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This podcast is produced and managed by two Melbourne artists, Siying Zhou (host), www.siyingzhou.com and Marcel Feillafé (sound composer/editor), feillafe.com. In each episode, two guests are invited in and join the host to discuss current art exhibitions/events in Australia. The cover image is created by Emanuel Rodriguez-Chaves, painter/PhD candidate. www.emanuelrodriguez.net

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This podcast is produced and managed by two Melbourne artists, Siying Zhou (host), www.siyingzhou.com and Marcel Feillafé (sound composer/editor), feillafe.com. In each episode, two guests are invited in and join the host to discuss current art exhibitions/events in Australia. The cover image is created by Emanuel Rodriguez-Chaves, painter/PhD candidate. www.emanuelrodriguez.net

    25, SPECIAL Part Two: Sophia Cai, Diego Ramirez, Nikki Lam and James Nguyen on failures and rejections in the Art

    25, SPECIAL Part Two: Sophia Cai, Diego Ramirez, Nikki Lam and James Nguyen on failures and rejections in the Art

    This is the 2nd part of the special episode about rejections and failures in the art; and also the last episode of 2019.  As the last episode of 2019, I,  the host of Three Bellybuttons, would like to thank all the speakers who shared their valuable time and talked in the podcast this year! Thank you for your generosity and knowledge on the art! Also, I would like to thank the listens and Three Belly Buttons instagram followers!  By making this podcast, I have gained a great supportive and caring community in the art and many pleasant and fun moments throughout the year. I hope the listeners feel the same from this podcast. For this reason, I will continue to make this podcast next year and talk about future art events and topics.  So, bye for now! Have a great New Year celebration! See you in 2020! Siying

    24, SPECIAL Part One: Sophia Cai, Diego Ramirez, Nikki Lam and James Nguyen on failures and rejections in the Art

    24, SPECIAL Part One: Sophia Cai, Diego Ramirez, Nikki Lam and James Nguyen on failures and rejections in the Art

    In response to the end of 2019, I reviewed the rejections that I had received this year as an artist. Besides self doubts and down feelings, I believed that there must be more that I could unpack from these unsuccessful results. Although it is known that receiving rejection is a common experience for most of contemporary practicing artists, within the art community, we barely mention and share about our sense of failure in our art career. Why? Maybe rejections are too embarrassing to talk about. Or perhaps we try very hard to forget about them. By the end of 2019, I refuse to internalise these rejections solely again. For the questions: Why was I rejected? What should I think about the rejection? How could I emotionally cope with the rejection?, I invited four curators, writers and visual artists: Sophia Cai, Diego Ramirez, Nikki Lam and James Nguyen to share their experiences in receiving rejections in the art. I hope our conversation would be helpful for many other artist listeners. ** Our conversation went for nearly 2 hour long. In an organic order, the four speakers came in and left the conversation at various points due to their availabilities on that day. Therefore, it was divided into two episodes. Also, I kept some background noises in the sound tracks, such as the sound of door bells, of chewing, of a kettle boiling, etc.. I apologise if they might be too much of annoyance for the listeners. It was because 1, it was difficult to separate them from our voices; 2, I did want to convey the domestic and relaxed atmosphere where our conversation was conduced. Anyway, enjoy this special podcast conversation! THANK for listening! Speakers: 1, Sophia Cai Curator, Writer https://www.sophiacai.info 2, Diego Ramirez Visual Artist, Writer, Gallery Manager of Seventh Gallery http://www.diego-ramirez.net 3, Nikki Lam Visual Artist, Writer, Curator http://nikkilam.info 4, James Nguyen Visual Artist http://jamesnguyen.com.au

    23, Chantelle Mitchell and Emilie Walsh on the current exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Incinerator Gallery

    23, Chantelle Mitchell and Emilie Walsh on the current exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and Incinerator Gallery

