On Vulnerability and Doubt
On Vulnerability and Doubt brings together eight international and Australian artists whose works variously engage with questions of vulnerability and doubt, intimacy and desire, shame, love and awkwardness, through mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture, performative photography and video. Exploring the role of doubt, and the story of the Doubting Thomas, the exhibition also considers the significance of feeling over or alongside the visual, and the critical role of humour, ‘the minor’ and ‘otherwise’ in relation to figures of authority. On Vulnerability and Doubt also embraces the complex nature of artists putting themselves and their work on display and bringing down one’s guard in the face of vulnerability and humour.
Featuring new work, alongside significant existing projects, the exhibition features artists Andrea Büttner, Cherine Fahd, Brent Harris, Tala Madani, Linda Marrinon, Archie Moore, Charlie Sofo and Ambera Wellmann, and is curated by ACCA’s Artistic Director Max Delany.
This catalogue features a curatorial introduction by Max Delany and adjunct essay on ideas of shame by academic Justin Clemens. The publication also features eight texts, by guest essayists Julie Ewington and Amelia Winata, was well as ACCA’s Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Miriam Kelly, addressing the work of each exhibiting artist and accompanied by full colour reproductions of key works in the exhibition.
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