1 March – 1 August 2012
A DIZZYING JOURNEY THROUGH CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE contains more surprises than ever. Spread over the Gallery’s four floors, the works in this new display show just part of the world-renowned collection of Judith Neilson- the largest private collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world.
This exhibition will make you marvel, laugh, look, think, and look again. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE includes a dazzling installation made from discarded lamps, an ancient wall covered with runes in a strangely contemporary language, a video installation that wittily fuses 20th and 21st-century notions of modernity, and a heart-shaped network of blood vessels that is literally ice cold.
The show takes viewers on a magical journey from China via Taiwan to the West and back, through a dizzying variety of genres and styles, from traditional aesthetics to pop, and political commentary to comedy with imaginative leaps and twists that will stay with you long after you return home.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE 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.
Green Diary, 2007,
fibreglass, 108 x 108 x 24 cm
Happily Forgotten, 2007,
fibreglass, 90 x 300 x 60 cm
Garbage Truck, 2011,
mixed media, 238 x 208 x 230 cm
Transformer Box, 2011,
mixed media, 138 x 174 x 113 cm
Xu Zhen (produced by MadeIn Co), Spread B-041, 2010,
synthetic fabrics, cotton, acrylic fur, cord, thread, 320 x 508 cm
Imitating ‘Travellers Among Mountains and Streams’ by Fan Kuan of the Song Dynasty, 2011,
nails on board, 345 x 170 x 6 cm
Untitled 1, Untitled 3, Untitled 8,
Untitled 9, all 2006,
acrylic and ink on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
Untitled series, 2005, watercolour on paper, 51 x 37 cm x 8 pieces
Bill goes on Vacation, 2008,
video (colour, sound). 7 min 36 sec
video (colour, sound), 2 min
The Unconscious Voyage, 2008,
video (colour, sound), 3 min