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As She Appears – Subversion (NGV [Melbourne]




As She Appears - Subversion (NGV [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information

AUSLAN-INTERPRETED SHOW


Date/Time:

Thursday October 31, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Location:

NGV Australia, Federation Square, Ground Level
Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

Tickets:

Interpreter:

Linda D'Ornay & Wendy Boase

Language/ Cultural Consultant:

Website:

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/as-she-appears-the-muse-in-art/



About the Show

AS SHE APPEARS: THE MUSE IN ART
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WHEELER CENTRE

 

The idea of the artistic muse dates back to classical mythology and enjoyed a surprisingly long run as a celebrated, romanticised notion in western art. Today, the notion seems archaic – at least in its traditional sense – yet many artists are still preoccupied with the figure of the muse, even if they’re more concerned with distorting and subverting old ideas of female representation.What’s the line between inspiration and objectification? And how and when does the muse return or deflect the artist’s gaze? When does the muse reveal herself, and when does she reveal more about her creator?

In this series of after-hours events, uncover the many meanings of the muse with curators, writers and performers as they respond to works in the NGV collection – talking representation, inspiration, family and the female body.

Thu 31 Oct, 7–8.15pm
Subversion

Inspired by Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks: Bleached Gothic, on display at NGV Australia, the final event in the series focuses on contemporary artists, writers and thinkers who return to their own personal muse again and again. How do these representations subvert traditional notions of the muse?