Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series: Sarah Contos

Exhibition and Shows

4 May 2018 to 24 Sep 2018

Embrace the unexpected as exciting contemporary art disrupts and transforms spaces throughout the National Gallery of Australia. In partnership with the Balnaves Foundation, artists present daring, large-scale experiences and re-imagine the concept of an art gallery. Experience contemporary art with immersive interventions that engage, challenge and inspire.

Sarah Contos transforms the National Gallery of Australia foyer into a cinematic universe in which film references are pulled apart and reinterpreted using a wild array of materials and mediums. Contos suggests her installation ‘has a 1980s nostalgic flavour and a 1920s fervour. The vibe is an overfilled raspberry coke slushy … a pillow fight in heels … an exquisite corpse.’

Be bombarded by unexpected structures and flamboyant mobiles dripping from the ceiling. Discover characters and props collaged with sparkling, suspended textiles and fleshy sculptural forms. Throw caution to the wind and lose yourself within Contos’ dramatic and provocative ‘motion picture’.


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