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.
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
"If you travel to see just one show this year, make it Piccinini's Curious Affection"
Arts Hub by Gina Faifley
"‘Curious Affection’ offers a space for conversation, and imagination"
ABC Arts by Dee Jefferson
Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's The Observer 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.