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"Post Contemporary Painting: A Large-scale Group Exhibition Challenges the Relevance, Importance and Function of the Process of Painting within Contemporary Art Practice"
2004-06-03 until 2004-04-03
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Post Contemporary Painting (PCP), a large-scale group exhibition of local, interstate and international artists, opens at the IMA on Thursday 3rd June at 6pm (continues until July 3). David M. Thomas, Shane Haseman, Tony Schwensen, Bibo, Robert Pulie, Paul Wrigley, Camilla Cassidy, Catherine Brown, Guy Benfield, Paul Bai, Robert Pulie, Jason Markou and Dienna Georgetti challenge the relevance, importance and function of the process of painting within contemporary art practice. This survey of artists whose work addresses the notion and practice of painting, transcends the conventional 'painted surface' adopting a conceptual and multi-disciplined approach. Whilst the exhibition includes several paintings, 'painting' is intended as a 'starting point' or historical reference. As participating artist Camilla Cassidy reminds us "Since the role of documentation and representation has been overtaken by photography, we have yet to clearly define what exactly painting's role is now."
The artists rehash, and in some cases rebel against the concerns of formalism, modernism and conceptualism in works across various media, including installation and video projection, alluding to a 'Post-Contemporary condition'. Is it simply a case of post-modern angst for generation Y? These questions and more will be explored at a public discussion at the IMA on Friday 4 July 2004, 2 pm.
Dutch artist Bibo, with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation, joins this diverse group of Australian artists and will be in residence at the IMA two weeks prior to the exhibition opening. Post Contemporary Painting (also referred to as PCP) presents an opportunity for thought and discussion, facilitated by the public discussion and an artist-published catalogue to be released mid exhibition.
Guy Benfield,L.P. Werk,
Installation view, 2002.