In The Trophy Room
Fremantle Arts Centre
May 31 - July 7
Curated by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Andrew Purvis.
Tropaeum, the Latin word for a monument erected to commemorate victory, has, over time, morphed into our modern word ‘trophy’. This exhibition engages with the idea of the trophy as a domestic monument. Through a series of new sculptural works, the artists in this exhibition tackle the celebration of victory and the flamboyant declaration of supremacy implied by the trophy, undercutting this sense of grandiosity with flashes of sly wit and kitsch materiality.
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Casey Ayres, Paul Caporn, Stuart Elliot, Wanda Gillespie, Therese Howard, Bruce Slatter , Josh Webb