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Penelope Cain: Object-bound curses

June 26 - July 10

Penelope Cain, The Curse of the Gift Giver (Roster) and The Curse of Withholding (Pheasant), 2020. Velvet, digital print on fabric, feathers, bells, coral, netting, each 53 x 88cm. Courtesy: the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney.

Object-bound Curses is an online exhibition of new works by Sydney-based artist Penelope Cain, that takes as a pivot point the moment that then-Treasurer, Scott Morrison, spruiked a lump of coal in Parliament in February 2017. The lump of coal had come from the Hunter Valley and was formed from late-Permian vegetation; Gondwana forests from 250 million years ago. It had been lacquered to prevent it from dirtying the politician’s hands.

An “object-bound curse” describes a curse that, rather than being directed at a particular person, is attached to an object, affecting whomever it comes into contact with. Economic definitions describe the “resource curse” playing out as a conflict between a country’s resource commons, such as coal, gas, oil and minerals, and opportunities for exploitation, secrecy, corruption and mis-governance. Australia has contended with this curse, this paradox of plenty, since white colonisation.

The gallery is open and adhering to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

This exhibition can also be viewed on the gallery website. View exhibition here.

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Details

Start:
June 26
End:
July 10

Gallery Name

Artereal Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9818 7473
Email:
info@artereal.com.au
Website:
artereal.com.au

Venue

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling St
Rozelle, NSW Australia
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Details

Start:
June 26
End:
July 10

Gallery Name

Artereal Gallery
Phone:
+61 2 9818 7473
Email:
info@artereal.com.au
Website:
artereal.com.au

Venue

Artereal Gallery
747 Darling St
Rozelle, NSW Australia
+ Google Map