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Dissenting Voices


Mon 26 Dec 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Wed 28 Dec 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 29 Dec 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 30 Dec 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 31 Dec 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Dissenting Voices is an exhibition concerned with how artists respond to political events and social issues and how they challenge cultural values.

Selected from historical, Indigenous and contemporary artworks in the State Art Collection, the works in the show explore themes of socio-political engagement, personal and national identity politics and resistance to acts of authoritarian control and aggression.

Many of the works, including installation, photography, sculpture, video and painting, are being shown for the first time together, along side a few new acquisitions, such as those by Raquel Ormella and Marco Fusinato.

These artists’ works will offer insights to viewers about the nature of political art, its varied purpose and potential meaning, from dissent and disturbance to contestation and condemnation.

Image credit - Marco Fusinato
The Infinitive 2 2015 (detail)
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium
six panels: 250 x 750 cm overall
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2016
© Marco Fusinato. Courtesy of the artist and Anna
Schwartz Gallery