15 Castray Esplanade Hobart TAS 7000
Even though Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee has changed and refined her art practice over time there are certain themes that continually pervade her work.
Like many exhibitions, Telaesthesia began with conversation. “The five artists in this exhibition all shared a studio space for several years until 2012 and we would sit around our kitchen table and talk about what it meant to be painting in a post-digital and post-internet world,” says curator and artist Tony Lloyd.
It was Walter Benjamin who said that artworks have an aura: a quality to do with imagined closeness to the artist.
Curated by Chelsea Hopper, the exhibition I can see Russia from here brings together a diverse group of Australian artists who have been influenced by Russian art or engaged with what Hopper terms “the Russian imaginary,” that is, the complex layers of cultural signifiers and values that construct an understanding of Russia, either from within the society or from without.
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