“Tackling The Field” @ AGNSW: “a period which would threaten the “death of painting” altogether”. Infelicitous title. Dopey commentary. Maybe only one or two of the artists (Ramsden, Burn) had this kind of agenda in mind? At least the curator Natalie Wilson doesn’t take this position, quite. The scholars among you can read her essay online. A vast bibliography, curiously minus Ian Burn and The Iconophile’s Purity, Style, Amnesia from The Field Now, Heide Park and Art Gallery, 1984, or the exchange between Patrick McCaughey and Mel Ramsden . Why might that be?


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