Ben Quilty – book signing and ‘150 Years’ exhibition openingedit
We are pleased to announce that between 1pm and 2pm, prior to the 150 Years exhibition opening on Saturday 8 February, Ben Quilty will be available for a book signing in the gallery.
Neighbourhood Books will be selling copies of the recent hardback book, Ben Quilty, celebrating two decades of his work.
Read more about the exhibition in The Age.
Through Quilty’s ominous and heterogeneous approach in 150 Years each work invites us to participate in a critical discussion. The same Quilty who explored the spiritual hollowness of contemporary masculinity in paintings of passed-out mates is present here, yet these themes are refracted through the decades since, through experience, a global and pervasive uncertainty, and a tangible level of disillusionment. In an age of authoritarian revival, Quilty’s decades-long interrogation of masculinity is gaining momentum. – Milena Stojanovska
Ben Quilty 150 Years is on view 8 – 29 February 2020.