EXHIBITIONS

New Alchemists

 

9 December 2017 – 7 January, 2018
Opening Friday 8 December, 6 pm 

 

New Alchemists
Curated by Dr Alicia King 

Artists: Art Orienté Objet (France); Michaela Gleave (Australia); Ian Haig (Australia); Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (Australia) in collaboration with Corrie van Sice (USA); Nadege Philippe-Janon (Australia); Thomas Thwaites (UK) and Lu Yang (China).

A Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. This touring exhibition explores ideas of futuristic biology's and post human engagements within the broad intersections of art and science.

 

"I'm interested in the social impact of technology and the way it is incorporated into our collective vision under the premise of being innately symbiotic to maintaining human life,” says curator Alicia King. “The intent of the show isn't to either glorify or condemn the use of technologies addressed in the works - it's really exploring a spectrum of approaches to life from the machinic to the visceral - at times challenging, absurd, and insightful.”

Putting forward the artist as contemporary alchemist, the selected works invite audiences to channel experiences beyond our accessible human and non-human worlds.

After its debut in Hobart in 2016, the exhibition has toured regional galleries across Australia before arriving in Devonport. 

 

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Image credit: Art Orientè Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), May the Horse Live in Me!, 2011, film and relics of original performance  

 

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