Rise of the must-see exhibition

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Gina Fairley

Australia has been pretty comfortable with the blockbuster exhibition since the 1970s, but a new book unpacks what such exhibitions mean to the sustainability of art museums today.

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Trading on big name imports, blockbusters are still popular with Australians; promotional image, Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor, NGV International Melbourne from 5 April 2019 – 4 August 2019; supplied

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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