Great Movements of Feeling
Curated by Zara Sigglekow and executed by a team of emerging and established Australian and international artists, this discursive exhibition examines the sometimes messy, always fascinating politics of emotion. Featuring work by Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Helen Grogan (AUS), Nikos Pantazopoulos (AUS), Stuart Ringholt (AUS), Sriwhana Spong (NZ/UK) and Sue Williamson (SAF).
Observing human emotion through personal and historic lenses, each artist embarks on an exploration of emotion: asserting their own concerns and aesthetics, bound only by a willingness to provoke audiences to consider emotion’s complexity. Incorporating video work, installation and photography, Great Movements of Feeling plugs contemporary art into wider social and political issues – in the process, reinforcing art’s very significance within civic life.
Public Program: Writing and Concepts
Saturday 12 May 3pm, Gertrude Contemporary
Zara Sigglekow will reflect on the relationship between writing and curating, with reference to the exhibition.
Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Helen Grogan (AUS), Nikos Pantazopoulos (AUS), Stuart Ringholt (AUS), Sriwhana Spong (NZ/UK) and Sue Williamson (SAF)
Sriwhana Spong, This Creature, 2016. Image courtesy and © the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland.
Content warning: this exhibition contains video content involving personal testimonies of violence, and references to the apartheid in South Africa.
Great Movements of Feeling is presented in partnership with Gertrude Contemporary and has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.