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This Place. That Place. No Place.


  • Neon Parlour 791-793 High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)
 IMAGE: Natalie Mather,  Spit Kiss Thick Feast  2012 oil acrylic and spray enamel on linen, 160x120cm

IMAGE: Natalie Mather, Spit Kiss Thick Feast 2012 oil acrylic and spray enamel on linen, 160x120cm

This Place. That Place. No Place unites eight Melbourne artists in an exploration of the ideas of utopia and dystopia as the much-popularised concepts that define extreme forms of society within fiction writing and film. “More often than not, though, utopian fiction shows its underside, for the idea of utopia is frequently intertwined with notions of dystopia, an experiment that takes a tragic turn.” (Viviene Greene, 2011.)

Looking at these concepts as a comparative of one towards the other, the works of sculpture, photography and painting invite the viewer to undertake a consideration of these notions through elements of the real, the imagined and the implied. Toying with our philosophies of what is true, what could be and what sadly is This Place That Place No Place reminds us of the fragility of our own social architecture.

Curated by Irina Asriian of Chukcha In Exile

F E A T U R I N G :

Alicia King
Anna Fairbank
Claudia Phares
Dominic Kavanagh
Marko Radosavljevic
Natalie Mather
Nicholas Mellefont
Rachel Feery

OPENING: Friday 5 Aug / 6PM

Artists floor talks: Sunday 7 August / 3PM
Inhabit zine launch: Friday 12 August / 6PM

EXHIBITION RUNS: 3 Aug - 18 Aug 2016

 

Later Event: August 6
NEON PARLOUR OPEN STUDIO