The Wreckers + Wei Rong Wu Collaboration | This is a stained glass window
Saturday 30 NOVEMBER 2019
- When 30 Nov - 21 Dec 2019
799 Elizabeth St, Zetland NSW 2017
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More than 12 months in the making, 'The Wreckers + Wei Rong Wu Collaboration’ escalates de Medici’s ongoing interrogations of the global political, economic and environmental crisis and the devastating ramifications of power and greed. Comprising of two large works and a video work, the exhibition presents an enormous and intricate watercolour illustration by the Canberra artist, ‘The Wreckers’ and a landscape painting, ‘Farmer and Foreigner’, created in collaboration with Chinese-Australian artist Wei Rong Wu.
‘This is a stained glass window’’ is a single channel video installation that reflects on the 15-year working history of Barbara Cleveland, of Australia’s longest running artist collectives, comprised of four artists: Frances Barrett (UNSW Art & Design alumna), Kate Blackmore, Diana Baker Smith (UNSW Art & Design Lecturer) and Kelly Doley (UNSW Art & Design alumna and UNSW Galleries Deputy Director). Directed by the collective, with original score by Corin Ileto, the new video work is inspired by the description of the friendship between two authors, political theorist Hannah Arendt and novelist Mary McCarthy who describe their friendship as a ‘thinking business for and with each other’.
'The Wreckers + Wei Rong Wu Collaboration’ and ‘This is a stained glass window’ are on view at Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney from 30 November to 21 December 2019.
Entry is free. For more information, please visit www.sullivanstrumpf.com
Panel Discussion: eX de Medici, Wei Rong Wu & Barbara Cleveland
In celebration of the opening of two new exhibitions at Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney, join contemporary curator, arts writer and broadcaster Julie Ewington for a panel discussion with artists eX de Medici, Wei Rong Wu and Barbara Cleveland’s Frances Barrett and Diana Baker Smith to discuss their new works.
Coinciding with the opening of eX de Medici’s 'The Wreckers + Wei Rong Wu Collaboration’ and Barbara Cleveland’s ‘This is a stained glass window’, the panel discussion will be facilitated by Australia’s leading authority on contemporary Australian art by women Julie Ewington at the gallery on Saturday, 30 November at 3.15pm.