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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Stieg Persson, Painting 1993 – Northern Gem, 1993, oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 214 x 152 cm. Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s, on loan to the Ian Potter Museum of Art. © Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
Artists include: Howard Arkley, Destiny Deacon, Neil Emmerson, Louise Hearman, Leah King-Smith, Andrew McQualter, Rose Nolan, Stieg Persson, Kerrie Poliness, Sally Smart, Caroline Williams, Constance Zikos
Housed at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s consists of 124 works by fifty-one Australian artists.
The collection addresses key theoretical issues in contemporary art, exploring artists’ ideas about mass culture, technology, national identity and gender through works that epitomise the creative direction of the 1990s.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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