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By Zacha Rosen
January 23, 2012
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Four Interesting Young Polemics

Art After Hours gets ideas in four short, persuasive slices.
By Zacha Rosen
January 23, 2012
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Gallery controversy usually involves debate over the price of a painting, or whether various products of the body count as art. The Art Gallery of NSW has done its best to keep complaint from the crowd with its celebrity talks, but has tended to do it one speaker at a time. Wednesday, it plans to push your orthodoxies aside with a challenging quartet of young speakers who want to give you their ideas. Four Interesting Young Polemics brings them to the gallery's stage, each with a point to push in a brief Pecha Kucha-length harangue or artistic philippic.

It's hard to bring you to a new mental place in the space of just over six minutes, but these speakers will try. Taking the mic to move your mind will be comedian and sometime FBi radio-er Genevieve Fricker, artist, Chaser cartoonist and Chalk Horse co-founder Oliver Watts, the Marcel Duchamp-loving Jaime Tsai and Senthorun Raj, who plans to bring Picasso and politics back together. They may be four short slices of thought, but they're plenty enough to convince you to get in there and bend an ear.

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