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Title

Conversations with the bride

1974-1975

Artist

Imants Tillers

Australia

30 Jul 1950 –

Alternate image of Conversations with the bride by Imants Tillers
Alternate image of Conversations with the bride by Imants Tillers
Alternate image of Conversations with the bride by Imants Tillers
Alternate image of Conversations with the bride by Imants Tillers
Alternate image of Conversations with the bride by Imants Tillers
  • Details

    Date
    1974-1975
    Media category
    Installation
    Materials used
    gouache, synthetic polymer paint on paper, type C photograph, aluminium
    Dimensions
    dimensions variable :

    112 paintings, 12.7 x 18.3 cm, each painting

    112 tripods, 163 cm, each tripod [height)

    7 photographs, 43 x 58 x 3.3 cm, each frame

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    235.1976.1-232
    Copyright
    © Imants Tillers

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    Imants Tillers

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Imants Tillers' installation 'Conversations with the bride' 1974-1975 stages a critical dialogue with Marcel Duchamp's famed painting 'The bride stripped bare by her bachelors, even' 1915-23, also known as 'The large glass'. Tillers' 'Conversations with the bride' comprises a system of 112 miniature paintings and photographs, fixed atop of 'coupled' aluminium tripods. Each image is appropriated from Duchamp's 'The large glass', as well as Hans Heysen's emblematic Australian landscape watercolour 'Summer' 1909 in the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection, and textbook illustrations of gum trees.

    The work exemplifies Tillers' postmodern strategy of 'intertexuality' whereby the relationship between artworks, artists and viewers is explored through the layering of historic and contemporary references from art and literature.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

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