Liam O'Brien
  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

  • Installation view, 'Possessions', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Liam O'Brien, 'Possessions', 2016.

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Liam O'Brien

Possessions

01 April–29 April 201701 Apr–29 Apr 2017

#Possessions

As part of the IMA’s ongoing commitment to Queensland experimental arts practice we will be hosting the fifth bi-annual Jeremy Hynes Award. Since 2009 the IMA has had the honour of presenting the $10,000 prize to an experimental Queensland artist, made possible by a bequest made in Jeremy Hynes’ name.

The 2015 recipient, Liam O’Brien will present his recent video work Possessions (2016) at the IMA. With particular interest in the construction of individuality and the ambiguities of personal freedom, Liam O’Brien draws on personal experience, intuition and theoretical texts to produce video and performance works that explore the human condition under advanced capitalism. The artist’s recent video work, Possessions, is presented as part of the fifth biennial Jeremy Hynes Award. Since 2009, the IMA has had the honour of presenting the $10,000 prize to an experimental Queensland artist, made possible by a bequest made in Jeremy Hynes’ name. Liam O’Brien is the 2015 recipient.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.