Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Asialink Winter Series: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Thursday 10th Jun 2010
Yasuko Myer Room, Level 1,
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne
Tanaka-san Will Not Do Callisthenics is a documentary from Maree Delofski about a man whose refusal to do early-morning company callisthenics led to his sacking. He’s since maintained a daily protest vigil outside the company gates for more than 25 years.
Posted by swaggies at 6:00 pm
Friday, June 04, 2010
Picasso: Peace and Freedom reveals Picasso as a politically and socially engaged artist, actively involved in politics and the Peace Movement during the Cold War. In October 1944 Picasso joined the French Communist Party and remained a member until his death in 1973. His work during this period chronicled human conflict and war but also expressed a deep desire for peace, international understanding and equality.
The exhibition looks at Picasso as a 'History Painter', injecting this traditional form of narrative painting with new significance and meaning. It tracks how he followed the success of Guernica 1937 as a political protest painting with a series of ambitious works reflecting events during the Cold War: The Charnel House 1944-45; the War and Peace murals; The Women of Algiers 1954-55; Las Meninas 1957; and The Rape of the Sabines series, painted at the height of Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Posted by swaggies at 9:35 pm