3 June – 30 October 2016
The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten. Contemporary audiences found the way that Arbus approached the genre of portraiture confronting and her work continues to polarise opinion. The images raise difficult, uncomfortable questions concerning the intent of the photographer.
22 April – 10 July 2016
Installation from the 2015 Venice Biennale by Australian artist Fiona Hal, brings together hundreds of disparate elements which find alignments and create tensions around three intersecting concerns: global politics, world finances and the environment.
Fiona Hall Wrong Way Time 2012–15 (detail), enamel on cuckoo clock. Photo: Clayton Glen
Drawn from Africa
William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, but in a particularly subtle way.
William Kentridge Nose 18 2009 (detail) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Poynton Bequest, 2010