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Title

Threshold: Passion of the new eve

1987

Artist

Julie Rrap

Australia

1950 -

  • Details

    Date
    1987
    Media category
    Installation
    Materials used
    six paintings (photoemulsion, synthetic polymer paint on canvas); one framed colour transparency; broken fragments of sandstone with photoemulsion; one stepped wooden pyramid
    Dimensions
    Installation dimensions variable according to room size :

    a-f - six paintings, 180 x 91 cm, each

    g - framed colour transparency, 180 x 91 cm

    h - wooden pyramid, 60 x 60 x 60 cm

    i-n - 6 piles of sandstone fragments, variable

    Credit
    Purchased 1989
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    58.1989.a-n
    Copyright
    © Julie Rrap. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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  • About

    This installation by Sydney artist Julie Rrap is based on sculptural works by the artists Michelangelo, 'The dying slave' and 'The rebellious slave' and Rodin, 'The shadow (from the gate of hell)', 'Adam', 'The thinker' and 'The prodigal son'. The artist has photographed herself in the replicated pose of each of these six works and beneath each image are what resemble archaeological shards with sections of the original sculptures photographed onto these shards in piles laid out on the floor. The work is a playful dialogue between self and other and the narratives that have situated women within male iconographies of art history.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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