    Chantelle Mitchell, a writer/curator and Emilie Walsh,  a visual artist, both Melbourne-based, talked about the current exhibitions: Hope Dies Last: Art at the end of optimism at Gertrude Contemporary and Margaret Lawrence Gallery, and Incinerator Art Award. Both Emilie and Chantelle’s excellent descriptions and insightful read of the works in these exhibitions have certainly opened a great conversation between us. I hope this episode would inspire you to check these shows out if you haven’t seen them.  Speakers: Chantelle Mitchell, a write/curator/art manager Emilie Walsh, a visual artisthttps://www.emilouwalsh.com/about The exhibitions: Hope Dies Last: Art at the end of optimismGertrude Contemporary http://gertrude.org.au/exhibitions/gallery-11/Open till 9 Nov Margaret Lawrence Galleryhttps://finearts-music.unimelb.edu.au/about-us/margaret-lawrence-gallery Opent till 16 Nov. Myuran Kukumaranhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myuran_Sukumaran Sanja Pahokihttps://www.sanjapahoki.com Araya Rasdjarmrearnsookhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araya_Rasdjarmrearnsook Alex Seton Architecture as…George Paton galleryhttps://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/studentlife/gallery/exhibitionprogram/ Incinerator Art Award Incinerator GalleryOpen till 1 Dec Ashley Perryhttps://incineratorgallery.com.au/exhibition/incinerator-art-award/ Department of homo affairs (Sydney) Tense PastJulie Goughhttps://www.tmag.tas.gov.au/whats_on/exhibitions/current_upcoming/info/julie_gough_tense_pastTill 3 Nov Emilie’s upcoming exhibitionGlowry21 Jan - 1 Feb 2020https://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/wp2016/events/ Chantelle will present a couple of papers at Research Humanity Centre of ANU in Dec on topics around poetry and curatorship. 

    22, James Nguyen and Andrew Atchison on Bauhaus Now!

    22, James Nguyen and Andrew Atchison on Bauhaus Now!

    In this episode, I joined two Melbourne-based artists: James and Andrew to elaborate our thoughts on the experience of visiting the exhibition: Bauhaus Now! at Buxton Contemporary. It is shown till Oct 20. Together, we discussed about the idea of PLAY in the process of making and creating; the institutional environment for the art making; ‘NEW’ art in future. We also asked if there might be some dramatic leaping movement like Bauhaus movement in the near future. Enjoy! LINKS & BITSThe guests:James Nguyenjamesnguyen.com.au Andrew Atchison andrewatchison.com Bauhaus Now!Buxton Contemporaryhttps://buxtoncontemporary.com/exhibitions/bauhaus-now/ The public talk: In Conversation: Mikala Dwyer, Justene Williams and Olaf Nicolaihttps://buxtoncontemporary.com/exhibitions/in-conversation-mikala-dwyer-justene-williams-and-olaf-nicolai-tuesday-3-september-6pm/ Amie Anderson and Kate DavisWhat we passed there, will linger in the distance herehttp://www.amieanderson.net/whatwepassedtherewilllingerinthedistancehere?fbclid=IwAR2PWMPs0T9HKr9T_zEVAgLqSWevEvHI_AdbmOH0jWNIcUOVskEKn3uGcDQ Kathy Teminhttp://annaschwartzgallery.com/artists/kathy-temin/ Andrew Atchison’s coming up exhibition: Figure in the Round, at The Atrium, Incinerator Galleryhttps://andrewatchison.com/current-upcoming Acknowledgement: The sound track used in this podcast is created by Marcel Feillafe. The graphic is designed by Emanuel Rodriguez. Sound editor is Tessa Stevens and Siying Zhou.  Thanks for listening! Be with you next time. The dinner over the podcast conversation

    21, The 58th Venice Biennale.

    21, The 58th Venice Biennale.

