Tag : Sculpture


Pascale Marthine Tayou | Plastic bags 2001–10 | Plastic bags | 600 x 600 x 600cm (variable) | Commissioned for ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ | Courtesy: The artist and Galeria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin

Pascale Marthine Tayou ‘Plastic bags’ 2001–10

Pascale Marthine Tayou’s drawings, sculptures, installations, videos and performances address issues of cultural and national identity and borders in an age of global tourism, drawing on his own experiences of frequent travel. Tayou often works with found materials, objects and …


Ricky Swallow | Killing Time 2003–04 | Laminated Jelutong, maple | 108 x 184 x 118cm (irreg.) | Rudy Komon Memorial Fund and the Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2004 | Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ricky Swallow ‘Killing Time’ 2003–04

Ricky Swallow works predominantly in sculpture, dealing with time and its passing, mortality and immortality. Much of Swallow’s early work was nostalgic for analogue technologies such as tape decks remade in cardboard or record turntables transformed into miniature scenes from …


Callum Morton | Silverscreen 2006 | Wood, aluminium and synthetic polymer paint | 167.6 x 180 x 90cm (complete); screen: 92.9 x 110 x 45.3cm; table: 74.7 x 180 x 90cm | Purchased 2007. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Callum Morton ‘Silverscreen’ 2006

Callum Morton explores our relationship to the built environment. Addressing both iconic modernist buildings and vernacular architecture, his works present architectural spaces as sets for personal narratives, social history and invented stories. Silverscreen 2006 is from a series of sculptures …


Angela de la Cruz’s iconoclastic approach to the history of painting turns a repertoire of destructive acts into a creative process… The artist’s violent and potentially cathartic practice may also be interpreted as a contemporary reworking (and, possibly, reclaiming) of the machismo of action painting. Even when these works leave the wall, and indeed their stretchers, they remain integrally connected to painterly tradition. They feed off each other (many works combine the elements of previously separate canvases) but also from the lineage of painters and paintings that have come before them.

Kelly Gellatly on Angela de la Cruz for ‘Soft Sculpture’, National Gallery of Australia, 2009.

21st Century: Art in the First Decade
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Installation view: Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane | Photography by Natasha Harth

Behind-the-scenes: Carsten Höller ‘Left/Right Slide’ 2010

One of the major commissions for the ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ exhibition is Carsten Höller’s Left/Right slide 2010. It forms part of a series of slides created for venues across Europe and the United States that Höller describes as devices for eliciting ‘an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness’. The extraordinary installation process can be viewed on the Gallery’s flickr photostream.