Dirty presented artworks by artists that collectively engage with the notion of 'dirty minimalism,' a term used to describe the problematisation of a minimalist aesthetic through the appropriation of external influences. David Attwood (WA), Rebecca Baumann (WA), Marco Bruzzone (Berlin), Shannon Lyons (WA) and Thomas Rentmeister (Berlin) all employ the tenets of Minimalism in conjunction with historical, social, cultural and political content. These artists strive to evade the art historical readings of Minimalisms Modernist heritage (as in its cold austerity, internal inflection and material objectivity) by infusing their work with external reference, reveling in disorder, politics, humour and the abject body. Dirty was co-curated by David Attwood and Shannon Lyons.
Acknowledgements: Jeremy Eaton, Joanna Gould and Ella McDonald