“Thinking of you, and the inability to be visual” in Tom Nicholson: Lines Towards Another


“Lines towards Another” is the first anthology on the work of Australian contemporary artist Tom Nicholson. Spanning drawing, sculpture, public actions, sound, installation, video, and performance, Nicholson’s work since the 1990s has engaged with critical questions around history, politics, narrative, and representation. Presenting new research on the artist and providing an unprecedented overview of two decades of work, the book features eleven essays and two interviews, alongside richly illustrated project pages and texts by the artist.

Edited by Amelia Barikin, Helen Hughes

Texts by Amelia Barikin, Tony Birch, Bridget Crone, Jacqueline Doughty, Anthony Gardner, Anneke Jaspers, Ryan Johnston, Helen Hughes, Raafat Ishak, John Mateer, Shelley McSpedden, Mihnea Mircan, Grace Samboh, Ann Stephen

Copublished by Sternberg Press, Berlin; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Design by Ziga Testen.

*) Tom Nicholson lives and works in Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include Superposition: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement, 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018); I was born in Indonesia, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne; The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (both 2017); Maju Kena, Mundur Kena (Neither forward nor back): Learning in the Present, 16th Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia (2015); Cartoons for Joseph Selleny, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014). He is a lecturer at Monash Art Design and Architecture, Monash University, and is represented by Milani Gallery.

**) The monograph Tom Nicholson: Lines towards Another launches at the IMA at the opening of Drawings and correspondence on 24 March 2018. Lines towards Another is supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation and Myer Foundation.

Click here to read my essay.

About Grace Samboh

Believes in unicorn, conviviality and the struggle towards collective subjectivities—even temporarily.
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