Curated by James Nguyen and Grace Partridge
March 14 – 25
Wellington St Projects
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Rushdi Anwar, Zanny Begg, Justin Dingwall, and Lindy Lee.
(pictured) Offerings | 2017 | charred wood, lacquer | 40x7x120cm
Whether it be a distant pang of loss or a tremor of shame for past wrongdoings, ‘traces’ are like a scar on our collective subconscious, punctuating our personal and collective histories as markers of misfortune. To bring these traces into the light, to reanimate and recontextualise them, is to face the past with a profound depth of meaning, to attempt to heal ourselves and to feel the visceral echoes of our potential. Responding to Anthony Bond’s curatorial essay ‘TRACE – A Historical Contextualisation of the theme’, Antidote invites audiences to inhabit the traces of five artists, presenting rich visual narratives of violence and volatility, loss and misfortune and strategies for adaptation and survival.