VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery: Once More with Feeling

VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery: Once More with Feeling Opening Thursday 23 April 6–8 pm Exhibition Dates Friday 24 April to Saturday 23 May Timothy Kendall Edser - The Telepathy Project, Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples - Bridie Lunney - Sarah Lynch - Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano - Alex Martinis Roe - David Simpkin. VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery

Art Exhibition previously on at VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery in Australia.
From Thursday 23 April 2009 to Saturday 23 May 2009

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Published by Veronica Kent on Wednesday 11 March 2009.
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1960s and 1970s performance art has been a seminal influence on contemporary art as we know it.
Chris Burden, Valie Export, Paul McCarthy and Bruce Nauman are just a few examples of progenitors
of Performance Art as a movement. More recently artists like Mike Parr, Jill Orr, Stelarc and many others
have provided significant Australian contributions to this ongoing discourse.
Once More with Feeling brings together a diverse group of nine Melbourne based performance and
video art practitioners to unravel why this art form is so important today and to provide a local and
contemporary perspective on this discussion. The participating artists explore diverse themes within
their work but each uses themselves as the core subject – employing the artist’s persona as a cipher
to explore broader themes links this work to its antecedents.
As an audience, our experience of Performance Art is often mediated through viewing surviving video
and documentation of original live performances. Curated by Meredith Turnbull, Once More with Feeling
attempts to devolve this sense of art historical and museological archive by exploring how that per-
spective can infuse performance art being made today.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND IMAGES Contact Meredith Turnbull or Vikki McInnes (03) 9685 9400