10 ways to look at the past

10 ways to look at the past features works by ten contemporary Australian artists that demonstrate a fascination with the passing of time. Drawn from the NGV’s permanent collection of contemporary art, the exhibition traces a range of artists’ approaches to the past whether nostalgic, introspective, playful or critical.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 23 July 2011 to Sunday 05 February 2012

Salad days (2005) image Gun-metal Grey 2007 image One long catastrophe (2000-2002) image

Published by anonymous on Sunday 07 August 2011.
Contact the publisher.

Some draw on personal histories, while others explore the past through collective or cultural memories. Some test notions of truth and fiction in an examination of repressed or contested histories. Others delve into the past via imaginary realms or personal recollections. Including several new major acquisitions, works in the exhibition range from large scale installations, sculptures and video art, to photographs, prints and watercolours.

Encompassing a range of artistic practices and attitudes, this exhibition explores some of the ways in which the themes of history, memory and the passing of time have been transformed in contemporary art.

The artists in the exhibition are Brook Andrew, Emily Floyd, Martyn Jolly, Narelle Jubelin, Peter Kennedy, Richard Lewer, Tracey Moffatt, Tom Nicholson, David Noonan and Ricky Swallow.