TOPIAS I

Strange Neighbour Gallery
29 April - 21 May 2016

topias = utopia + dystopia + heterotopia

TOPIAS I is the first of a series of exhibitions that examine contemporary Heterotopias, held at Strange Neighbour Gallery in Melbourne, 2016.

The exhibition documented human-made spaces designed to promote privacy, sterility, surveillance and production, including a hospital, a morgue, an oil refinery, a coalmine, a power station and a prison.

By focusing on society’s most sterile spaces that harness functionality, I wanted to highlight the most basic requirements for human life: such as our need for food; cleanliness; the simulation of nature and above all; beauty.

Exhibition essay:

And above all, beauty - by Guillaume Savy

TOPIAS I was proudly supported by Creative Victoria through the VCA and MCM Mentorships program, the Yarra City Council, and NAVA through an Australian Artists’ Grant made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.