c3 Annual Fundraiser: The Utopian Object
The Utopian Object gives audiences a unique insight into an artistic vision that imagines a utopian object; an object of true desire, the perfect object.
Is there such thing?
Just as the ideal of utopia is inherently contradictory, this exhibition ponders the contradictions of the fundraiser model itself – art as commodity and art as an object of desire.
The concept of an object existed throughout history before the idea of what we think of as ‘art’ was conceived. An object can be: a talisman, a warning, a present, a memento, a history, a celebration. An object as romance, an object as a keeper of time, an object as a tool, as nourishment, as attire. An object can be a portal, an object can be social, and an object can be destruction.
The highly anticipated sixth project in c3’s annual fundraiser series, The Utopian Object will feature a range of artworks showcasing leading Australian artists.