Australia’s art scene continues to pack it’s punch as the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial opens it’s exhibition halls to 100 creative persons from over 30 countries. A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs. Exploring cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture, visitors have the opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today. Across the halls, it is the skull art of Australian sculptor Ron Mueck that has SATORI & SCOUT most amazed.
Named ‘Mass’, the installation features one hundred human skull objects each piled up on one another. In a composition of awe and wonder, the installation is a sombre reflection of mortality. Interpreting the biological structure of the skull in all it’s glorious ways, the collection of white-coloured objects is both imposing and strange, yet entirely understandable and relatable.
In celebration of mortality, the skull’s form is regarded highly across many religions, cultures and arts, and by being surrounded by such irrespective of where you stand, each and every visitor is reminded of the transience of life. Eerie stuff, eh?!
On exhibition from now until April 18 2018, discover more online at: NGV.vic.gov.au
Skulls and More SkullsPerhaps slightly daunting, but is this artwork not just so fantastic? A combination of 'Bigger is better' and 'less is more', wonderful stuff! Worth a visit.
(Photography Credit : Sean Fennessy)