Left: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer People on People 2010, installation view, Recorders, Manchester Art Gallery, UK, 2010–11; computerised tracking systems, projectors, custom software with face tracking, live compositing and rotoscoping. Image courtesy the artist and Manchester Art Gallery © the artist. Photo: Peter Mallet. Right: Pablo Picasso Deux femmes courant sur la plage (La course) (Two women running on the beach (The race)) 1922, gouache on plywood, 32.5 × 41.1 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP78 © Succession Picasso, 2011/licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/ Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musée National Picasso, Paris.
Sydney International Art Series
Destination NSW, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to bring the world’s most outstanding exhibitions to Australia with the Sydney International Art Series 2011-12, a signature annual event on the NSW events calendar.
As part of this series the Art Gallery of NSW will host Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, the most significant exhibition of Picasso’s art ever held in Australia. The exhibition takes place from 12 November 2011 to 25 March 2012.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders between 16 December 2011 and 12 February 2012. This large-scale solo exhibition presents interactive pieces that involve the public as an integral part of the artwork.
Both events are exclusive to the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
This is the second year of the partnership. Last year’s exhibitions – The First Emperor at the Art Gallery of NSW and the MCA’s Annie Leibovitz: a photographer’s life 1990–2005 – were a big success with nearly 500,000 attendees.