The Theatre Is Lying
The Theatre is Lying, which begins at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on December 15, is all about deception – think conspiracy theories, red herrings, smoke and mirrors, espionage and spy dramas. In short, the works included in this exhibition will focus on depictions of truth and lies; perception and abstraction; and reality and illusion.
The show will highlight five new works from both Australian and international artists, all of whom share an interest in building stories and worlds using theatrical, cinematic and illusionary techniques. Among the works will be video installations, inspired installations and cinematic performances.
Artists presenting new works will include artistic partners Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Sol Calero, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Matthew Griffin and Daniel Jenatsch. ACCA artistic director Max Delany and senior curator Annika Kristensen have curated the exhibition, which runs until 24 March, 2019.
The exhibition will mark an inaugural event, as part of an all-new biennial series supported by The Macfarlane Fund – established in 2017 to honour the life of respected Melbourne man Donald Macfarlane, who was a long-time supporter of the arts.
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