Archibald Prize 2013

New post on mediakult about the Archibald Prize

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I really love the portrait of Hugo Weaving titled ‘hugo’ by Del Kathyrn Barton, the winning entry of the $75000 Archibald Prize for portraiture for 2013.

To be honest, I don’t usually write about painting. Probably because my professional and creative practice has focused more on the online and digital space where objects are created via an interface, electronically using software keyboard and mouse as opposed to canvas, paint and board.

Painting as art occupies a commodified space as a media form, because of the sale-ability and collectibility of the object, creating networks of power to barter the objects, something I have never felt comfortable with to a certain extent. When I started to use digital imaging to create souvenir objects in the Big Banana Time Inc. project and making my first vanilla html website in 1995, I was drawn in by the potential for people to edit and share…

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