Nothing Like Performance featuring Yiorgos Zafirou

Nothing Like Performance Matthew Bradley, Lauren Brincat, Brown Council, Paul Donald, Will French, Yiorgos Zafiriou

25 November – 22 December 2011

ArtSpace, 43 – 51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
The practice of Yiorgos Zafiriou is driven by performance, but here he occupies the space of the gallery very differently, through marble monochrome paintings that themselves perform as stand-ins, placeholders almost, for original Gothic and Renaissance works in the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. The artist’s use of marble, which is subversively presented as painting, serves as a key reference to Zafiriou’s Greek heritage, weaving together the complexities of Eurocentric ideas of Hellenism and the contemporary mechanics of the Greek diaspora in Australia.

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About Madame Moselle

Freelance provocateur. Enthusiastic optimist. Dancing bear. Believer. Facilitator of perversion. Disseminator. Libertine. Moth and flame. Rouser of rabble. Stirrer of pots. Bowerbird. Public spectacle.
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