Blackartprojects recently opened their group show ‘Conditioner’ at a pop up space in Melbourne, featuring Cleon Peterson, Jonathan Zawada, Mark Whalen and Kelsey Brookes. A simple, but supremely powerful collection of work focussing on social conditioning. Find out more on their website.
CONDITIONER is a tongue in cheek metaphor for the protection of inherited mores that form a social fabric. The exhibiting artists address the complexities of social conditioning through the subjects of violence, spirituality, sexuality, deviant behaviour and altered or multiple states of reality.
Once again Blackartprojects presents a great group show of local and international artists, including Mark Whalen, Kelsey Brookes, Cleon Peterson and Jonathan Zawada. All very different at first glance, but each with a similar critical view of social conditioning and human nature.
‘Conditioner’ is a direct analysis of just that. “CONDITIONER is a tongue in cheek metaphor for the protection of
inherited mores that form a social fabric. The exhibiting artists address the complexities of social conditioning
through the subjects of violence, spirituality, sexuality, deviant behaviour and altered or multiple states of reality (chemical, digital, physical). A great deal has been written about psychoanalysis in consideration of the history of art and art criticism. This exhibition is not an attempt to answer any one question, nor is it an attempt to recontextualise this history, rather to demonstrate each artist as a practitioner of documenting the human condition in contemporary society.”
‘Conditioner’ featuring Mark Whalen, Kelsey Brookes, Cleon Peterson & Jonathon Zawada
Where: JCP Studios, 51-57 Cubitt Street, Cremorne, Victoria
Opening Hours: Thursday 13 Nov, 6-9pm
Hamishi recently worked with Blackartprojects to open his solo show titled ‘Ableit Tho’. A great collection of work, and an even greater installation that included an oversized t-shirt which had a long list of customer service Twitter replies from large corporations and brands. Great to see a new body of work from the Melbourne based artist.
“A hard drive fails in an instant and with it goes a collection of memories. The somewhat volatile medium of the digital is expressed as irrecoverable loss and leads to an obvious lack of trust. Without trust one enters into a tenuous relationship. There is an anxiety inherent to the impending possibility of a sudden end. Even now I am scared, the last time I backed up my laptop was months ago.”
More on Hamishi here. More on Blackartprojects here.
“Black Diamond” is the latest show presented by Blackartprojects (who have previously shown Mark Whalen, Ghospatrol & Miso and more).
This next collection of work is by contemporary indigenous artist, Reko Rennie. A simple but bold collection of work connecting the artist to his Kamilaroi/ Gamilaroi people, using 3 distinct repeated symbols. The crown, the diamond and the aboriginal flag.
“Black Diamond” by Reko Rennie
Opening: 19 – 22 September, 2013
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks
Blackartprojects present another exciting group show in Melbourne entitled “Show White”. “Show White” looks to continue the admirable exhibition history of the non-defined space with this ambitious project in spite of a somewhat regressive commercial marketplace.
We cannot bury her
in the black earth
Opening 19 September, 7-9pm
Building 6, Palmer Parade
Cremorne, Victoria 3121
19 – 30 September, 2012