PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE RETURN OF THE DEAD

Join prominent photographic artists ANNE FERRAN and ROD McNICOL, and well-known curator and writer HELEN ENNIS as they discuss photography’s ability to keep the past alive. Free event, bookings preferred.

Art Exhibition previously on at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 14 August 2010 to Saturday 14 August 2010
Launch Saturday 14 August 2010, 3.00pm

PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE RETURN OF THE DEAD image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 09 August 2010.
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Contemporary culture is obsessed with keeping the dead alive. While vampires and zombies were once the mainstay of horror films and literature, the success of Buffy and more recently the Twilight saga suggest our collective fascination with the undead has reached phenomenal proportions.

Photography is also preoccupied with the undead: it keeps the past alive, in the form of a magical, silvery image. As part of its latest exhibition Living deadly: haunted surfaces and contemporary art, MGA is hosting a panel discussion on photography’s ability to keep the past alive.

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3.00pm Saturday 14 August 2010

FREE EVENT
Bookings preferred
mga@monash.vic.gov.au or T: 03 8544 0500
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill Victoria 3150