The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, September 20, 2019


Reko Rennie awarded Artbank + ACMI Commission
Rennie’s works are largely autobiographical, often combining the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with contemporary media that includes painting, sculpture, installation and filmmaking. Photo: Jacquie Manning.


MELBOURNE.- Australian Centre for the Moving Image, together with Artbank, announced Reko Rennie as the recipient of the second $70,000 Artbank + ACMI Commission for his proposed new video work, What Do We Want.

Shot on cinematic 4K, What Do We Want will draw on 1970s Blaxploitation films and Rennie’s own martial arts practice to explore political, environmental and social questions through an Aboriginal Australian lens.

“I'm very excited and honoured to be offered this award by Artbank + ACMI to make my new video work, What Do We Want. This commission is an amazing opportunity to create a new work that I've wanted to make for some time and I look forward to sharing it with you,” said Rennie.

ACMI Director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick said: “Reko Rennie is a vital voice at the forefront of Australian contemporary art and we are thrilled to award Reko the Artbank + ACMI Commission, providing him with the support to pursue and extend his practice. Reko’s probing cinematic artworks defy categorisation and it’s exactly these types of works that the Artbank + ACMI Commission was designed for.”

Artbank Assistant Director, Emma Crimmings said: “We’re proud to have Reko Rennie as the next recipient of the Artbank + ACMI Commission. We look forward to connecting the outcomes of this project to the broader public through our art leasing program.

“Reko Rennie is one of Australia’s most exciting multi-disciplinary artists and through his new work, What Do We Want we anticipate Reko will emerge as a powerful and timely voice in 2020. Set in a dojo studio and paying homage to Blaxploitation films of the 70s, What Do We Want is a highly stylised and choreographed examination of urgent questions facing Aboriginal people today,” said Crimmings.

Established in partnership with Artbank, the federal government’s flagship support program for Australian contemporary artists, the Artbank + ACMI Commission is a three-year commissioning program that will enable Australian artists and filmmakers to create new works that are conceived at the intersection of art and cinema.

This partnership further expands ACMI's vibrant commissioning program, which through a series of vital collaborations – with Artbank, Ian Potter Foundation, City of Melbourne and the Mordant Family – will directly fund Australian artists with $650,000 worth of financial support to create new work over the next three years and then exhibit it to thousands of people at ACMI and beyond.

What Do We Want will be exhibited at ACMI in 2020.

Born in Melbourne in 1974, Reko Rennie is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist who explores personal and political narratives through the lens of his own Aboriginal (Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi) heritage and broader cultural themes around power, identity, memory and history. Rennie’s works are largely autobiographical, often combining the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with contemporary media that includes painting, sculpture, installation and filmmaking.






Today's News

August 28, 2019

Impressionist paintings donated to High Museum of Art

'Focus on provenance' continues at the Kunsthaus Zurich until 22 September

Christie's to offer the collection of Eileen and I.M. Pei

Bonhams to offer 8 museum-quality sculptures from one of the most important Himalayan art collections

The Foundling Museum acquires important portrait of the Duchess of Portland

Renovation halts 'caterpillar' rides at France's Pompidou museum

La Brea Tar Pits in LA reimagined

Dallas Museum of Art appoints first curator of Latin American Art

Bonhams New York to offer four Asian art sales on September 9 and 11

Lark Mason Associates announces series of Asian, Ancient, and Ethnographic Auctions

Edgar Leciejewski's first exhibition with Contemporary Fine Arts on view in Berlin

Anish Kapoor donates art to be auctioned at London's anti-arms trade art show

Scientists reproduce coral in lab, offering hope for reefs

Tate Staff Biennale 2019 opens at Tate Modern

Christie's Education announces new online course 'History of Watches: 1700 to Now'

Painting by Kamrooz Aram acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Dayton Art Institute joins 'Museums for All' program and introduces new 'Art Connections' membership

Albert Einstein letter regarding anti-Semitism in American universities to be auctioned

Zilberman Gallery announces representation of Başak Bugay and Yaşam Şaşmazer

Reko Rennie awarded Artbank + ACMI Commission

Exhibit Columbus 2019 celebrates opening

Patricia Piccinini's 'Life Clings Closest' opens at Cairns Art Gallery

Delaware Art Museum unveils new Kids' Corner installation

Ancient Resource Auctions announces online-only Summer Antiquities Discovery Sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful