Midsumma: Personal Touch
22 January 2019 - 17 February 2019
Artist(s): Archie Barry, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Nunzio Madden, Bon Mott, Rowan Oliver, Bobuq Sayed and Tyza Stewart, with text by Nevo Zisin.
Opening night: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm
Artist performances: Saturday 2 February, 2pm
Performance: Rowan Oliver (This performance may contain nudity).
Throughout history, self-portraiture has provided a means for artists to critically examine perceptions about themselves and their place in society. In the time of the ubiquitous camera phone, challenging forms of self-representation by artists provide cut through and provoke needed discussion on the problematic binaries associated with gender and identity.
Personal Touch highlights the work of queer artists who employ the body, theirs and those around them, as conduit for ideas and as subject matter in their work. Featuring a variety of contemporary media, this exhibition aims to express the sensitivity with which artists can address the evolving nature of gender, at a time when the political status quo continuously fails to do so.
Personal Touch is part of Midsumma’s condensed suite of programming entitled BODY, and will include work by Archie Barry, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Nunzio Madden, Bon Mott, Rowan Oliver, Bobuq Sayed and Tyza Stewart.
A creative text introducing the exhibition will be presented by activist and writer Nevo Zisin.