TERRITORIAL PISSINGS
Utopian Slumps
Ground Floor, 33 Guildford Lane Melbourne

Group show including:

SEAN BAILEY, DAN BELL, NATHAN GRAY, MICHELLE HANLIN, MATTHEW HOPKINS, SASKIA LEEK, ROB McHAFFIE, TOBY POLA, TOM POLO, TIM PRICE, MARK RODDA, GEMMA SMITH, MASATO TAKASAKA, JAKE WALKER, AMBER WALLIS

Opening night Thursday April 15, 6 – 8pm

UtopianSlums_artgalleryreopening

Exhibition dates: April 16 – May 8, 2010

Territorial Pissings will bring together fifteen Australian artists to explore the notion of mark-making: with all the glib inferences of the Nirvana song. Surveying territorial pissing as an abject methodology — how the encrustation and infestation of things relates to ownership of space — the exhibition aims to address ironic incarnations of ownership and assertions of ‘property’ in contemporary art. The exhibition will acknowledge both the intense cynicism underpinning this notion, as well as the more complex and indefinable motivations behind mark-making more universally.

Also opening this Thursday 15th April…

The Nothing
West Space
Artists:
Damiano Bertoli, Lou Hubbard, Sanné Mestrom, Deborah Ostrow, Daniel Price, Matthew Shannon & Jackson Slattery
Opening night Thursday April 15, 6 – 8pm
Curated by Kelly Fliedner

West_Space_art_galleryExhibition dates: 16 April–8 May 2010

“The Nothing explores realms of the unknown and potentially unknowable aspects of human understanding— the things that we can’t fully comprehend or for which words and recognisable forms simply do not exist. The exhibition’s title, ‘The Nothing’, is taken from the childhood fable ‘The Never ending Story’, wherein an indescribable ‘emptiness’ pervades Fantasia (the mythical land in which the story takes place), chronicling the gap between islands of human knowledge and understanding. ‘The Nothing’ addresses liminal spaces, transposing and transforming materials from the familiar to the foreign in order to explore themes of uncertainty and crisis.”

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