Attention seeker

Event status:

Painted portrait of singer Odetta An exhibition that explores the image of the idealised performer getting it ‘right’ and the way a performer connects with an audience through practice, repetition and authenticity.

Date:
Tuesday 29 March 2022 10:00 am until Sunday 03 July 2022 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Amelia Wallin
a.wallin@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Art Institute
Type of Event:
Exhibition
Cost:
Free

Artists: Colleen Ahern, Rebecca Baumann, Priyageetha Dia, Eng Kai Er, Lou Hubbard, Michelle Mantsio, Melati Suryodarmo
Guest curator: Amita Kirpalani

Attention seeker explores how visual artists take inspiration from the choreography, artifice and charisma of iconic performances by musicians and actors. Through painting, sculpture and video works by seven international and Australian artists, the exhibition examines performances as planned events that can come unstuck or deviate from the rehearsal. It looks at performers caught in the act or between the lines and reveals unpredictable staging, unruly costumes, slips of the tongue or actual slips.

This exhibition has been developed to complement Bendigo Art Gallery’s exhibition, Elvis: Direct from Graceland (19 March to 17 July). Where Elvis examines a singular iconic performer, Attention seeker brings together works that unpack the risk, structure and release of a performer standing in front of a real or imagined audience.

Image: Colleen Ahern, 46.11 minutes (Odetta at Town Hall), 2016; oil on board, 30 x 30 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

La Trobe Art Institute

121 View St, Bendigo VIC 3550

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