Exhibition launch: Homo sacer: life unlawed
Join us for the exhibition opening event beginning with a conversation and tour
- Friday 17 February 2023 05:00 pm until Friday 17 February 2023 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
- Amelia Wallin
- Presented by:
- La Trobe Art Institute
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Artists: Martha Atienza, Jonathan Baldock, Kait James, Helen Johnson, Nick Modrzewski, Jack Ky Tan and the Victorian Bar
Guest curators: Nick Modrzewski and Jack Ky Tan
Nick Modrzewski will lead a conversation about the exhibition beginning at 5 pm, followed by refreshments from 6 pm.
Homo sacer (‘sacred man’) is a concept from ancient Rome, which proposed that a person who has been removed from society and the laws that govern it could be killed without consequence. This new exhibition, curated by artists Nick Modrzewski and Jack Ky Tan, brings together a group of sculptural, painting and video artworks to explore how the law is embedded in our bodies and our material and social realities, and to consider the affect of its withdrawal.
Image: Kait James, 'Take me to your weaver', 2022; wool, metallic yarn and cotton on printed cotton; 75 x 46.5 x 7 cm. Courtesy the artist and Neon Parc
La Trobe Art Institute
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