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The Call of Walls

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© Courtesy of the artist & NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)
The Call of Walls

180 St Kilda Road
3000 Melbourne
Victoria
Australia
May 17th, 2013 - September 15th, 2013
Opening: May 17th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
COUNTRY:  
Australia
PHONE:  
03 8620 2222
OPEN HOURS:  
Open 10am–5pm Closed Tuesdays
TAGS:  
animation, photography

DESCRIPTION

Robin Rhode is a South African artist based in Berlin who works in photography, animation, drawing and performance. The Call of Walls is an exhibition of new works that derive inspiration from the streets and politics of his hometown Johannesburg. Rhode’s witty, engaging and poetic works make reference to hip-hop and graffiti art; to the histories of modernism; and to the act of creative expression itself.

A special exhibition for youth and families will accompany Rhode’s photographs and animations. This unique project extends the artist’s interest in wall drawing and encourages participants to come together to draw and colour in an interactive installation of large-scale paste-ups.