v:Hotelling, to hotel, to play, to lose oneself
curated by dp
produced by Bleached Arts
On November 4-5, run down the rabbit-hole of the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise for 24 hours-and-a-bit on a fast-finishing, eclectic, rollercoaster of an arts happening in all the corners of the hotel, top-to-bottom, left-to-right, inside-out. Hotelling is a new sport, a game, an alchemy of art and hospitality - for those who like it adult!
A host of world premieres - from artists including long-time NYID associate Todd MacDonald, new friends The Farm and Shock Therapy, dance maestra Kate Harman and sonic rock-god Lawrence English - sit sweetly adjacent to a re-imagined art work from Craig Walsh and a 'surprise surprise' package performance queen.
Commentary in The Conversation
produced by dp
It seems readers are working their way through dp’s back catalog in The Conversation and the most-liked article this month is Circles of Context: giving a work of art its meaning which unpicks the ethics of making and presenting art. A close second is his post-election summary on politics, media and the implications for culture. And just because George W Bush has pushed out another exhibition of his incredible portraits here is dp’s take on Dubya’s previous effort. Spring reading for those in the southern hemisphere!
The Art of Sport
Whoops! If you missed dp and Robyn Archer at MPavilion in-conversation with architect Bijoy Jain chatting about art and sport a couple of weekends ago, don’t be surprised to see development in this space in the not-too-distant future.
But first Happy Hotelling!