identity and desire

Australian Contemporary Art

30 April - 21 June 2005


The Art Gallery of South Australia will significantly extend its current displays of contemporary art with an additional free display that broadly explores the themes of identity and desire in contemporary Australian art. This dynamic exhibition of highlights from the Gallery’s collection examines how artists use different media and modes of representation to question the construction and role of “identity” in contemporary society and how “desire” as one of the most powerful, uncontrollable and fundamental human emotions operates in relation to these identities.

Identity and desire features paintings, photography, sculpture, installation and new media works by contemporary Australian artists including: Hayley Arjona, John Barbour, Kate Beynon, Zhong Chen, James Cochran, Adam Cullen, Dale Frank, David Haines, David Keeling, Shaun Kirby, Tracey Moffat, Rose Nolan, Mike Parr, Patricia Piccinini, Scott Redford, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap, Darren Siwes and Anne Zahalka.


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