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Edward Colless

Edward Colless is a Senior Lecturer of Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. He is currently editor of the journal Art+Australia, with its associated publishing program.

Edward Colless reviews 'Imants Tillers and the Book of Power' by Wystan Curnow

February–March 1998, no. 198 01 February 1998
Imants Tiller is one of the most distinguished of Australia’s postmodern generation of artists. Just about every trendsetting exhibition within Australia throughout the 1980s had a Tillers piece on centrestage, and his inclusion in internationally touring shows then and in the 1990s has been a matter of course. His commercial success has matched his fame and his prodigious output. But Tillers’ ... (read more)

Edward Colless reviews 'Parallax: Essays on Art, Culture and Technology' by Darren Tofts

April 2000, no. 219 01 April 2000
Cultural criticism at the end of the twentieth century, says Darren Tofts (at the end of 1999), is suffering from a kind of amnesia. Interactivity is not an invention of Playstation games or electronic mail, but has been a crucial constituent of avant-garde art throughout the century: neglect this history and risk collapsing culture into fin-de-siecle, commodified monotony. Both those who rhapsodi ... (read more)