For the exhibition 'New Histories', Seecum Cheung, Maike Hemmers (DAI, 2017), Pilar Mata Dupont (DAI, 2016), Isabelle Sully (DAI, 2017), and Flora Woudstra (DAI, 2017) have developed the multi-channel film " Attending to Agnes" ~ to be screened in Australia till 29 July.
In New Histories contemporary artists reimagine ten historic works from the 19th and early 20th century Australian and European collection of Bendigo Art Gallery. Informed by technological, social, environmental, political and historical events that have occurred since the original work’s creation, artists in the exhibition revisit interpretations of Australian and European histories through the lens of contemporary culture.
Working across mediums of performance, sound, film, painting and textiles, historic and contemporary artworks will be reframed in a series of installations throughout the contemporary and heritage courts of the Gallery. New Histories challenges the nature of art as historic record and the role of the artist and the museum as documenter, and commentator of the world.