DAY IN DAY OUT (second version) 1991 by Aleks Danko is currently installed in the reimagining of the Australian collection at the Queensland Art Gallery. This important and enduringly captivating work is for the first time, given a place in the ‘permanent hang’ in a context which is both diverse and relevant.
Aleks Danko is one of Australia’s foremost conceptual artists. The power of Danko’s work is in its understated, unadorned directness in addressing issues that we all share, his practice has consistently explored aspects of Australian cultural beliefs and events as well as notions of aesthetic value and the institutionalisation of art.
In this interview, Danko reveals his inspiration for the title DAY IN DAY OUT and the house which when multiplied becomes a suburb – to him it’s a theatre of memory about how suburbia is constructed and marches on in a way that is unsustainable, a legacy of the great ‘Australian Dream’ to own your home.