Catch up on the full program of talks, panel discussions and performances that took place during Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala, The Last Resort with all videos now available to watch online.
We're thrilled to broaden the accessibility of our programs with our two most popular talks now available to watch with closed captions. Anri Sala – Artist Talk saw the artist participate in a fascinating conversation with Maud Page, Deputy Director and Director of Collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The panel discussion Colonialism and the Age of Enlightenment featured a diverse line-up of experts, including artist Daniel Boyd, historian Kate Fullagar and astronomer Duane Hamacher, who weighed in on the role of artists and museums in re-contextualising music, objects and texts to cast new light on the past.
Music was a recurring topic throughout the program, with a dedicated panel discussion, Sound and Music in Contemporary Art, gathering curators and artists to reflect on the place of 'sound' in the contemporary art landscape. Sydney Conservatorium of Music Professor Neal Peres Da Costa took a deep dive into the world of Mozart with his lunchtime talk, Neal Peres Da Costa – Music, Place and Time, revealing new perspectives on the music of eighteenth-century Europe.
Audiences had the opportunity to hear Anri Sala's reimagining of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto alongside the original piece in a triumphant performance by the Conservatorium of Music's Early Music Ensemble. Watch their performance of Mozart's original score, followed by Sala's contemporary reimagining.
Rounding out our program, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Curator Andrew Jacob took audiences on a journey through the historical and scientific milestones of Sydney's Observatory Hill in Andrew Jacob – Observing the Sea and Sky. Award-winning composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford wrapped up the project's final weekend with his personal reflections on music and composition in his compelling talk Andrew Ford – Music and Memory.