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Artists include: Howard Arkley, Angela Brennan, Jon Campbell, Tony Clark, Juan Davila, Louise Hearman, Robert Hunter, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Tim Johnson, Emily Kam Kngwarray, Lindy Lee, Tracey Moffatt, Robert Owen, Rosslynd Piggott, Kerrie Poliness, Gregory Pryor, Scott Redford, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Caroline Williams, John Wolseley, John Young, Constanze Zikos
The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990s began as an initiative to support Australian artists through the acquisition, display and promotion of their work. The artworks reflect some of the prevailing issues of the 1990s, a period of shifting cultural conditions involving an expanding field of practitioners and media. 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 including mass culture, technology, national identity, and gender, through works that epitomise the creative direction of the period. Themes present in the works include: reconciliation, globalisation, the environment, and national and personal politics.
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.rn
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