Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art, 1970-1994

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Craftsman House, Jan 1, 1995 - Art - 153 pages
Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-1994 is an introduction to the ideas current in Australian art from the 1970s onwards, providing a summary of issues that are still in flux. The broad narrative of recent visual practice is mapped, illuminated by discussions of individual artists and of the events, galleries, writers and international debates that have played a significant part in the development of recent Australian art. The progressive Australian art of the 1970s - often deliberately ephemeral and confrontational in nature, and as a result often neglected in art museums and histories - is reappraised. The 1970s work of artists such as Mike Parr, Bonita Ely, Aleks Danko, Domenico de Clario, Vivienne Binns and Robert Rooney provides the background against which subsequent developments are discussed. In the ensuing decades a diversity of styles, media and ideas have flourished, coexisting to create the stimulating and complex Australian art scene of today. As they did in the 1970s, theoretical writings continue to play a large part in raising and elaborating the issues taken up by artists. The relevance of postmodern and postcolonial ideas within an Australian context is discussed, with reference to local artists including Imants Tillers, Juan Davila, Susan Norrie, Narelle Jubelin, Tim Johnson and Pansy Napangati. Peripheral Vision steers the reader through the fascinating field of recent Australian art, with detailed description and analysis of works, including paintings, photography, performances and installations.

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Charles Alexander Green was born on May 1, 1953. He is a British businessman and is currently Chief Executive of Rangers Football Club. he started his career as a professional footballer but failed to make a first-team appearance at either Sheffield United or Doncaster Rovers before drifting into non-league. Following a switch to business he has since held a number of positions before taking over at Rangers, including a period as Chief Executive of Sheffield United. Green was officially appointed chief executive of Sheffield United in February 1996 by chairman Mike McDonald following his take over of the club. In March 1998, manager Nigel Spackman resigned citing interference in team affairs by Green and in protest at a number of the club's better players being sold without consultation and without funds to replace them. After furious protests by United supporters Green stepped down as chief executive. He continued on in business and wrote the forward for Grow Regardless: Of Your Business' Size, Your Industry or the Economy and Despite the Government! by Joe Mechlinski which made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2013.

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