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Dale Hickey: Life in a Box


Zika, P, Dale Hickey: Life in a Box, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne (2008) [Curated Exhibition]

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Text © 2008, Chris McAuliffe, Paul Zika, John R Neeson, Domenico de Clario, the estate of John Stringer, Stephen Haley and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne. Images © 2008, Dale Hickey, except where otherwise noted

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Our guest curator, Paul Zika, has brought his own challenging rigor to the exhibition. It grows out of a long-term research project documenting individual survey exhibitions of Australian artists after 1970. It is a project concerned with one of the fundamental paradoxes of recent Australian art; the relative invisibility of an artistís oeuvre in an age in which the art market and information technology alike are booming. Zika and his research partners are redressing two blind spots in Australian art. First, many survey exhibitions have been staged but the record of them is patchy and difficult to access. Second, the parameters of the survey exhibition are rarely critically assessed. In this exhibition, Zika seeks to enhance the record of exhibition with a substantial catalogue and variety of distinctive interpretative essays. And, in presenting a thematic and highly reflective selection of works, he steps away from the usual foundations of biography and style.

Item Details

Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Zika, P (Mr Paul Zika)
ID Code:57322
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2009-07-09
Last Modified:2015-02-27
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