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.
AGNSW Contemporary Projects are supported by Andrew Cameron
12 Jun – 21 Aug 2014
Contemporary project space