Double Displacement: Rex Butler on Queensland Art 1992-2016
Edited by Helen Hughes and Francis Plagne
The development of art practices and platforms in Queensland, their rebellion, intellectual and emotional rigor, is considered in parallel with globalisation at the turn of the 21st century in this anthology of writing from art historian and critic Rex Butler. The reader begins with a focus on individual artists, whose voices remain impactful today, from Gordon Bennett, to Tracey Moffatt and Richard Bell, toward an appreciation of group shows and advocacy of spaces like Metro Arts, Milani and larger institutions. Opinion, the plurality of art in Australia, poststructuralism and the UnAustralian Paradigm all feature in the book across 26 texts over as many years from titles which have changed but persevered such as Australian Art Collector, Art and Australia, Eyeline and Broadsheet.