Our muscular new issue of Trouble is a little mad and storm-delayed but proud to present to you, dear readers, Mr Jim Kempner, a Chelsea (New York) art dealer in a webisode comedy, The Madness of Art. You could liken it to Breaking Bad for the art world, only without the gun violence, drug dealing or jaded high school science teacher … you’ll see what we mean. We are starting with the first two episodes of Season 1.
Also from o/s we have a postcard from BERLIN ART WEEK by Carmen Ansaldo, and our second report direct from the 55th VENICE BIENNALE by Tiziana Borghese. Meanwhile in Japan Ben Laycock goes searching for the Hairy Ainu in Greetings from Hiroshima.
Home again and Sweet Sense by Olivia Welch, who has a taste for the edible art showing in at BRENDA MAY GALLERY, will whet your appetite before Inga Walton dives into another Geoffrey Rush spectacular at THE ARTS CENTRE in Head Rush. Neil Boyack studies at the shrine of poet Coral Hull in Stralian Stories, while our brilliant October Salon has features from Peter Davrington, Pip Stafford, Penny Byrne, Graeme Peebles, Daniel Crooks, Robbie Rowlands and more.
Plus ACTease, AdeLOUD, Melburnin, Dear Dreamboat by Dmetri Kakmi, Comics Face by Ive Sorocuk and a poem by Darby Hudson. Our front cover features Alex Kershaw, Muscles and pears (detail) 2011 from Fantasticology Tokyo: faults, flesh and flowers 2011-13, production still, HD video and sound, 25:06 min, courtesy and © the artist. AGNSW Contemporary Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney (NSW), until 10 Nov 2013 - artgallery.nsw.gov.au