BREATHING ROOM

CURATED BY JAIME TSAI

MOP GALLERY 1-18 AUGUST 2013

The interior is the individual’s private universe, a cradle of memories, accumulations and geographies. 'Breathing Room' is devoted to the poetics of the interior, the “asylum where art takes refuge,” as Walter Benjamin described it. This exhibition will explore the psychological investment of place, the relationship between intimate dwelling and the desolation of infinity, the play of presence and absence, of territory and liminality, and the tension between the security and unity of domestic life and the potential violence of a broken home.

BREATHING ROOM is an artist/writer collaborative initiative. Each artist has been paired with an art historian or art writer with the intention of encouraging enduring relationships between local practitioners and writers, and stimulating a critical dialogue between visual and textual representations. The catalogue produced for the exhibition will feature reproductions of each artist's work with an accompanying essay.

ARTISTS:
NADIA WAGNER
LAUREN COMMENS
SARA OSCAR
YVETTE COPPERSMITH
MIKE HEWSON
ELOISE KIRK
CLARE THACKWAY

WRITERS:
MICHAEL HILL
GEORGINA COLE
VICTORIA CARRUTHERS
DONNA WEST BRETT
MARKE DEVITIS
SOPHIE HOPMEIER
ADAM JASPER


 

Still from Sarah Oscar's series for Breathing Room 'From Here to Eternity.'

Still from Sarah Oscar's series for Breathing Room 'From Here to Eternity.'