In-Conversation: Izabela Pluta & Consuelo Cavaniglia
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Learn more about the expanded photographic practice of artist Izabela Pluta in a conversation with interdisciplinary artist and curator Consuelo Cavaniglia.
Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born Australian artist who interrogates the function of photographic images. Conceptually anchored in the effects of globalisation and her own experience as a migrant to Australia, Pluta questions how things from one place fit into another and speaks to experiences of place in a changing environmental and societal condition. In 2019, Pluta was commissioned by AGNSW to create a significant new work for ‘The National 2019: New Australian Art’, and has recently held solo exhibitions at Spazju Kreattiv, Malta (2021); The Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie (2019); and Artspace Ideas Platform, Sydney (2018).
Consuelo Cavaniglia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on how we see and understand space. Working across mediums, she often employs technically simple visual effects to distort perception and unsettle the relationship between viewer and space; her work is informed by film, photography and architecture. Independent curatorial projects have consistently flanked Consuelo’s practice. She has developed a range of exhibitions including a major program of ephemeral artworks in public spaces. Interested in promoting artist communities she has established critical discussion groups, worked in artist run spaces and more recently has organised artist-led exhibitions in non-gallery spaces.
Presented in conjunction with Izabela Pluta: Nihilartikel at UNSW Galleries, 15 January – 6 March 2022. This exhibition presents new and recent works that query the concept of territory and explore deep time by fragmenting and reconfiguring materials that are both photographed and found.