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Confounding Contemporary Photography

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The drummer , 2004 Cibachrome Photograph 45.0 X 37.7 Cm (Image) 56.0 X 49.0 Cm (Sheet) © Courtesy of the artist & NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International
Confounding Contemporary Photography

180 St Kilda Road
3000 Melbourne
Victoria
Australia
October 5th, 2012 - March 3rd, 2013

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http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
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03 8620 2222
OPEN HOURS:  
Open 10am–5pm Closed Tuesdays
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photography

DESCRIPTION

Photography has the uncanny ability to make the strange, uncomfortable and awkward seem plausible, to suggest a confounding alternative reality. The photographers in this exhibition use found objects in macabre still lives, propose perplexing narratives using models and dolls, employ a variety of techniques to create disturbing portraits and construct a fantastic reality based on art, science and imagination.

Drawn from the NGV Collection, the exhibition includes photographs by Roger Ballen, Pat Brassington, Thomas Demand, Eliza Hutchison, Rosemary Laing, Loretta Lux, Patricia Piccinini, Peter Peryer, Wang Qingsong and Ronnie van Hout.