A multi-disciplinary artist exploring themes of personhood, embodiment and mortality, Archie Barry’s work has appeared at The National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and The Museum of Contemporary Art amongst others.
As part of the reopening of Heide Museum of Modern Art, their recent work Archie Barry: Fistimuff will be on display in the Kerry Gardner and Andrew Myer Project Gallery until February 14 2021.
A long-form self-portrait that inhabits a space between video artwork, poetry, performance, home recording and music video, Fistimuff destabilises commonplace experiences of domesticity and the human body. The aim: to propose an altogether more open-ended, fluid, and multifaceted understanding of self.
On December 12, Heide will also present an iteration of Art Talk about Archie Barry’s work at 2pm (remember to book your ticket). Fistimuff was commissioned by Channels Festival 2019 with support from the City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.
The exhibition will run from November 28 to February 14. Tickets remain at the regular price ($20 full / $15 concession) but must be pre-booked, and will be timed to ensure limited numbers.
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