The pleasurable, the illegible, the multiple, the mundane

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Time Out says

We love the look of this cool group show at Woolloomooloo institution Artspace

UPDATE, June 28: As of June 26, the Greater Sydney region including the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong is under a compulsory two-week lockdown until 11.59pm on July 9. Many events in Sydney have therefore been cancelled or postponed until after this period.

Artspace is about to get a swish new look. The Gunnery will close for renos in the second half of this year, coming back even better and cementing its spot as one of Sydney’s coolest art institutions. But they ain’t going quietly.

You can check out spectacular exhibition The pleasurable, the illegible, the multiple, the mundane until the space closes its doors on July 11. Curated by Talia Linz​, it’s a powerful group show that brings together a dozen Australian and international artists including performance artist Wura-Natasha Ogunji, French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso. 

Enter the gallery to ‘Sequence on Sequence,’ encompassing walls of giant, double-sided tarot cards, executed in watercolour by Sydneysider Carla Cescon; detour to Rachel Rose's dreamy, spine-tingling video and sound installation 'Everything and More', which takes you to the far reaches of space; and peruse curious works that get you thinking about personal belief systems as well as broader social frameworks.

The works explore the central idea that we are in a moment of global introspection and a realignment of our relationships. While the artists are working across a bunch of different mediums, they all draw on love and loss, offering us a sneaky peek into their innermost thoughts about how we play the game of life. And that sounds pretty cool to us, so get along to Artspace while you still can and soak it all up before the Woolloomooloo venue transforms into the next stage of its cultural existence when it reopens in 2022.

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