Some Mysterious Process
The Art Gallery of NSW’s impressive international contemporary art collection has been acquired over the past 50 years. This show, Some mysterious process, will explore what and how the gallery collects by highlighting the international contemporary art it’s amassed since 1970.
The name of the exhibition quotes American artist Philip Guston’s thoughts on the act of making art: “There’s some mysterious process at work here which I don’t even want to understand”. Guston’s painting, East tenth, features in the exhibition, which delves into how a public art museum can collect the products of such mysterious human activity.
AGNSW director Michael Brand has put on his curatorial hat for the exhibition, for which the works of English artist David Hockney, contemporary New York artist Dina Schutz and Japanese artist Takao Iijima (better known as Ay-O) will be on display.