Playtime

Preview for the 'Playtime'; presented in Melbourne from 7 December - 29 March 2014. "Playtime explores infantile regression. Many of our ideas about art stem from the notion of innocent childish creativity—the Picasso thing. However, this exhibition will be more overtly juvenile, anarchic, even scatological. It comes out of the unlikely thought of juxtaposing Brisbane artist Jenny Watson's childish paintings (self-portraits of the artist as a young girl playing with horsies) with films of transgressive performances by the Viennese actionist Otto Muehl. It will also feature Auckland art-school associate-professor Peter Robinson, with his fecal sculpture Das Es and rude graffitos lamenting university life; dummy-spitting neo-dada Sydney performance artist Justene Williams; Auckland artist Steve Carr's videos of himself in a bedroom pillowfight with little girls and smashing up a panel van with little boys; plus a cunning amateurish film from Brits Jake and Dinos Chapman, reconstructing notorious art mutilations and deaths using rubber-glove puppets." Read the preview here. http://artguide.com.au/articles-page/show/playtime-2/?Stage=stage

Preview for the ‘Playtime’; presented in Melbourne from 7 December – 29 March 2014. “Playtime explores infantile regression. Many of our ideas about art stem from the notion of innocent childish creativity—the Picasso thing. However, this exhibition will be more overtly juvenile, anarchic, even scatological. It comes out of the unlikely thought of juxtaposing Brisbane artist Jenny Watson’s childish paintings (self-portraits of the artist as a young girl playing with horsies) with films of transgressive performances by the Viennese actionist Otto Muehl. It will also feature Auckland art-school associate-professor Peter Robinson, with his fecal sculpture Das Es and rude graffitos lamenting university life; dummy-spitting neo-dada Sydney performance artist Justene Williams; Auckland artist Steve Carr’s videos of himself in a bedroom pillowfight with little girls and smashing up a panel van with little boys; plus a cunning amateurish film from Brits Jake and Dinos Chapman, reconstructing notorious art mutilations and deaths using rubber-glove puppets.” Read the preview here.

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