• Exhibitions

Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Until 30 Jun 2019

Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something is the Melbourne-based contemporary artist’s first large-scale solo exhibition in a public institution. Bringing together works spanning the entire twenty years of his career, this exhibition is a timely and unique opportunity to review Sylvester’s practice and reveals his continued discussions on desirability, authenticity and mortality, all presented in a high-gloss finish.

Sylvester is a truly multidisciplinary artist who works in staged photography, sculpture, video, installation, performance and music. Everything he creates is the result of a detailed process of planning and research, with handmade sets and props photographed in studio to resemble high street fashion campaigns and sculptural fabrications that twist subjects ranging from fast food design to an astronaut space suit to the moon itself.

Sylvester’s practice is controlled, autodidactic and constantly evolving. It represents a detailed knowledge of and interest in pop culture, pop music, advertising, cinema, fashion, our relationships with each other and perhaps most significantly, our place in the universe.

Content: National Gallery of Victoria
Facilities:
  • Café
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Shop
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
Entry cost:

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

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