The Theatre is Lying

Exhibition and Shows

15 Dec 2018 to 24 Mar 2019

‘The Theatre is Lying: The Inaugural Macfarlane Commissions’ is the first exhibition in a new series, involving new commissions by leading contemporary artists at mid-career – Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Sol Calero, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Matthew Griffin and Daniel Jenatsch.

Curated by Max Delany and Annika Kristensen, ‘The Theatre is Lying’ brings together artists who seek to construct alternative narratives and worlds through illusionary, illusory, cinematic and theatrical devices including installation, misé-en-scene, theatrical re-enactment, scripting, sampling and compositions with video and sound.

The exhibition explores of illusion and reality, smoke and mirrors, trompe l’oeil, phantasmagoria, red herrings and conspiracy theories, espionage and spy dramas, and an engagement with the representations and misrepresentations of cinema and media.

The Macfarlane Commissions series is presented by the Macfarlane Fund, a new philanthropic initiative (established 2017) to honour the life of respected Melbourne businessman Donald (Don) Macfarlane, who took immense pleasure in the arts throughout his life.

Facilities

Art & Culture Cafe Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Family Friendly Free Wifi Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop Wheelchair access

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

15 Dec 2018 to 24 Mar 2019

Daily Event

Venue

ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

111 Sturt Street, Southbank, 3006

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