09.04.2015 - 16.05.2015
still life with assorted fruit and flowers, silverware, velvet and 2-hour performance by Kathleen Campone, Paul Roberts and Emily Robinson.
"Rethinking blankness requires two things: acknowledging that blankness is a fantasy; denying blankness its purity" - Astrid Lorange
The white cube is underpinned by the premise that artworks emerge 'ex nihilo' - out of nothingness. Isolating art from the chaos of the everyday, the white cubes claims a to be a space of neutrality, of blankness. It is a myth. Instead, the white cube operates as a vision machine that functions to shape and disseminate cultural production according to the collection and display of objects. As such, it is a highly charged site that regulates a specific politics of space, of history, and of the body. Le Plein (Full Up) draws on visual art vocabularies, art history and everyday gestures to explore, underscore and upend these intersecting politics of the white cube.
Le Plein (Full Up) was devised for the group exhibition '_____' curated by Alex Gawronski and Biljana Jancic presented at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne.
Image credit: Sarah Walker.