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Alliance Francaise de Melbourne – Eildon Gallery

51 Grey Street, St Kilda

(03) 9525 3463

www.afmelbourne.com.au

 

 

Landscapes. Territoires. Reves – A walk through time and space with Jean-Yves Camus

 

December 15th 2014 to January27th 2015

 

The Alliance Française is delighted to present its new exhibition of photos by Jean-Yves Camus.

 

Dismayed by the thought of global warming and rising water levels, Camus tried to discover “these new lands we could consider settling in,” places that Man could “colonize,” shedding an optimistic light on modern-day concerns.

Through these landscapes, it is Man who is really called into question: what has he done to his environment? What will become of him? To these questions, Camus answers with hope and faith.

 

From 2010 to 2012, the artist travelled to Iceland, Switzerland and France to capture these moments in the story of the earth.

‘Landscapes’ has already successfully toured in France, and is now touring Australia, in the Alliances Françaises de Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

 

 

 

 

Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda

8534 3600

www.jewishmuseum.com.au

 

Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

November 20th 2014 to May 24th 2015

An exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with the Jewish Museum of Australia. Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses are setting foot in Australia for the very first time. Warhol’s famous portrait series of ten iconic 20th century Jewish figures will exhibit in all their screen printed brilliance in the Loti Smorgon Gallery at the Jewish Museum of Australia.

 

The series includes a dynamic mix of 20th century thinkers, scientists and artists including Sarah Bernhardt (actress), Louis Brandeis (judge), Martin Buber (philosopher), Albert Einstein  (physicist), Sigmund Freud (neurologist and founding father of psychoanalysis), George Gershwin (composer), Franz Kafka (writer), Golda Meir (4th Prime Minister of Israel), Gertrude Stein (writer) and The Marx Brothers (actors). The exhibition explores Warhol’s creation of the ‘celebrity’ image and his selection process behind his Jewish geniuses. It questions how Warhol depicted the public face of famous personalities, and how we receive the images of these famous Jewish figures today.

 

 

 

Warhol Now

November 20th 2014 to May 24th 2015

A contemporary art response, Warhol Now, will accompany Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses in the Museum’s Dinah and Henry Krongold Family Gallery. A dynamic range of artists have been selected to respond to Warhol’s aesthetic and ideology, as well as investigate ideas of identity, fame and celebrity from a contemporary perspective.

 

The selected artists each responded very personally and very differently, creating an outcome that is both inspiring and diverse. Artists include Ilana Bellville, David Brook, Ede Horton, Shirley Groves-Klebaner, Lisa Krivitsky, Dr Vera Möller, Joseph Wiedenbaum.

 

 

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

111 Sturt Street, Southbank

(03) 9697 9999

www.accaonline.org.au

 

 

Menagerie

 

December 13th 2014 to March 1st 2015

 

Menagerie explores the human tendency to anthropomorphise through animals and their behaviours as a process of metaphoric discovery of the self. Curated by ACCA Artistic Director Juliana Engberg, the exhibition features works by international and national artists including Maurizio Cattelan, Mircea Cantor, Joseph Beuys, Henry Coombes, Robert Gligorov, Ricky Swallow, Caroline Tisdall, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Amelie von Wulffen, Peter Wachlter, Annika Eriksson, David Noonan, Lucy Gunning, Deborah Kelly, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Patricia Piccinini, Shannon Tao, Michael Parekowhai… and several historical works.

 

 

NGV International and NGV Australia

180 St Kilda Road and Federation Square, Melbourne

(03) 8620 2222

www.ngv.vic.gov.au

 

 

Takahiro Iwasaki: Itsukushima Reflection Model

 

December 5th 2014 to April 6th 2015

 

Takahiro Iwasaki is recognized as one of Japan’s new generation of emerging young artists, who creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret contemporary cityscapes and iconic historic buildings. In recent years, his artworks have been featured in numerous international art fairs and major exhibitions, with sculptures from his reflection model series receiving the greatest attention. The reflection model series focuses on seven of Japan’s most sacred buildings that all have an intimate visual relationship with the reflections they cast in the water that surrounds them.

 

 

MAMBO – 30 years of shelf-indulgence

 

December 6th 2014 to February 22nd 2015

 

Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence presents all the ideas, key elements and oddities that have made it one of Australia’s most memorable brands. The exhibition sees NGV Studio housing the largest collection of Mambo works ever assembled, ranging from way back in 1984 to the present day, including original artworks, developmental works (some never seen before) and a retrospective of the most-loved pieces produced during its history.

 

 

The Sacred and the Profane – Challenges and Possibilities in Renaissance Art

 

December 6th 2014 to March 15th 2015

 

In the fifteenth century, the art, architecture, literature and science of ancient Greece and Rome were rediscovered, and inspired the complex and extraordinary cultural phenomenon that was Renaissance art. As ancient sculptures were unearthed in Italy, artists copied them in marble, in paint and on paper. At the same time, they revolutionised figure drawing by studying the anatomy and movement of bodies, and rendering them with unprecedented accuracy. The NGV’s Old Master paintings, drawings and prints in this exhibition show the diversity of approaches to the figure in art, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Annibale Carracci and Peter Paul Rubens.

 

 

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

 

October 17th 2014 to February 8th 2015

 

The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean Paul Gaultier are celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this ground breaking French couturier.

The National Gallery of Victoria is the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.

This spectacular overview of Gaultier’s oeuvre features the first dress created by the designer in 1971 to his latest haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, costumes worn by Kylie Minogue and Beyoncé and haute couture dresses worn by Nicole Kidman.

 

 

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

November 14th 2014 to March 1st 2015

In the summer of 2014 – 15, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent work by the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Shrigley has developed a cult following for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and anxiety.
David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, animated videos, artist books, and a major new commission for NGV International’s Waterwall titled General Store. The artist’s omnipresent sense of humour lies at the heart of these works, which are manifest in tragicomic narratives that reflect on the banality and absurdity of everyday life and objects.

 

 

Alex Prager

November 14th 2014 to April 19th 2015

Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of mid-twentieth century American cinema and photography. Each of her lush colour images resembles a film still – entirely constructed and packed with emotion and human melodrama. In her film work she extends on her photographic practice, moving from the directorial mode in photography to directing an elaborately constructed film. Both aspects of her practice pair the banal and fantastic, the everyday and the theatrical, real life and cinematic representation in lush, richly coloured tableaux.

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