A transgender artist acclaimed by Huffington Post for ‘changing the landscape of contemporary art’, Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Cassils’ first exhibition in Australia features video, photography and sculpture, as well as a presentation of their iconic performance, Becoming an Image. Cassils’ approach to art form and representation re-frames the gaze and subverts art’s historical canon. With breathtaking skill and finesse, the artist uses their body as a medium to question societal structures and explore histories of violence, representation, struggle and survival.
Presented in association with Perth Festival and curated by Eugenio Viola, PICA Senior Curator, with Felicity Fenner and Anne Loxley.
Opening Saturday 9 February, 6.30pm.