Exhibition Dates: 27th May 2016 to 10th July 2016. Opening: 26th May 6-8pm.
GALLERY 1 | CCP DECLARES: ON THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
Artists: Mohini Chandra, Miriam Charlie, Cherine Fahd, Katrin Koenning, Pilar Mata Dupont, Tom Nicholson and Elvis Richardson
Curated by Pippa Milne
CCP Declares: On the Social Contract draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. The subtitle to this second iteration of CCP Declares acknowledges that these works examine or extend the idea of social contract theory; the idea that moral and political obligations and rights are bound upon an intrinsic agreement amongst the various constituents of a society.
GALLERY 4 | GORDON BENNETT AND JOHN CITIZEN – GORDON BENNETT: MOVING IMAGES, PART ONE
Curated by Helen Hughes and Chiara Scafidi
This two-part exhibition explores the role of moving-image works within the broader practice of Gordon Bennett. Spanning a range of different media, such as video, digital animation, performance documentation and painting, the works included in Gordon Bennett: Moving Images demonstrate the fluidity with which the artist sampled imagery from the art historical canon and popular culture, and highlight his process of remixing in the production of new work. In this exhibition, objects—such as a suit—and images—such as Philip Guston’s Ku Klux Klan masks and Margaret Preston’s generic Aboriginal staffage—move seamlessly from the painted canvas to the screen, revealing the computer (where cutting, pasting and remixing can be undertaken at a fast pace) to be a crucial compositional aid. This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view rarely exhibited moving image works by both Gordon Bennett and John Citizen.
Gordon Bennett: Moving Images, Part Two will take place at Sutton Gallery between 2 and 30 July 2016.