Ron Mueck

Mueck’s sculptures are some of the most widely acclaimed, prominent and identifiable works in the international contemporary art arena. This is the most comprehensive exhibition of work by the Australian-born, London-based artist to have been presented in the southern hemisphere. It includes four new works by Mueck in addition to some of his major, recognised works including Dead Dad 1996/97.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in South Bank precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 22 January 2010 to Sunday 18 April 2010

A girl 2006. Artist: Ron Mueck. Born Australia 1958 - . image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 16 December 2009.
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Often naked and suspended in states of self-consciousness, introspection or deep contemplation, his figures present both emotional and physical states of exposure. As viewers we experience a level of unease that is borne of a voyeuristic awkwardness, as though we have invaded some kind of personal space. However, we also identify with the human condition these poignant moments express. Astounding in their apparent realism and compelling in their ability to invite interaction Ron Mueck’s works have earned him a singular place as the creator of some of the most evocative sculptures of our time.

Temporary Exhibition Spaces 2 & 3, Ground Floor
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
10am–5pm Closed Tuesdays, except Australia Day 26 Jan
Open until 9pm Sun 28 Feb

Admission fees apply
8 May – 8 Aug 10
Queensland Art Gallery

30 Sep 10 – 23 Jan 11
Christchurch Art Gallery