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I Thought I Knew But I Was Wrong - New Video Art From Australia

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I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Video Art From Australia exhibition catalogue
Curated by Alexie Glass
48pp; full colour


I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Video Art from Australia explores the impact of video art on Australian contemporary art over the past five years. Showcasing a diverse selection of video works, the exhibition introduces audiences to the ways in which Australian artists are using video to explore ideas of identity, lifestyle and society within the context of a diverse and multifaceted arts culture.

Disparate in subject matter and style, the works in this exhibition share a common urge to communicate something immediate and relevant to their audience. I thought I knew but I was wrong is a snapshot of the range and breadth of Australian contemporary visual culture - from the slick to the lo-fi, the luxurious to the raw, and the comic to the confessional.

Split into three categories, 'Persona', 'Play', and 'Space', I thought I knew but I was wrong features video works by leading Australian artists Guy Benfield, Philip Brophy, Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Daniel Crooks, DAMP, Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser, Shaun Gladwell, Lyndal Jones, The Kingpins, Marcus Lyall, James Lynch, Tracey Moffatt, TV Moore, Patricia Piccinini, David Rosetzsky, Ivan Sen, Monika Tichacek, and Craig Walsh.

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