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Title

You and everything that is not you (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

2017

Artist

Agatha Gothe-Snape

Australia

1980 –

  • Details

    Date
    2017
    Media category
    Installation
    Materials used
    adhesive vinyl
    Edition
    unique
    Dimensions
    dimensions variable
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    178.2017
    Copyright
    © Agatha Gothe-Snape

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  • About

    The meeting point between artistic process and social context is a central theme in Agatha Gothe-Snape's work, which adopts many forms.

    Over the six-year duration of The National, Gothe-Snape will create 'The Fatal Sure/The National Doubt' (2016–21), a film that captures the economic, cultural and psychological moods that shape the exhibition. The work takes its cue from the Australian art critic Robert Hughes' canonical documentary series The shock of the new (1980), in particular his claim that artists are responsible for ‘mediating in some way between a sense of history and an experience of the world’. Through interviews and observational footage, Gothe-Snape's response will consider how today's artists reconcile the aesthetic and social urgencies of our time with those of the past.

    The billboard-scale text work 'You and everything that is not you (Art Gallery of New South Wales)' quotes an excerpt from Hughes’ closing monologue in The shock of the new. Gothe-Snape presents this as an open-ended proposition that speaks to art's transformative potential. It announces the beginning of her film project and frames the curatorial approach to the 2017 edition of The National at the Gallery.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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