26 July—15 September 2013
Exhibition Opening Thursday 25 July 2013 6—8pm
In July, Centre for Contemporary Photography will present True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works—the first major survey of leading Australian artist David Rosetzky.
One of our finest video artists, David Rosetzky creates intensely beautiful videos, photo-collages and installations exploring identity, subjectivity and relationships. Drawing on fifteen years of practice, the survey features a selection of early portrait and longer duration videos, photographs, photo-collages and sculpture.
True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works will particularly emphasise the play of the individual and the group in his work as it develops across time, with particular focus on his video practice.
Curated by Naomi Cass, Director and Kyla McFarlane, Associate Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.
NETS Victoria will tour True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works nationally in 2014—2015.
David Rosetzky works in a variety of media including video, installation, photography, sculpture and drawing. He studied painting at Victoria College, Prahran and recently completed a PhD in Fine Art at Monash University, Caulfield. From 1994-2002 he was the founding director of the artist and writer run gallery, 1st Floor Artists and Writers Space, Melbourne.
Rosetzky has presented his work widely in Australia and overseas in exhibitions including We Used to Talk About Love, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, (2013); the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, (2012); Dress Codes; The Third ICP Triennial of Video and Photography at The International Centre for Photography, New York, USA, (2009); Asian Art Biennale, Taichung, Taiwan, (2009); Crowds / Conversations / Confessions at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, (2006); and Circle of Friends at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, (2008). In 2005 he was the winner of the inaugural Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts.
He regularly collaborates with professionals from the fields of theatre, dance, film and sound including choreographers Lucy Guerin, Stephanie Lake, Jo Lloyd and Gideon Obarzanek, composer and sound designer J.D. Franzke, cinematographer Katie Milwright, dramaturg and writer Margaret Cameron, and dancers Kyle Kremerskothen, Alisdair Macindoe and Charmene Yap. In 2008 Rosetzky was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra to produce a digital video portrait of actor Cate Blanchett.
David Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.
Education and Public Programs
CCP are collaborating with The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) at the University of Melbourne to present a parallel series of public talks in August.
A comprehensive education kit will be available for the exhibition and tour, developed in conjunction with CHE and NETS Victoria.
A Centre for Contemporary Photography and NETS Victoria touring exhibition.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Education and Public Program Partner
Image: David Rosetzky Weekender 2001 (still), courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.