Photography goes Poof! Mathew Jones' lost photoworks 1989-94

Between 1989 and 1994 the Australian artist Mathew Jones made a number of photographic works about gay identity. For both political and artistic reasons, these works were ephemeral, strategic interventions. Some photographs were only circulated as photobooks or as artist’s pages in magazines.

Art Exhibition previously on at MGA - Monash Gallery of Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 27 February 2016 to Sunday 10 April 2016

Photography goes Poof! Mathew Jones' lost photoworks 1989-94 image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Monday 28 December 2015.
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Others took the form of site-specific installations that depended on a live audience. As a consequence, these works were like Molotov cocktails of contemporary art, exploding in the face of specific problems and then evaporating into the ether.

MGA has worked with Mathew Jones to re-create these important historical artworks a quarter of a century later. These works capture the pathos and desperation of Queer politics at the height of the AIDS crisis, but they also continue to offer critical insights on the contemporary politics of sexual identity and social equality.