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Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process

Summary

A major survey exhibition by Derek Kreckler

Start Date

19th Jan 2017 12:00pm

End Date

26th Feb 2017 5:30pm

Venue

Plimsoll Gallery

RSVP / Contact Information

Jane Barlow

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process is a major survey exhibition bringing together, for the first time, five decades of the artist’s oeuvre. It encompasses photography, video, installation and performance documentation that dates from the 1970s to the present day. Kreckler is a leading Australian artist known for his experimental conceptual, and postminimalist practice.

The exhibition considers Kreckler’s unstinting interest in the relationship between culture and the environment, and demonstrates his sensitivity to issues concerning Indigenous/settler relations, the formation of national identity, and their wider consequences.

Whether relishing experimentation and chance, or purposefully challenging our perceptions of country and history, Kreckler creates works that flirt with uncertainty. His images also have much to share about art history, social relations, popular culture and the environment. They are commanding yet spacious and sufficiently suggestive to allow us to generate worlds around them.

Accident & Process continues across two sites at the Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts building, Hunter Street, Hobart and Contemporary Art Tasmania, Tasma Street, Hobart. View Kreckler’s work at both venues until Sunday 26 February.

There will be a free artist talk at Contemporary Art Tasmania at 5pm on 19 January.

A PICA touring exhibition curated by Hannah Mathews
Presented by Mona Foma, Contemporary Art Tasmania, and Plimsoll Gallery

Supported by Contemporary Art Tasmania, PICA, Australian Government Visions of Australia (Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania)

Opening Thursday 19 January, 6pm
Continues Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January, 10am – 5pm
Contemporary Art Tasmania and Plimsoll Gallery

Derek Kreckler, Wet Dream (red), 1978. colour video, digitised from 35mm transparencies, looped. Courtesy of the artist.

Image credit: Derek Kreckler, Wet Dream (red), 1978. colour video, digitised from 35mm transparencies, looped. Courtesy of the artist


Logos - Contemporary Art Tasmania, PICA, Australian Government Visions of Australia (Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania)

The development, presentation, promotion and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Visions of Australia program.