On view from 18 September to 1 December 2018 at Ten Cubed is The Language of Skulls, showcasing works by Brook Andrew in the Ten Cubed collection.
Ten Cubed is a private art gallery, open to the public, where an evolving selection of contemporary artists represented by Australian and New Zealand galleries, are collected and exhibited in-depth over ten years.
Brook Andrew is a Melbourne-based interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonialism and modernist histories. He is the Artistic Director of the 2020 Biennale of Sydney.
Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels.
Ten Cubed is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Image: Brook Andrew Systems II (cropped) 2016. Mixed media 240 x 165 cm.
Quilty’s new series of paintings, The Bottom Feeders, shows a greedy society with a cargo cult mentality, whose cultural leaders dispense materialist trophies. A corrupt Santa stands in for the men who were initially revered as figures of implicit generosity and assumed benevolence. While the original St. Nicholas served the needy, Santa now is a symbol of self-gratification, conspicuous consumption and corporate greed, with Quilty adding uncontrolled lust for good measure. – Michael Desmond, 2018
Congratulations to Ben Quilty, whose work will be the subject of a major museum exhibition, touring to three capital cities in 2019-20.
Quilty was developed by the Art Gallery of South Australia and is curated by co-Acting Director Lisa Slade. The survey exhibition will be unveiled in Adelaide on 2 March 2019. It will then tour to the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales until early 2020.
A fully illustrated book, published by Penguin Random House, will accompany the exhibition.
Read more in The Australian ($ paywall).
Quilty exhibition touring dates:
Art Gallery of South Australia | 2 March to 2 June 2019
Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art | 29 June to 13 October 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales | 9 November 2019 to 2 February 2020