Opening Night: Justene Williams & Gordon Bennett

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PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts says
OPENING NIGHT | FREE EVENT
DATE: Friday 16 September
TIME: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Join us as we celebrate the openings of two major solo exhibitions, Justene Williams: 'The Curtain Breathed Deeply' and Gordon Bennett: 'Be Polite'.

Opening night features an exhilarating performance for one night only as two dancers perform 'Two Fold' a concertina dance by Justene Williams. The exhibitions will be opened by Johan Lundh, Executive Director of Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

// ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS //
17 September - 30 October

'The Curtain Breathed Deeply' is an immersive collection of video and sculptural work by Sydney based artist Justene Williams. This, Williams most ambitious undertaking to date 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' is an exhibition of largely unseen works on paper by one of Australia’s most visionary and critical artists, Gordon Bennett (1955-2014). On tour from the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, this curated selection of Bennett’s works on paper comprises 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.

Artist Discussion | Saturday 17 September 2pm+3pm
Details: www.pica.org.au/show/in-context-justene-williams-gordon-bennett/

Justene Williams: 'The Curtain Breathed Deeply' was curated and developed by Artspace and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW
Gordon Bennett: 'Be Polite' has been produced by the IMA and curated by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh.
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By: PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts