THE PUBLIC BODY .02 at Artspace
6-8pm 27 July
- When 28 Jul - 2 Oct 2017
43 - 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Wolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW 2011
THE PUBLIC BODY 02 is the second instalment of a three-part speculation on the human body and ways in which the body is present in the public domain.
The series opened lin 2016 with an examination of the body as a physical and sexual organism. This year, the exhibition explores perceptions, representations, fears, and the limitations of the human body.
Presenting work by more than 40 artists and collectives from the 1970s to the present, the exhibition is a showcase of feminist, queer, and anti-racist subjectivities within contemporary history.
Audiences are exposed to the changeable experience of the human body – its power, frailties, and transformations both as individual and collective agencies. View pivotal works by American painter and photographer, David Wojnarowicz, who died of an AIDS-related illness at the age of 37 in 1992, as well as works by Chinese-born artist, Cao Yu, examining sexualized motherhood and renowned politicised performance artist, Regina José Galindo.
Featured artists include; Francis Alys, Brook Andrew (UNSW Art & Design), Del Kathryn Barton (UNSW Art & Design), Farida Batool, Vivienne Binns, Leigh Bowery, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, Christine Dean, Kelly Doley (UNSW Art & Design) and Diana Baker Smith, Ella Dreyfus (UNSW Art & Design), Regina José Galindo, Amala Groom (UNSW Art & Design), Samuel Hodge, Geumhyung Jeong, Kate Just, Samson Kambalu, Deborah Kelly (UNSW Art & Design), Barbara Kruger, Radha La Bia, Pat Larter, Richard Larter, Leigh Ledare, Gary Lee, Pil, Teresa Margolles, Dani Marti, Chris Mason, Ebecho Muslimova, Rabbya Naseer and Hurmat Ul Ain, Tracey Rose, Patrick Staff, AL Steiner, Martine Syms, VNS Matrix, Gillian Wearing, David Wojnarowicz, William Yang, Women’s Domestic, Needlework Group, and Cao Yu.
THE PUBLIC BODY 02 is co-curated by Director of Artspace and UNSW Art & Design graduate, Alexie Glass-Kantor, together with Talia Linz.
Discussion and Performance - Saturday 27 August, 2pm