Major Victorian survey for Callum Morton - Art Collector

Callum Morton, Screen #17: Reverse Amnesia, 2007. Synthetic polymer paint, 110 x 95 45.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gimpel Fils, London

21 June 2011 | Victoria’s Heide Museum of Modern Art will stage a survey of Callum Morton’s work in July. It will be the first exhibition to survey his work in his home city

Part site-specific project, part survey show, the exhibition draws on almost 20 years of Morton’s work and also presents new projects including
Monument #25: Vortex, a glass-fronted shop constructed by the artist onsite. The shop appears to have been ripped out of the city and a carved stony tunnel, five metres deep, provides glimpses of the gardens outside, functioning almost like wormhole into the future

Other new works take their inspiration from Heide II, the iconic modernist building commissioned by John and Sunday Reed in the 1960s. In these works Morton uses the idea of the building being “a tragic and haunted place, or a repository for a series of ghost stories,” as he puts it.

The exhibition will also feature a selection of drawings from 1989 to the present day, some of which have never been exhibited before.


Callum Morton: In Memoriam will run from 16 July to 16 October 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan


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