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Tony Garifalakis
Shock and awe

Tony Garifalakis Untitled (detail) from the Cover Ups series 2008, enamel on Offset print, 60 × 90 cm. Image courtesy © the artist

AGNSW Contemporary Projects

Tony Garifalakis is an artist whose work investigates political, social and religious systems of belief while questioning mechanisms of surveillance, compliance and control.

In Shock and awe a selection of commercial prints, posters and advertisements have been modified and altered by a process used by government agencies to censor sensitive material in declassified documents.

The exhibition considers this process of ‘censorship’ as a strategy for eliminating meaning and shifting the context of the visual information.

Part of Contemporary at the Gallery 2014

AGNSW Contemporary Projects are supported by Andrew Cameron

Contemporary galleries with UBS

12 Jun – 21 Aug 2014

Free admission

Contemporary project space