridor to the library and that picture on the wall: everything in the mystery seems chosen, asking us why it is there. Everyone becomes a suspect. We bring our private eyes along and take partial views… Continue reading But is it art?
This is the quandary bequeathed by minimalism, and Hastings presents this legacy precisely as a quandary. Again, the issue revolves around a hypothetical circuit of knowledge: who knows? Hastings candidly notes her own trepidation: “That this work of art I am looking at is not meant form me but for someone else more equipped …… Continue reading In Conversation
Moments of Mind : The Sweeney Reed CollectionSculptural Situation – Plans: Gail Hastings The two exhibitions in Heide 1 are a departure from the survey collection shows exhibited in the space to date. The juxtaposition of work by Sweeney Reed and practising Sydney artist Gail Hastings is the first in a planned series of projects… Continue reading sculptural situation: plans