What John Berger Saw
22 June – 22 July 2000
John Berger & John Christie, Robert Boynes, Susan Fereday, Elizabeth Gertsakis, Dean Golia, Paul Hoban, John Hughes, Tim Johnson, Peter Kennedy, Peter Lyssiotis, Polixeni Papapetrou, Gregory Pryor, Anne Zahalka & Constanze Zikos
What John Berger Saw is an exhibition about artists who have been influenced by the work of John Berger. The exhibition also features a collaborative work by Berger and UK artist John Christie.
As painter, critic, essayist, novelist, poet, dramaturgist, screenwriter and filmmaker, Berger has provided a dazzling and profound example of how to think and represent the times we are living through. With his ground-breaking book and BBC television series Ways of Seeing, particularly, he transformed the way we understand the relationship between art and politics, or more precisely, the connections between past masters in painting, the social context of production and contemporary visual culture.
An ANU Canberra School of Art touring exhibition. Curated by Merryn Gates. Catalogue essays by John Berger, Don Miller, Linda Marie Walker, Robert Nelson, Ian McLean, Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield, Merryn Gates, John Conomos, Scott McQuire, Peter Lyssiotis, Geoff Dyer, Tom Ford, Nikos Papastergiadis and Paul Bonaventura. Edited by Nikos Papastergiadis.