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The Fragmented Body

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Untitled (Cyborg hand), 2000 Hard-paste Porcelain, Slip-cast, Fired to 1555 Degrees Celsius and With Clear Glaze © Courtesy of the artist & Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
The Fragmented Body

Stanley Place
South Bank
4101 Queensland
Australia
May 7th, 2011 - October 8th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
EMAIL:  
gallery@qagoma.qld.gov.au
PHONE:  
+ 61 (0)7 3840 7303
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun-Sat 10-5

DESCRIPTION

This display presents diverse artistic expressions of ideas about the human body, drawn from the Gallery’s Collection to complement the Gallery’s exhibition ‘Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams’ (11 June – 2 October 2011). These works consider the human form physically, culturally and scientifically, providing insights into history, knowledge, and memory.

Works by Eko Nugroho, Liu Jianhua and Wang Zhiyuan offer a critical take on social and popular cultural issues, while Fiona Hall and Greg Semu locate fetishism and sexuality as embedded in culturally located practices. An assemblage by Rosalie Gascoigne and collages by Gary Brotmeyer address the fragmentation used by Cubist, Dada and surrealist artists in the early twentieth century; and Sara Tse, Anne Ferran and Justine Cooper each visualise the body as ephemeral, a trace of existence.