Presenting work by contemporary artists from Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and South Korea, and curated by participating artist David Thomas, Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography expands the experience of photography at CCP from the wall mounted fine print, to consider works which articulate actual time and space. The exhibition will address the issue of photography, whilst exhibiting the work of artists who are not primarily understood as photographers, bringing a critical edge to CCP.
The exhibition will present photography in combination with other components including: paint, site, time and light, addressing questions regarding perception, memory and being. The issues addressed in the show, although pertinent to much contemporary practice, have not been extensively explored in the Australian context.
Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography is informed by the following considerations:
The concept of the Composite: The French philosopher Henri Bergson defined the composite as a construction/model where things different in kind are reconciled through our experience over time (duration). The composite artwork therefore embraces ideas of complexity and multiplicity, allowing for different conventions and materials to coexist within singular works and for shifting contents to become apparent over the time of viewing.
The use of a visual language informed by non-objective art, conceptual and performative practices, in order to raise questions concerning the nature of photography as an object/language/experience in the world i.e. what a photograph is as well as what it is of.
The need to make works which explore how photography mediates our interrogation, construction and perception of the real.
Curated By David Thomas
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