Natalie King

Natalie King

Natalie King is a Melbourne-based curator, writer, and the inaugural Director of Utopia @ Asialink – a roving visual arts project for the Asia Pacific region. She has curated exhibitions for numerous museums including the Singapore Art Museum; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She is a correspondent for Flash Art International and contributes to Art Asia Pacific, Art and Australia, Artlink, and Art Monthly. She was guest editor (with Virginia Fraser) of Artlink on Surveillance. She was the curator and editor of Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang at Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2010. She is the co-author of a Thames & Hudson monograph on Chinese/Australian painter, Guan Wei, with Hou Hanru. She has interviewed numerous artists including Ai Wei Wei, Joseph Kosuth, Tacita Dean, Anastasia Klose, Kathy Temin, and Bill Henson. (Photograph by Richard Kendall.)

‘Love is the key word’ by Natalie King

November 2010, no. 326 16 November 2011
There is so much beauty around us if only we could take the time to open our eyes and perceive it. And then share it. Love is the key word. (Carol Jerrems, A Book About Australian Women) In 1973, Carol Jerrems photographed a little girl, Caroline Slade, at her fourth birthday party in Toorak. Standing coyly with hands clasped, she stares at the camera, head tilted. Her pleated, patterned froc ... (read more)