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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 5: The Hungry Vagina How the body threatens, devastates, desiccates, devours.
Chapter 6: The Prostrate Christ How the body is laid out, kept flat, left lying, made horizontal.
Come along early to view the exhibition before the lecture.
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More about the exhibition here
On the 19 February join us for a special viewing at the Potter of the Richard Avedon People exhibition between 5 to 6pm, followed by a discussion at the Elisabeth Murdoch Lecture Threatre, 6 to 7pm, led by Dr Christopher Chapman, exhibition curator with special guest Carol Squiers, Senior Curator, International Center for Photography, New York and co-author of Richard Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 (2009). RSVP essential.
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