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In the flesh

Daily from Friday 7 November 2014 until Monday 9 March 2015
Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks
Divide, 2011 by Sam Jinks

In the flesh is an enthralling and immersive experience of contemporary figurative art that explores the concept of humanness. The exhibition invites you to contemplate the nature of consciousness, self-awareness and emotional states through the works of ten Australian artists. Confronting the themes of intimacy, empathy, transience, transition, vulnerability, alienation, restlessness, reflection, mortality and acceptance. In the flesh dwells on the interface of the mind and the body. Bringing together work in diverse media with a fresh psychological edge from public and private collections, the exhibition features Jan Nelson, Natasha Bieniek, Patricia Piccinini, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Ron Mueck, Yanni Floros, Sam Jinks, Michael Peck and Robin Eley.

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Ernst & Young

38 portraits

1Walking in tall grass, Lucy, 2010 by Jan Nelson. 2The Long Awaited, 2008 by Patricia Piccinini. 3Woman and child, 2010 by Sam Jinks. 4Peony, 2014 by Natasha Bieniek. 5In the flesh behind the scenes video: 2 minutes. 6Omega, 2013 by Robin Eley.

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Penny Grist (curator)

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