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Dirty Kings Artist-Run Melbourne, VIC
07.02.2014 - 01.03.2014
Co-curated by David Attwood and Shannon Lyons
Dirty presents 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. Artists in the exhibition all employ the tenets of Minimalism in conjunction with historical, social, cultural and political content. Striving to evade the art historical readings of Minimalisms Modernist heritage (as in its cold austerity, internal inflection and material objectivity) each artist infuses their work with external reference, revelling in disorder, politics, humour and the abject body.
An interactive artwork was produced for Dirty, exhibited alongside works by David Attwood, Rebecca Baumann, Marco Bruzzone, and Thomas Rentmeister.
Acknowledgements: Jeremy Eaton, Ella McDonald and Joanna Gould