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Title

The Archangel Michael (Conquering Satan)

1994

Artist

Juan Davila

Chile, Australia

06 Oct 1946 -

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  • Details

    Date
    1994
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint
    Edition
    edition of 10
    Dimensions
    162.0 x 114.0 cm
    Credit
    Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 2005
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    265.2005
    Copyright
    Unable to display image due to copyright restrictions
    Artist information
    Juan Davila

    Works in the collection

    8

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  • About

    Juan Davila was born in Chile and moved to Australia in 1974. He studied at the University of Chile Law School and Fine Arts School. He currently holds an Australia Council Fellowship in preparation for a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2006.

    Davila's paintings, collage works and prints are amongst the most transgressive art works created in Australia. His incorporation of pornographic imagery, political references and art historical citations create a volatile mix of confrontational images and text which most famously lead to the censorship of 'Stupid as a Painter' by the AGNSW, the 'arrest' of the painting by the vice squad and the subsequent intervention of the NSW premier Neville Wran to secure its 'freedom'.

    In his combination of various sources and references, underlined often by explicit sexual content, Davila's practice continues to question the very economy and institutional ideology of art practice.

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