    This is a special episode that I recorded with three artist friends: Kate Davis, Ash Perry and Ramo Zeroual in Venice in June this year. Unplanned, we found each other in Venice for 2019 Venice Biennale at the same time. This gave me a great opportunity to make an episode about 2019 Venice Biennale and to share some our thoughts on this major global art event. Please forgive the noises on the background, (church bell hitting the right time, ladies on street chatting, dog barking..:)) But I hope what we discussed is interesting enough to overcome these flaws.   The speakers:Kate Davishttps://www.datekavis.com/about Ash Perryhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/the-art-show/first-commissions-emerging-artists-reimagine-michelangelos-david/11339758 Ramo Zeroualhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-RyLTZtXrPmwApgCDD0PUQ The 58th Venice Biennalehttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/information The artists mentioned in the episode:Zhanna Kadyrovahttps://www.kadyrova.com/project-en Lawrence Abu HamdanWalled Unwalled (2018) - the work shown at Giardinihttp://lawrenceabuhamdan.com/#/walled-unwalled/This Whole time there were no land mines (2017) - the work shown at Arsenalehttp://lawrenceabuhamdan.com/#/langugae-gulf-in-the-shouting-valley/ Kahlil JosephBLKNWShttps://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/blknws-kahlil-joseph-vience-biennale-2019-1543222https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=602987583540716 Lithuania PavilionSun and Sea, Curator: Lucia Pietroiustihttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/lithuaniahttps://www.e-flux.com/announcements/262366/rugil-barzdiukait-vaiva-grainyt-lina-lapelytsun-sea-marina/https://www.sunandsea.lt/en Zimbabwe PavilionSoko Risina Musoro (The Tale Without a Head), Curator: Raphael Chikukwahttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/zimbabwe-republichttps://www.contemporaryand.com/magazines/zimbabwe-pavilion-announced-participating-artists-and-title/ Kudzanai-Violet Hwamihttps://kudzanaiviolethwami.com North Macedonia PavilionSubversion to Redhttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/north-macedonia-republichttps://nadaprlja.com/subversion-to-red/ Artist: Nada Prljahttps://nadaprlja.com France PavilionDeep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre http://www.biennialfoundation.org/2019/04/french-pavilion-at-the-venice-biennale-2019-laure-prouvost/Artist: Laure Prouvosthttps://www.laureprouvost.com Other exhibitions at the Venice Biennale:By AshPunta della doganahttps://www.palazzograssi.it/en/about/sites/punta-della-dogana/ Time, Forward! at VAChttp://www.v-a-c.ru/exhibition/ Ghana Pavilionhttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/ghana By KateFuture Generation Art Prizehttps://futuregenerationartprize.org Jannis KounellisPrada Foundationhttp://www.fondazioneprada.org/project/jannis-kounellis/ By RamoJone Jonashttp://myartguides.com/exhibitions/joan-jonas-moving-off-the-land-ii/Museum  By Me (Siying)Parasol unit: https://parasol-unit.orgBosnia Pavilionhttps://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/bosnia-and-herzegovina The exhibition Ramo will be in:https://www.festival-automne.com/en/program Ash’s Florence exhibition can be found at https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/emerging-australian-artists-reimagine-michelangelos-david/ Ararat Gallery TAMAFantasies - Hannah Gartside http://www.araratgallerytama.com.au/event/hannah-gartside-fantasies/

    20. Peter Aldrich and Natalie Trofimiuk: Contemporary Tapestry Works, the Influence of Exhibition Spaces and the Existence of Light

    20. Peter Aldrich and Natalie Trofimiuk: Contemporary Tapestry Works, the Influence of Exhibition Spaces and the Existence of Light

    A Melbourne-based artist couple: Peter Aldrich (painter and drawer) and Natalie Trofimiuk (print and drawer), are alert to the contemporary art exhibitions in town and nation wide. The number of the art exhibitions that they have seen in last month are so impressive and enviable for many artists, including me. In this episode, they shared their rich knowledge about some recent exhibitions in Melbourne, such as, Ry David Bradley's 500 years at Tristian Koenig; Prima Materia at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre; Jeremy Eaton and Ebony Truscott's exhibitions at Bus Projects, and more. Also, please remember to check out Natalie's upcoming exhibition in Trocadero Art Space in November. Please enjoy! Episode notes: Ry David Bradley500 Years : http://tristiankoenig.com/500-years.htmlhttp://tristiankoenig.com/current.html Gerhard RichterThe life of imageshttps://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/gerhard-richter Polly BorlandPolyversehttps://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/media_release/polly-borland-polyverse/ Prima MateriaMay 11- July 7, 2019http://www.bundoorahomestead.com/exhibition/prima-materia-2/ Zilversterhttp://www.zilverster.com Michael GF Priorhttps://michaelprior.org Bernhard SachsBlock Project Galleryhttps://blockprojectsgallery.com/bernhard-sachs-bio Jeremy EatonSome thoughts on cinema, dancing menhttps://busprojects.org.au/program/some-thoughts-on-cinema-dancing-men Ebony TruscottA Brick in Mid-Air https://busprojects.org.au/program/a-brick-in-mid-air Dale Frankhttps://neonparc.com.au/artists/dale-frank

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