Tony Garifalakis

Shock and awe

Tony Garifalakis is an artist whose work investigates political, social and religious systems of belief while questioning mechanisms of surveillance, compliance and control.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 12 June 2014 to Thursday 21 August 2014

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 15 November 2013.
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In Shock and awe a selection of commercial prints, posters and advertisements have been modified and altered by a process used by government agencies to censor sensitive material in declassified documents.

The exhibition considers this process of ‘censorship’ as a strategy for eliminating meaning and shifting the context of the visual information.