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Jitish Kallat, Circa (detail), 2011, resin, steel, rope. © Courtesy the artist and Arndt Berlin. Photo: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Gigi Scaria, Prisms of perception (production still), 2010, single-channel SD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 4:25 minutes. © Courtesy the artist
A unique opportunity to hear more about the work of visiting artists Jitish Kallat and Gigi Scaria. In conversation with senior curator Bala Starr.
Jitish Kallat's interventions in the Classics and Archaeology Gallery are installed in relation to a display of ancient Indian carved stone sculptures and colonial-era maps from the University of Melbourne as well as private collections. Kallat’s works are set in playful and poetic conversation with the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s atypical architecture and the broad time-scale of the exhibition program, which simultaneously presents art from the Neolithic period to the present day. The concept of ‘time’ and ‘recursion’ at the heart of the project.
Gigi Scaria’s experience of moving from his village in the southern state of Kerala, to the sprawling national capital, Delhi, made clear to him the sense of alienation commonly experienced by migrants. His videos are informed by this experience and the change and constant flux of great cities. Through his paintings, sculptures, photography and videos, Scaria creates environments of the future and reinterprets the human relationship to modern progress.
During September and October 2012, Gigi Scaria is resident in Melbourne, supported by the Macgeorge Bequest. The Potter will present a major solo project by Scaria opening in September 2013.
These two exhibition are presented in partnership with Utopia@Asialink.
Places are limited for this free event. RSVP essential please book above.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014