SEA STATE 2 : as evil disappears
Exhibiting new work : Perth
8 September – 21 October 2012
Artists: Andy Best, Erin Coates, Heman Chong, Simon Faithfull, Benjamin Forster, Tony Garifalakis and Richard Lewer, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Clare Peake, Perdita Phillips, Helen Smith, Kai Syng Tan, Warren Vance and Jurek Wybraniec
Guest Curator: Jasmin Stephens
Yonder offers a contemporary perspective on the desire that artists have always had to know ‘what’s over there’. With the notion of ‘mobility’ as the exhibition’s central idea, Yonder considers some of the poetic and pragmatic connotations associated with this strategy for investigating, taking action and day dreaming about one’s place in the world.
The artists in the exhibition reference material, virtual and enquiry-based itineraries that reflect a diversity of approaches to propulsion and apprehension of the world. Whether working with traditional media such as paper and pigment or recent media such as digitised text, their approaches produce the effect of a route, a path or way being taken.
Heman Chong is represented by Motive Gallery, Amsterdam; Rossi & Rossi, London and Hong Kong; and Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing and Guangzhou. Simon Faithfull is represented by Galerie Polaris, Paris and Parker’s Box, New York. Tony Garifalakis is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide. Richard Lewer is represented by Fehily Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne; Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide; and OREXART, Auckland. Warren Vance is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne. Helen Smith and Jurek Wybraniec are represented by Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth.
Clare Peake has been supported by Fremantle Arts Centre. Andy Best and Jasmin Stephens have been supported by the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts.
I was completely unprepared for this, but extremely honored by it. Thanks to the jury for the award and the selectors who found my little film and invited me to orizzonti section of venice film festival.
I think it’s screening in a few hours from me now posting this blog. click on image for link
This is a trailer for my video installation which was funded and exhibited at Singapore Biennale 2011 ‘Old Kallang Airport’
Listed top 10 works to see in the biennale by 3 a different publications and news.
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