Re / Gendered
Platform Artists Group Inc.
Artists: Monika Tichacek (Sydney), Tejal Shah (India), Jake Wotherspoon (Melbourne), Drew Pettifer (Melbourne), Fran Barrett, Kate Blackmore & Anastasia Zaravinos (Sydney), Liam Benson (Sydney), 4evamore (Melbourne), Michelle Tran (Melbourne), Gerard O’Connor & Marc Wasiak (Melbourne).
Opening Monday 25th January 2010, 6 – 8pm
Presented by Midsumma 2010 & Platform
Curator: Laura Castagnini
Re/Gendered brings together a number of high profile international and Australian artists in a group exhibition that celebrates the notion of fluid or ‘unstable’ gender. These artists all aim to transgress and blur the boundaries of gender performance. Often using drag as a technique to destabilise identity, these diverse artists disrupt and subvert the traditional binary system of gender. In turns joyful, disturbing, and deliberately ambiguous, these artworks expose the theatricality involved in our everyday performance of gender roles.
This art exhibition runs until February 6, 2010.
Centre for Contemporary Photography – Gallery 3
In the four works that comprise this exhibition Trish Morrissey employs self-portraiture, performance and wit as tools to investigate the boundaries of photographic meaning through still and moving images. The humour often evaporates, leaving a slow-burning psychologically tense afterglow. Weaving fact and fiction, she plunges into the heart of such issues as family experiences and national identities, Irish middle-class values, feminine and masculine roles, and relationships between strangers.
This photographic exhibition runs until March 14, 2010.