Still Vast Reserves

Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in Rome

An exhibition featuring artwork by eight Australian artists to be held at Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy in September 2009. Still Vast Reserves explores the kinetics of compression, encouraging a sculptural interpretation of the body and the self, in relation to architecture, and ideas of the exterior.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gertrude Contemporary in Italy.
From Thursday 24 September 2009 to Saturday 24 October 2009

Still from the video Fly/Lose image

Published by anonymous on Monday 14 September 2009.
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Still Vast Reserves features work in a range of disciplines including print making, performance, video and installation by artists including: Christian Capurro (Arsenale Venice Biennale 2007), Ben Armstrong (Adelaide Biennial 2010), Stuart Ringholt (Sydney Biennial 2008), Tom Nicholson (Sydney Biennial 2006), Alicia Frankovich (Busan Biennial 2006), Marco Fusinato, Lou Hubbard and Laresa Kosloff, who are amongst some of the most critically regarded, talented, and innovative artists in Australia.

Conceptually Still Vast Reserves explores the distinctions between disclosure and enclosure, politically, socially and personally. Through focusing on the interplay between the intimate/domestic and the public/structural this exhibition reminds the viewer of their physicality, referring to the dynamics of compression, intimacy and release. The works in this exhibition present a more complex aspect of Australian contemporary art than is often presented in these forums.

Marco Fusinato and Alicia Frankovich will be presenting new performance works at the opening of this exhibition, and Laresa Kosloff and Tom Nicholson will each be creating new large scale installations, along with a suite of prints by Benjamin Armstrong and new video works by Lou Hubbard and Stuart Ringholt.

In conjunction with the exhibition GCAS has produced a major 100 page publication designed by Australia’s lead- ing Graphic Design Company Fabio Ongarato Design, with images and essays. This exhibition is a reciprocal project, stemming from GCAS’s International Curatorial Residency Programme undertaken by Francesco Stocchi in July 2008.
The exhibition in Rome is Phase Two of the project with Phase Three comprising of an exhibition of Italian artists at GCAS in 2010. This revolving exhibition concept ensures that artists, curators, patrons and writers from each country establish firm and ongoing relationships with new networks and audiences, further extending their creative communities.

Still Vast Reserves is made possible with support from Arts Victoria and the Australian Embassy In Rome.


Magazzino D’Arte Moderna, Via dei Prefetti, 17 – Roma