Group exhibition: Make Believe it's Nothing - Art Collector

Make Believe it’s Nothing, curated by Brie Trenerry and Kieran Boland. Courtesy: Mars Gallery, Melbourne

What is the perception of video art? Is it still an art form largely faithful to the early video artist’s embrace of new technology; a rejection of the financial and technical constraints of film? Video cameras capable of producing the image quality of 35mm film cameras along with sophisticated post-production environments are now widespread. Are content and technical problems now inextricably intertwined or are aesthetic concerns now posed purely by technological developments?

Make Believe it’s Nothing is a compilation of moving image works in which the artists display a responsiveness within their practice to elements of the cinematic sensibility. Each artist has been selected because they have appropriated filmic strategies and in doing so, blur boundaries between the moving image and the wider context of art practice which includes drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.

Make Believe it's Nothing is curated by Brie Trenerry and Kieran Bolland. It will showcase works by Damiano Bertoli, Kieran Boland, Stephen Garrett, Siri Hayes, Rob Hely, Lou Hubbard, Brendan Lee, Donna McRae, Sanja Pahoki, Simon Pericich, Mia Salsjo, Kimba Thomson, Patrick Topitschnig, Brie Trenerry, Shaun Wilson and Michael Vale.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Wednesday 12 February 2014
Exhibition closes: 9 March 2014
Location: Mars Gallery, 418 Bay Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Contact: 03 9681 8425

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