Gun Shy, 'I’m Ready' Jacket, Cirque de Merde AW18. Photographer: The Furies. Model: Sam Carew-Reid; MUA/SPFX: Lou McLaren; Stylist: Rose Chong Costumiers; Accessories: Alexandra Blak; Model Undergarments: Bryn Meredith.

Exhibitions

Pleasure & the Grotesque: Decorating Bodies 1980s to Now

29 Nov 11:00am -
7 Mar 5:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia

Free

Julian Goddard, Helen Rayment & Evelyn Tsitas, with Meg Taylor

Gun Shy, ‘Circe de Merde AW18 “I’m Ready” Jacket’, Photographer: The Furies. Model: Sam Carew-Reid; MUA/SPFX: Lou McLaren; Stylist: Rose Chong Costumiers; Accessories: Alexandra Blak; Model Undergarments: Bryn Meredith.

 

What gives us satisfaction and enjoyment in our bodily expression may also be seen as ugly and subversive by others. From decoration and enhancement, to fashion and sexuality, Pleasure & the Grotesque explores how artists and designers have grappled with the body and its mutable identity from the flamboyant 1980s to contemporary times.


Artists including Frances Cannon, Kate Durham, William Eicholtz, Leah Emery, Judith Glover, Gun Shy, Kate Just, Mithu Sen, Vipoo Srivilasa, TextaQueen, Patricia Untario, Paul Yore, Robert Pearce, Preston Zly.