1 September 2012 – 26 January 2013
Re-visiting & re-imagining favourites from the collection
DOUBLE TAKE is inspired by themes of fakery and verisimilitude, mixing the most popular works from earlier shows with breathtaking new pieces. A double take is a second glance, a delayed response to something that initially seems within easy comprehension. The works start with simple, singular premises that turn an assumed convention on its head. The show partly consists of
a re-hang of previously exhibited works, taking the DOUBLE TAKE theme to another level. Despite the limited opening up, China remains repressive, and a gulf of inequality between the new generation of capitalists and the masses of poor is widening. As such, the themes of brutality and quiet violence hidden within many of the DOUBLE TAKE’s works provide a counter-melody to
their surface beauty.
DOUBLE TAKE is drawn completely from Judith Neilson’s renowned White Rabbit Collection.
CURATOR: Paris Neilson
Please click on the artists’ names below to discover more information about each artist and their work.
1/2 Level, Unit 8, Building 5, Hua Jiadi North Village, 2010,
cotton cloth, sponge, 260 x 166 x 184 cm
fabric, metal, sponge, thread
Goddamn Life, 2008,
motorcycle frame & parts, bicycle parts, video (colour, sound), motorcycle
132 x 233 x 93 cm, video 1’41”
Memories of Elementary School, 2010, ceramic stoneware, clay, 60 x 44 x 66 cm, 36 x 39 x 62 cm
Piece of Life 18, 2008,
oil on canvas, 200 x 170 cm
Salt Series—Little Clocks, 2007,
canvas shoes, hawthorn candy, food preservative, Tiger Balm tin, bankbook, cigarette packet, powder compact, photograph, envelope, shirt, watch hands, dimensions variable