Selected artworks from The Curtain Breathed Deeply an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by artist Justene Williams and Be Polite is an exhibition of largely unseen works on paper by one of Australia’s most visionary and critical artists, Gordon Bennett (1955-2014).

The Curtain Breathed Deeply is Williams largest and most ambitious undertaking to date and sees the artist use found objects and waste materials to create dazzling theatrical environments, seducing visitors through a variety of hypnotizing sets and ‘performative’ video installations.

Be Polite, touring from the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, is a curated selection of Bennett’s works on paper comprising drawing, painting, watercolour, poetry, and essays from the early 1990s through to the early 2000s, a period that produced work of remarkable force and revealed the artist’s working methods, research focuses, and ultimately his ambitions for his work.

Catch the full exhibition from The Curtain Breathed Deeply and Be Polite at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art from 17 September – 30 October.  

Image Credit: Justene Williams, Yves Klein Eyes. 2014


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