24 Mar 2018 – 5 Aug 2018
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed
If you’re a lover of GOMA’s immersive exhibitions played out on a grand scale, then this exhibition is for you. In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini occupies GOMA’s entire ground floor with a retrospective of her most recognisable works from the past 20 years, and a suite of immersive multisensory installations – including a large-scale inflatable sculpture – especially conceived for the Gallery’s expansive spaces.
Experience the exhibition after dark during Up Late on Fridays until 6 July. Enjoy live music, guest DJs and talks in the heart of GOMA, and sample the food and drink offerings at the Up Late bars, GOMA Restaurant and GOMA Cafe Bistro.
Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures, Piccinini invites us to think about our place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies are challenging the boundaries of humanity.
Patricia Piccinini's fantastic hybrid beings invite us to find beauty in a world not ruled by notions of perfection.
"This is Piccinini fully unleashed, at her theatrical best "
The Conversation by Chari Larsson
"Ultimately Piccinini’s body of work addresses the profound question of what it means to be human"
COSMOS by Elizabeth Finkel
"‘Curious Affection’ offers a space for conversation, and imagination"
ABC Arts by Dee Jefferson
Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's 2010 / Silicone, fibreglass, steel, human hair, clothing, chairs; ed. 2/3 / 220 x 140 x 48cm / Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist..
Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's The Couple 2018 / Silicone, fibreglass, hair, cotton; ed. 1/3 + 1 AP / 42 x 168 x 65cm / Courtesy: The artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.
Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's The peace between lightning and thunder 2018 / Paint, canvas, wood, paper, artificial and natural plants, resin / Dimensions variable / Courtesy: The artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.