Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
Petrina Hicks has been recognised through many prestigious awards and grants for her large-scale, hyper-real photographs and video works that are as beautiful as they are unsettling. Her slick, stylized images at once entice and disconcert the viewer. At first glance her luminous works draw you in, much like the sensuous advertising imagery they reference and co-opt. Yet look closer and subtle ruptures and ambiguities surface, unsettling the promise of perfection embedded in each image. In so doing, Hicks weighs in on photography’s dual role as both truth-teller and perpetrator of fictions.Read More
Hicks work has been shown widely both in Australia and internationally including recently at The Barbican, London; Biennal of Photography, Mexico City; Internationell Konst Film Utställning, Jönköping Läns Museum, Sweden; International Contemporary Arts Festival SESC_Vidobrasil, Sao Paulo; Fotoseptiembre, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China and Paris Photo, France. Hicks is represented in major institutional collections throughout Australia including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia and Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.
Text courtesy This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein.
Animal masks, headless budgies and reptile skeletons are frequent sights in the photography of contemporary Australian artists Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks. While each artist favours elements of the performative in their work, stylistically they are opposites. Papapetrou's images are resplendent with richly textured backdrops while Hicks...
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