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Launch – Montages: The Full Cut
November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11
Join us for the launch of Montages:The Full Cut.
The screenings run through till 3 Dec 2017 | 10.00am – 5.00pm daily.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is pleased to present all eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and her long-time collaborator Gary Hillberg. Exhibited together for the first time, these works span 16 years of their collaborative practice, from the first montage created in 1999 to the latest in 2015. Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 –2015 is a major touring exhibition curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 –2015 is an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. Mining an extensive collection of iconic Hollywood films, telemovies and arthouse cinema, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 –2015 invents new fictions and plays with narrative and character conventions to create highly charged compositions on polemic themes such as love, art, revolution and destruction.
Tracey Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 will become the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Gary Hillberg has been a long-time collaborator of Moffatt’s and also has an independent practice as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer.