Patricia Piccinini
Curious Affection

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.

Hear Patricia talk about the meaning and inspiration behind her works in these audio stories or dive deeper into her practice via the exhibition playlist on YouTube.

Patricia Piccinini's fantastic hybrid beings invite us to find beauty in a world not ruled by notions of perfection.

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Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's The Observer 2010

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.

Patricia Piccinini's The peace between lightning and thunder

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.

Patricia Piccinini Kindred

Installation view of Patricia Piccinini's Kindred 2018 / Silicone, fibreglass, hair; ed. 1/3 + 1 AP / 103 x 95 x 128cm / Courtesy: The artist; Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco / © The artist.

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