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Philip Brophy, frame from Colour Me Dead – Chapter 5: The Hungry Vagina, 2013, synchronized high-definition animation displayed on 3 monitors, sound, 6 minutes. © Courtesy the artist
Philip Brophy presents an illustrated lecture series based on the source paintings of the six parts of his current exhibition and forthcoming book. Brophy has examined more than 3,000 artworks to trace how the nude has historically been posed, lit, depicted, rendered and transformed.
Brophy asserts that ‘from Pablo Picasso’s grotesque shapes to Jackson Pollock’s splattered landscapes to Andy Warhol’s mortician’s gaze to Yves Klein’s exploitative anthropometries, modern artists have flirted with violent depictions of the body, decimating the once-idealised nude in a spectacle of aggressive deconstruction’.
This lecture examines:
Chapter 3: The Morbid Forest Where the body is left for dead, to be exposed, to decompose, to be discovered.
Chapter 4: The Sexualised Chimera How the body is transmogrified, mutated, fused, collaged.
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More about the exhibition here
Now open, The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.