Mannequins strike a pose

The desire to ‘climb the ladder’ of the social and economic order is humorously questioned by Justene Williams in The Vertigoats 2021. Lurid department-store shelving and vivid mannequins create the mood of a hyped-up retail environment. Williams distorts the mannequins’ limbs to draw attention to the ridiculousness of the ideal body propagated by the fashion…

Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art

The survey exhibition ‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, features new and recent work by contemporary artists and collectives exploring identity, heritage and history, highlighting the vitality and diversity of the state’s artistic landscape. The exhibition encompasses large-scale sculptural installation, photography, painting, video and performance, and includes work…

Embodied Knowledge: Corporeal Complexity

‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ opening at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, is a showcase that reimagines our relationship to our bodies and to our increasingly digital world. Here, we survey a selection of artists whose work features in this vital new exhibition. Profiling 19 talented artists and collectives, ‘Embodied Knowledge’ is a…