Combining the work of visual artists, sculptors, photographers, architects, publishers as well as industrial, fashion and jewellery designers, Melbourne Now, the National Gallery of Victoria’s major summer exhibition for 2013-14 aims to provide a snapshot of Melbourne’s renowned contemporary art scene.
National Gallery of Victoria
This thematic exhibition considers a range of artists’ responses to, and engagement with, television, sets and screens, visual broadcasting and the transmission of information. It includes Australian and international practitioners, with works dating from the late 1950s, when television was becoming a mass medium, to today. Within the exhibition there is consideration of television as a means of global communication; a mediator of technology; a distributor of pop culture and consumerism; a filter of media and the news; a vehicle for a new ‘reality’; and a transmitter of information.… Continued
Fair Game, acknowledges the perpetual intermingling of sport and life. The varied and sometimes extreme approaches by artists to the theme reflect the ambivalence felt by many people. Sport inspired by art mirrors a broader cultural impact of physical activity and strategic game playing. As with many phenomena, it is likely in the future that art will remain a cipher through which we bear witness to these events.… Continued