What’s behind the re-emergence and success of video in contemporary art in Australia over the last fifteen years?
The exhibition Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art at RMIT Gallery (1 July – 20 August) features work made between 2009 and 2014 by some of Australia’s most internationally significant video artists; Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaun Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson.
Join us at RMIT Gallery on Friday 1 July from 1-2 pm when curator Anne O’Hehir will talk about the history of video and the important holdings of early video art held by the National Gallery of Australia.
“There is no doubt that the medium has enormous relevance and appeal for contemporary audiences. Certainly the works in Light moves engage with areas of concern for many, around notions of identity or our relationship with nature, for example,” said O’Hehir.
Many of the works in Light moves have a quiet, meditative feel with individuals in some way retreating from the world, and O’Hehir will also look at this aspect of the exhibition, which is on tour from the National Gallery of Australia, and reflect on why this might be.
What: Curator floor talk – Light moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art
When: Friday 1 July 2016
Time: 1-2 pm
With: Anne O’Hehir, Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia.
Bookings: Free – please book here
Venue: RMIT Gallery
Location: 344 Swanston Street Melbourne
More information: RMIT Gallery (03) 9925 1717