Australia’s best young artists bust out of the galleries
Got a penchant for keeping your finger on the pulse? Sick of dragging your feet through cavernous, blindingly-white galleries, quietly whispering your opinions and clasping your hands behind your back while keeping a nervous one metre sneeze-proof distance from your favourite works of art? Well, then, this is the exhibition for you.
Walk, talk and dance your way through the best new art coming out of this big dry land with Primavera 2011, which showcases up and coming Australian artists under 35 years old.
For the first time in its 20-year history, this exciting exhibition will be out of the museum and gallery spaces and completely in the spring sunshine at various locations within The Rocks, all while its usual home base, the MCA, gets cracking on its renovation. The exhibition focuses on artists whose work flourishes in wide-open spaces, so along with drawing, sculpture, photography and video, there will also be performances and installations to get your grubby little mitts on.
Find your way through Rebecca Baumann’s confetti, streamers and smoke machines, bust some moves with a Parachutes For Ladies dance performance, pay a penny to the Brown Council’s pop-up busking, say hello to Hiromi Tango sitting in her womb-like bed sculpture made from personal knickknacks, or take a wide-eyed ogle at Keg de Souza’s inflatable construction made entirely from recycled umbrellas.
Whatever way you look at it, this stuff is hot, weird and wonderful and will be making waves in Australian art for years to come – you can say you saw it here first.
When: 8 Sep–13 Nov
Where: Various locations, The Rocks, Sydney