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MORIMURA, Yasumasa, Blinded by the light

In this large landscape photograph, Yasumasa Morimura adopts various roles within a single composition. While the work could be read as an ironic view of 1980s consumer excess, closer inspection…

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MUECK, Ron; In bed

Born and raised in Melbourne, sculptor Ron Mueck is today recognised as being among the most significant contemporary artists working in a realist tradition. His first major outing as a visual artist…

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MURAKAMI, Takashi, And then, and then and then and then and then

Takashi Murakami is best known for his appropriation of the iconography and methodology of manga and anime, including their means of production and distribution; his characters are produced by his…

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NAIR, Surendran, Trainees at the school of necromancing 1; The speaking tree; Trainees at the school of necromancing 2

Surendran Nair often works with images and icons derived from Indian mythology (particularly from his home state of Kerala), Western mythology and art history to question the meaning and significance…

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NELSON, Jan; Walking in tall grass, Martin

Jan Nelson creates her hyper-real 'Walking in tall grass' paintings by first photographing and then painting her young subjects using a bright, intense palette. Each subject is named, and each appears…

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NESHAT, Shirin, From the 'Women of Allah' series

Shirin Neshat left Iran to study in the United States in the early 1970s and did not return until 1990, 11 years after the Islamic Revolution. These striking images are from her first major body of…

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NGUYEN, Xuan Tiep, Song of the buffalo boys II

Nguyen Xuan Tiep became the first Vietnamese artist to participate in a major international exhibition when he contributed this work to the Gallery’s inaugural Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary…

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Nigel Cooke, To work is to play, 2008

Nigel Cooke is renowned for producing large-scale, meticulously realised paintings that depict fantastical, hyper-realistic scenes of urban decay. His work references a wide range of painting styles…

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OHTAKE, Shinro, Oku-Kei 13

For all the apparent intensity of the cut-and-pasted surfaces of Shinro Ohtake’s works, they are created with great patience. The artist methodically creates layers of material inspired by geological…

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OPIE, Julian; People walking. Coloured

Since his first exhibitions in the early 1980s, Julian Opie has forged a unique art practice that draws on diverse influences such as classical portraiture and sculpture, Japanese woodblock prints and…

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OZAWA,Tsuyoshi; Vegetable weapon series

A constant traveller whose work illustrates the beauty of sharing ideas through interaction, Tsuyoshi Ozawa's reputation as a conceptual artist is grounded in the essence of dialogue. His practice…

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Painters' Paintings: Flesh and light (SOUTINE, Chaim; De KOONING, Willem)

The term, ‘a painter’s painter’ is one that invokes a particular and specific relationship between that which one painter recognises and identifies in another’s work. The term captures a particular…

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PARDINGTON, Fiona; 'Ahua: A beautiful hesitation' series

‘I think everybody has a fantasy about being able to look at their ancestors.’ (1)

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PAREKOWHAI, Michael; Home Front

Home Front is Michael Parekowhai’s largest single installation to date. It is comprised of two sculptures, each 23 metres in length, which can be shown butted together or separated to form a wall or…

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PAREKOWHAI, Michael; The Horn of Africa

From a distance The Horn of Africa 2006 appears like an exclamation mark, however, closer inspection reveals the equally perplexing sight of a life-size seal balancing a concert grand piano on its…

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POHIO, Nathan; Landfall of a spectre

Nathan Pohio’s Landfall of a spectre 2007 is based on a lenticular print in which two or more images are combined through a specialised lens to create the illusion of 3D animation. The work focuses on…

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PUSHPAMALA N, From ‘The Navarasa suite’& ‘Bombay Photo Studio’ series

Pushpamala N’s ‘Bombay Photo Studio’ series is the result of three years spent at the studio of a famous Hindi film photographer of the 1950s and 60s, JH Thacker. In ‘The Navarasa suite’ from this…

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QURESHI, Nusra Latif; Justified behavioural sketch

Nusra Latif Qureshi's ruminations on the feminine form are drawn from the rich literary and visual traditions of south Asia. Her delight in painting these figures is revealed in the subtle and sensual…

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RAWANCHAIKUL, Navin, Tales of Navin 2

This figurative panorama featuring myriad self-portraits shows Rawanchaikul at various ages, with a host of other guises and characters he has enacted throughout his life and career. City, street and…

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REDDY, Ravinder G, Woman with lotus flower

Ravinder Reddy draws equally on pre-modern sculpture, Buddhist and Hindu iconography, and the rich popular culture and kitsch of South Asia. Fashioned from fibreglass covered with gold leaf, the…

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REIHANA, Lisa; A Maori dragon story

Lisa Reihana's work demonstrates a keen interest to communicate not only complex ideas about indigenous identity and bi-cultural life, but also a desire to address and engage with contemporary…

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Rirkrit Tiravanija, Untitled (lunch box), 1998–ongoing

Tiravanija was born in Buenos Aires in 1961, the son of a Thai diplomat, and spent his childhood in Argentina, Ethiopia and Thailand before moving to Canada, and then the United States, to study art.…

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RIVIÈRE, Henri; Les Trente-six vues de la Tour Eiffel...

Modelled on Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s (1760-1849) woodblock prints titled 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji’ c.1830-32 woodblock prints, Henri Riviere’s ‘Les Trente-six vues de la Tour…

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ROTTENBERG, Mika; Mary's cherries

Often in Mika Rottenberg’s video works, female characters with striking physical presences and in unusual environments, undertake a mundane, productive task that results in an unexpected output. When…

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RUBENS, Peter Paul; Young woman in a fur wrap (after Titian)

Peter Paul Rubens’s Young woman in a fur wrap (after Titian) c.1629–30, one of the Gallery’s most important old master works, was on loan to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich in 2009 for the exhibition…

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SAILSTORFER, Michael; Wolken (Clouds)

Since his first exhibitions at the beginning of the 2000s, Michael Sailstorfer has developed a distinctive approach to sculpture that draws on the legacies of Minimalism, Fluxus, Land art and the…

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SANGGAWA, Palo-sebo

A group of Manila-based artists formed Sanggawa to produce murals and paintings satirising the dilemmas of life in the Philippines. Palo-sebo is a parody of power politics, taking its title from the…

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SANPITAK, Pinaree, Self & I'm confused

The female body is a recurring theme in the work of Pinaree Sanpitak, in figuration and otherwise alluded to across her paintings, drawings, photography, collage and sculpture. In this pair of…

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SARACENO, Tomás; Biosphere

Tomas Saraceno is internationally renowned for his ambitious sculptures and installations that take the form of webs and interconnected spheres or bubbles. Frequently created through weaving and…

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SHAHBAZI, Shirana; Flowers, fruits & portraits series

One of the most unforgettable displays in ‘The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT6) was the two huge paintings and nine photographs by Shirana Shahbazi in the Long Gallery of the…

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