1st Floor, 225 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
“Perhaps a common theme throughout is that brands change, people change and everything dies,” says Melbourne artist Darren Sylvester of the works in his solo exhibition at Neon Parc.
Timing is everything. Viewed in April Fiona Hall’s solo show, Gateless Gate, reads like a meditation on the senselessness of war: the perfect antidote to the beer-soaked, jingoistic, flag-waving frenzy that often seems to accompany the more sombre rituals of ANZAC day.
Patricia Piccinini may have made headlines with her Skywhale, 2013, or more recently with Graham, a sculpture used in education about road traffic accidents, but it’s her quieter works that make the biggest impact.
Radicality doesn’t necessarily sit in one temporality or in one action, but spans, as the exhibition portrays, across histories and through consequences.
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