Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Anne Landa Award exhibition opens at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The fifth Anne Landa Award exhibition opens tonight at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The space between us considers the relation between video and performance and features work by Lauren Brincat, Alicia Frankovich, Laresa Kosloff, Angelica Mesiti, Kate Mitchell, James Newitt and Christian Thompson. The artists are all eligible for the the acquisitive award of AUD$25,000, which sees the winning work enter the Gallery's collection.

Guest curator Charlotte Day says: "The seven artists are connected through their interest in the artist as performing body, the artist as creator /director of performances, and the viewer's role in relation to the works and as active participant. The resurgence in performative art continues out of a desire to question established exhibition and viewing habits, as well as the relative distinctions and distances between artist, artwork and audience." Read More...