John A Douglas is exhibiting the first of a series of new works from his latest project Circles of Fire along side works from his two previous projects Body Fluid and The Visceral Garden in The Patient. Curated by Bec Dean, this groundbreaking group exhibition examines the embodied experience of the artist as medical patient and the medical patient as living subject in contemporary art. The new works include a two channel video and The Intruder (2016) a hand blown glass object made in collaboration with Nadege Desgenetez and the ANU School of Art. Circles of Fire forms the final trilogy of a series of projects that initially began in 2011. The exhibition will also include an extensive public program of events taking place over the duration of the exhibition.
Participating artists: Ingrid Bachmann (Canada), John A Douglas (Australia), Brenton Heath-Kerr (Aus), Carol Jerrems (Aus), Eugenie Lee (Korea/Aus), David McDiarmid (Aus), Helen Pynor (Aus/UK), Jo Spence (UK), ORLAN (France), John Wynne (UK) & Tim Wainwright (Aus/UK), Bob Flanagan & Sheree Rose (US), and Guy Ben-Ary (US/Aus) with Nathan Thompson, Andrew Fitch, Douglas Bakkum, Stuart Hodgetts, Mike Edel.
The Patient: The Medical Subject in Contemporary Art
3 June to 6 August, Tues to Sat, 10:00am – 5:00pm
UNSW Galleries, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
OPENING Thursday 2 June at 6:00pm
To attend the opening, please RSVP here.