Hale Tenger at Art Gallery of Western Australia
1 February - 2 June 2014
IMPACT showcases a selection of new acquisitions to the State Art Collection with a focus on video works by Australian and international artists, together with recent sculpture and works on paper.
It brings together internationally renowned filmic artists such as Jesper Just, Hale Tenger and Richard Graysonwith a young generation of Australian artists engaging with the moving image such as Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, Angelica Mesiti and Christian Thompson.
The video works variously deal with psychological, emotional and physical states that reflect on ways of being, doing and seeing. Marco Fusinato, Heath Franco and Stuart Ringholt individually engage with performative roles that channel socio-cultural critique and personal catharsis through extreme soundscapes, while Perth-based artist Jurek Wybraniec’s series wryly comments on the language of popular culture. Moroccan artist Mounir Fatmi‘s sculptural installation Save Manhattan 01 2003-4 poignantly reflects on the tragic events of 09/11/2001 and eloquently counterpoints the visual poetics of Turkish artist Hale Tenger’s Beirut 2005-7 that meditates on another kind of terrorist event.