Rosemary Laing ‘poems for recent times’edit
Rosemary Laing originally trained as a painter before moving to the medium of photography in the late 1980s. Her project-based photographic work is often cinematic in vision and generally created with real-time performance and physical installation.
Laing’s work is concept-driven, her projects forming an ongoing narrative that tracks periods of time and events that have had an impact on cultural consciousness. With interventions undertaken in situ or through the use of choreographed performance work, Rosemary Laing’s practice engages with the politics of place and contemporary culture.
Her work is currently on view in the following exhibitions:
This Mortal Coil at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 28 August — 11 December 2021 featuring a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #5 2009 and a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #12 2009.
Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese contemporary photography co-curated by Natalie King at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 24 August — 31 October 2021 featuring effort and rush #1 2015 and effort and rush #9 (swanfires) 2013-2015.
Rosemary Laing is represented by Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Galerie Conrads, Berlin
and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne