Meiro Koizumi is an artist who investigates social and historical taboos through absurd performance-based videos. Often humorous, his works push the boundaries of situations until they become awkward and embarrassing, often revealing the contradictions at the heart of social and political norms. Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art in New York (January 2013), Art Space Sydney (2011) and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2009).
2018 Frances Hodgkins Fellow Louise Menzies is interested in things as they are in the world. In this exhibition, her delicate appreciation for what already exists has materialised as a series of distinct works made during her year-long Fellowship and subsequent engagement with the Hocken Collections.
What is the role of the body and sensorial experience in cinematic intelligibility and meaning? Curated by Mercedes Vicente and commissioned by CIRCUIT, Thick Cinema is a screening of five new works by Fiona Amundsen, John Di Stefano, Sam Hamilton, Kim Pieters and Joyce Campbell.
In The Flesh
Wednesday 25 October – Saturday 18 November
There is an obsessive quality within the works of Matila-Smith, obsessive of a character that is unknown to everyone, including, as it seems from the viewer’s perspective, the artist. The identity of the character is not important either, instead, the feeling of longing to belong.
In The Flesh examines societies understanding and expectations of intimacy, lust and romance, and societies assertion of these expectations onto the self.