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Launch of Memo Magazine

11 April 2024
6.00pm – 7.30pm AEST
UNSW Galleries, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
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Celebrate the launch of the first glossy annual magazine from Memo Review, a leading art criticism platform based in Naarm/Melbourne and Warrang/Sydney.

Memo No.1 features an extended artist focus on Archie Moore ahead of his presentation at the Venice Biennale, with essays by Rex Butler, Tristen Harwood, Tara Heffernan, and Hilary Thurlow.

It also includes reviews and essays from around Australia and the world: Audrey Schmidt unveils a history of tall-poppy takedowns in the Melbourne art world, Cameron Hurst checks in with once-celebrated Spike Magazine cultural critic Dean Kissick, Helen Hughes writes on Helen Johnson's The Birth of an Institution (2022), and more.

Hear Memo Review contributing editors Paris Lettau and Verónica Tello in conversation with Nick Croggon, and take home a copy of this cutting-edge publication.

This event is developed in partnership with the Power Institute, University of Sydney.

Portrait of art historian Verónica Tello. She has short black hair and is wearing a red shirt.

Verónica Tello

Art Historian

Verónica Tello is an art historian, writer, editor, teacher, and curator. Her research predominantly focuses on transnational art histories — and their archives — in and out of Australia, Chile, the Pacific, and Latin America. Her writings have appeared in Third Text, Memory Studies, Afterall, and Artforum. She is a Sydney editor of Memo Review and editor-in-chief of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. Tello is a senior lecturer in contemporary art history and theory at UNSW Art & Design.

Portrait of Nicholas Croggon

Nicholas Croggon 

Art historian, Editor, and Critic

Nicholas Croggon is art historian, editor, and critic. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University, a co-founder of the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline, and the Events & Programs Officer at The Power Institute based at the University of Sydney.