This sumptuous exhibition is a once in a lifetime chance to see and experience here in Australia a mesmerising period in French history. For the first time ever, the treasures will travel from France to entice visitors into a world of power, passion and luxury through this epic exhibition. Included are more than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens, as well as personal items from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette.
The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten. Contemporary audiences found the way that Arbus approached the genre of portraiture confronting and her work continues to polarise opinion. The images raise difficult, uncomfortable questions concerning the intent of the photographer.
Mike Parr is one of Australia's most provocative and influential artists. This is the first exhibition to bring together works in all media across Parr's voraciously experimental practice from 1970 to the present. Spanning nine galleries, this installation of performance, film, sculpture and photography provokes a challenging yet mesmerising experience.
Mike Parr (artist) Paul Green (photographer) The Sickness Unto Death (detail) Sydney, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist