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Au: Alicja Kwade in conversation with Simon Maidment, Senior Curator NGV

Thursday, 2 August, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clemenger Auditorium, NGV International 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne (Entry via the Education entrance)

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Alicja Kwade in conversation with Dr. Simon Maidment (Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria) and Dr. Simone Slee (VCA Art Research Convenor, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne), with opening remarks by Matthias Arndt (Founder, Arndt Art Agency (A3)).

Upon the occasion of the group exhibition “Au” curated by Luisa Bosci, presented by Arndt Art Agency (A3) at Station Gallery, Melbourne during Melbourne Art Week 2018.

Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society, reflecting on the perception of time in everyday life. She has long been engaged with value systems in order to examine issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, installations, photographs and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects such as: coins, metal pipes, mirrors, glass and lights. Kwade frequently employs imperfect doubling, mirror images, and repetition in her mixed-media practice, attempting to manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences.

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Alicja Kwade, "Idol (90°)" (2017), brass, on cardboard, framed, unique, 125 × 227 × 5,5 cm Courtesy line: Image courtesy the artist, Arndt Art Agency (A3) and König Galerie, Berlin