BILL HENSON | EXHIBITION
As part of the NGV Festival of Photography, the National Gallery of Victoria presents a suite of contemporary photography exhibitions.
Bill Henson will be curating an exhibition of his own recent works. The photographs, drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2011, will continue to examine the human condition in the powerful way that Henson has explored over the last 40 years.
An excerpt from the NGV’s website gives a detailed insight into the selected pieces; ‘Each of the works included has a palpable sense of the cinematic and together they form a powerful and enigmatic imaginative statement. Like much of his work, there is little that is explicit, and rather the works propose open-ended narratives and capture a transitory sensation. A powerful sense of mystery and ambiguity can be found within the images, heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal the form of the nudes, sculptures and the landscape itself.’
The NGV Festival of Photography will also highlight new acquisitions of international and Australian photographers’ works, which have been actively collected by the NGV in recent years. These displays will present the work of some of the most challenging and exciting photographers working today.
LEVEL 2, 19TH–20TH C ART & DESIGN
10 MAR 17 – 27 AUG 17
OPEN 10AM – 5PM DAILY