Vertigo, an exhibition curated by Claire Anna Watson, presents works by ten Australian contemporary artists: Boe-lin Bastian, Cate Consandine, Simon Finn, Justine Khamara, Bonnie Lane, Kristin McIver, Kiron Robinson, Kate Shaw, Tania Smith, and Alice Wormald.
The artists interrogate contemporary life, exploring the fracture, chaos and dislocation that arises in the human condition and in a world which is imbued with flux and change. The experience of dizziness and a loss of perspective are explored within a world that is gripped by an acceleration of time and pace.
Presenting sculptural works, collage, drawing and video, the artists disrupt the ordinariness that can pervade life, building new narratives of human experience. By conveying feelings of anxiety and humour, or by using absurd gestures, the artists in Vertigo attempt to make sense of the world around them, with dizzying effects.
Curator: Claire Anna Watson
Exhibition dates and venues:
Indonesia: 20 March – 15 April 2014, Galeri Soemardja – Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung
Taiwan: 9 May – 8 June 2014, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), TaipeiSouth Korea: 23 July – 27 August 2014, POSCO Art Gallery, Seoul
Vertigo on ABC24 'The World', Wednesday 12 March 2014