2010西澳》五月伯斯行(四)‧西澳美術館Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY
派翠亞‧佩西尼尼，她是澳洲知名的當代女藝術家。她藉由藝術創作探討環境與生命關係。她的作品曾被選為2003年威尼斯雙年展澳洲館的代表作，創作以雕像裝置為主，對於現代生物科技與基因工程影響物種的變遷有深刻的人文藝術省思。她的作品也曾在2006年的 Art Taipei台北國際藝術博覽展出過。佩西尼尼所作的「變種生物」，有些雖然很可愛，有些乍看確有些驚人。
這件作品名稱為Surrogate (for the Northern Hairynosed Wombat)
Patricia piccinini: relativity
Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists whose startling sculptures examine the connections between science and nature, art and the environment. Audiences are drawn to Piccinini’s sculptures because they appear so real, yet they are creatures of the artist’s imagination developed to consider a strange new world of artificial or mutant beings derived from experimental biotechnology.
Created using a combination of materials such as silicone, fibreglass and human hair, Piccinini’s sculptures are familiar yet fantastical in their depiction of possible future species and their interaction with human beings. Often confronting yet endearingly vulnerable, her sculptures give form to her fascination with the relationship between the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial’ while asserting the power of social relationships, love and communication. Piccinini’s work is fundamentally about the human condition, despite the quasi-human appearance of her sculptures. The artist sees them as ‘beautiful rather than grotesque, miraculous rather than freakish’.
Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY is the first major survey of the artist’s sculptural works in Western Australia. It includes over 20 significant projects and a new installation which has been created for the Gallery’s concourse, called Aloft 2010 which responds to the architectural environment of the Gallery.
Piccinini represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and has had solo exhibitions in Japan, the United States, Peru and Spain and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery.
Exhibition opening times
Patricia Piccinini: RELATIVITY exhibition is on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, situated in the Perth Cultural Centre from Saturday 1 May - Monday 22 August 2010. 10am-5pm. Wednesday to Monday.