KIM GORDON: OBJECT OF PROJECTION
Curated by Lawrence English
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
While many would recognise Kim Gordon for her iconic work with Sonic Youth, she has maintained an exploratory art practice since the late 1970s and it’s these works which are subject of two exhibitions as part of ΩHM at Brisbane Powerhouse.
Object Of Projection, presents a compelling survey of her works including photographic and mixed media pieces. The exhibition also places focus on her video installations including the recently completed Picture Window and Los Angeles June 6, 2019, where Gordon utilises a guitar as a navigation device through public space in a thought-provoking commentary on performance, surveillance and urban life.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kim Gordon is an influential American artist, musician, and writer, born on April 28, 1953, in Rochester, New York. She is best known as a founding member of the iconic alternative rock band Sonic Youth. Gordon played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s distinctive sound and image. Her unique blend of punk, noise, and experimental rock contributions to Sonic Youth made her a seminal figure in the music world.
From the late 1970s onward, Kim Gordon has maintained an art practice characterized by its personal and non-linear nature, embracing experimentation. During her early career under the moniker Design Office, Gordon’s work was dedicated to dismantling and scrutinizing established artistic conventions. This period defined her dynamic techniques and audacious exploration. The first ones took the form of interventions in private homes, the artist acting equal parts psychologist and failed interior decorator.
Kim Gordon: Object Of Projection is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
“TALKING TO GORDON ABOUT HER SHOW GAVE INSIGHT INTO THE NATURE OF SUCH WORKS, ALONG WITH HER INDELIBLE TAKE ON A MOMENT IN TIME THAT FEELS LIKE A SLOW SINK INTO ORWELLIAN HELL.”
– BOMB MAGAZINE NYC.
28 FEB – 21 APR
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