Artwork of the month talk: August 2014
Tony Garifalakis’ 'Mob rule' (2014)
Melbourne-based artist Tony Garifalakis has long been interested in the idea of censorship, surveillance and systems of belief. In his ongoing series called Mob rule, he uses found commercial portraits in a surprising and provoking way. His images make us question not who the sitters are, but what they represent.
Learn more about this fascinating series of portraits with the Gallery’s Alexandra Gregg.
The talk will be audio described for blind and vision-impaired visitors and Auslan interpreted for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.
Artwork of the Month is part of the Third Sundays at the Gallery program, a State Street Learning for Life initiative.
Note: this talk was previously listed as Pierre Bonnard’s 'Self portrait’ (c1938-40).
Image: Tony Garifalakis, Untitled from Mob rule (Family) 2014 (detail), enamel on C Type prints, 60 cm x 40 cm each. Courtesy of the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery © the artist