Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Endless Present

Opening in November, the NGV will present Endless Present: Robert Rooney and Conceptual Art, a fascinating exhibition that features the photographs of renowned Melbourne artist Robert Rooney in the context of his collection of Australian and international conceptual art.

Through photography, prints, journals, artists’ books and even personal letters, Endless Present showcases the fundamental ideas, innovative methods of display and diverse materials that were adopted by conceptual artists in the 1960s and 1970s.

Photography from the 1970s is highlighted in MGA's exhibition program for 2011 which focuses squarely on the artistic legacy of Australian photographers from this period. Shows to look out for next year at MGA include Afterglow: performance art & photography, Brummels Gallery of Photography and exhibitions on the work of Sue Ford and Paul Cox.

Endless Present will be on display at NGV International, St Kilda Road from 12 November 2010 to 27 March 2011. Open 10am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. Entry is free.

American 1937–
Twentysix gasoline stations 1967
published by Ed Ruscha, Los Angeles, 2nd edition
artist’s book: photo-offset lithographs, [48] pages, paper cover, stitched and glued binding, edition of 500
17.9 x 14.1 x 0.5 cm (closed)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Robert Rooney through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
© Ed Ruscha

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