Kiss - X

Michael Needham

Kiss-X is a fragment of multiple narratives and a play of tensions explored through familiar features of desire.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 31 October 2008 to Saturday 22 November 2008

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 04 November 2008.
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In this minimal installation the primary motif is lips; two pairs, here protruding from the centre of two large black domed and wall-mounted disks. One pair is modeled after the artists’, banal and expressionless. The other is vertical and open, taken from Matthias Grunewald’s crucified Christ in the famous Isenheim Altarpiece. As both are positioned to face each other, this is where the conversation begins. This exhibition is concerned with love for the other, a haunting eroticism and an affective melancholia thickening the space in between.

Michael Needham is a Melbourne based artist. He has a BFA (Hons) from Monash University (2002) and is currently undertaking his PhD in Fine Arts at the ACU where he also lectures in Visual Arts. He has exhibited regularly since 2002, was awarded the Montalto Sculpture Prize in 2004 and was a recent finalist in the 2007 McClelland Sculpture Survey.


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