New Alchemists: Floortalk
|Addresse||State Library of South Australia, North Terrace|
|County||Australia @ (AU)|
State Library of South Australia, North Terrace
Australia @ (AU)
Please join us for a floortalk with NEW ALCHEMISTS curator Dr Alicia King. Saturday 24 February 2018 | 2 – 3pm Flinders University City Gallery State Library of South Australia North Terrace | Adelaide Dr Alicia King is an Australian interdisciplinary artist. King’s practice explores the transformative potential of biological matter, and alludes to that which generally lies outside of the everyday category of the ‘living’. In 2009 she was awarded a PhD for 'Transformations of the flesh; Rupturing embodiment through biotechnology', an artistic exploration of relationships between biotech practices and the physical, ethical and ritual body. She curated Bad Samaritans at CAT, Hobart in 2012 and is recipient of various awards and residencies including at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Foundation B.A.D, The Netherlands, SymbioticA, Western Australia; and in the Galapagos Islands.
She has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas, including in VISCERAL, at Science Gallery, Dublin (curated by SymbioticA). King recently undertook the Australia Council for the Arts’ Tokyo studio Residency. Her artwork is on permanent exhibition at MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia. King’s artwork also appears in MoMA NYC’s recent publication 'Bio Design; Nature + Science + Creativity'. _____________ NEW ALCHEMISTS explores ideas of futuristic biologies and post-human trysts within the nexus of art and science. Paralleling artists as contemporary alchemists, the works by Australian and International practitioners convey experiences beyond our known and plausible realities. With the notion of ‘life’ continually challenged and redefined by advancing new technologies, New Alchemists investigates the growing perceptual disconnect between the machinic and the visceral.
The nominated works present playful, abstruse and provocative narratives that collapse our sense of familiarity and embodied otherness with the world around us. Art Orienté Objet (FR) | Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (AU) | Michaela Gleave (AU) | Ian Haig (AU) | Nadege Philippe-Janon (AU) | Thomas Thwaites (UK) | Lu Yang (CN) _____________ NEW ALCHEMISTS is a Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Contemporary Art Tasmania is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts. Salamanca Arts Centre is supported by the Hobart City Council and the Tasmanian State Government. The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding body, through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts and Contemporary Art Tasmania Exhibition Development Fund.
Image: Art Orienté Objet, May the Horse Live in me (detail), 2011, video still, courtesy the artists
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