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2003-12-17 until 2004-02-29
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Presented in association with Sydney Festival 2004, Tracey Moffatt is the most comprehensive exhibition yet to be held in Australia of Moffatt’s work and brings together all of her major photographic series and films from the mid 1980s to the present day.
Described as a director of photo-narratives, Moffatt’s highly stylised photographs often reference the history of art and photography, as well as her own childhood memories and fantasies and explore issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity.
Included in the exhibition are 140 images from 14 major works and seven film and video pieces, including Moffatt’s ground breaking photographic series Something More (1989). Other works include GUAPA (Good Looking) 1995, the cinematic Up in the Sky (1997), telling the story of a young white woman, her Aboriginal child and Aboriginal suitor; and Fourth (2001) capturing moments of anguish, despair, surprise and humiliation on the face of athletes who came fourth at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Also included is the critically acclaimed short film Night Cries – A Rural Tragedy (1989), shown here in its original 35mm format. Selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival Night Cries (17 min) screen at the MCA 6 times on the half-hour from 10.30am until 3.30pm.
Something More #5 1989
Courtesy of artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
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