Visual Arts World Premiere Australia

Sat13 October—Fri 07 December

Steven Rhall

Defunctionalised Autonomous Objects

Presented in association with The SUBSTATION

Free Event

The SUBSTATION

Free Event


Art is just a frame of mind. Steven Rhall takes the frame out of the picture.

The first art museums were spaces of conquest—when they weren’t showcasing items pillaged from non-European cultures, it was the very bodies of those people put on display. Taungurung visual artist Steven Rhall dismantles the gallery as imperial machine in a series of installations that interrogate the very idea of Aboriginal art as a classification.

Located at the flashpoints of the European art canon and First Nations art practice, Rhall’s playful and thought-provoking work roams across forms—performance, video, text and photography. Defunctionalised Autonomous Objects is Rhall’s first major solo exhibition, confirming a place at the leading edge of a new generation of Australian artists.

OPENING NIGHT EVENT

THE SUBSTATION
SAT 13 OCTOBER 5PM

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Steven Rhall. Balim Waring, Lukatim solwara.
Next Wave, 2017. Photo: Thomas E J Kelly.

Defunctionalised Autonomous Objects is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

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