Sunday, 9 September 2007

artist julie rrap





Just went to the Museum of Contemporary Art, primarily to see the Primavera exhibition. This showcases Australian artists under the age of 35. There were some amazing works. My favourite were those of Honor Freeman, who created porcelain sculptures of Tupperware from the 1970s and 80s and displayed them as still-life vignettes. Also, Briele Hansen's DVD projection of a ghostly body onto a bed of white sheets was eery and funny at the same time. Well, it made me laugh. Also loved Martin Smith's photography, which was cut out with text and stories from his adolescent years. The exhibition is on until November 4, 2007.


Also saw the retrospective of Julie Rrap's work (pictured). She mainly explores the female body and different representations of it via photography and sculpture. There were similarities to Cindy Sherman's work (one of my favourite photographers) and Sam Taylor-Wood, especially the second image pictured above. There is something captivating about seeing bodies in flight. The sense that anything is possible. Body Double is on until January 28, 2008. PS Both exhibitions are free - even more reason to check them out. And as I said in the Sydney travel diary for Real Living, the MCA is such a great gallery to visit because it really shakes the dust out of your mind.


Photos courtesy of Julie Rrap and Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery.

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