Jane Messenger: Patricia Piccinini

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June 2011, no. 332

Jane Messenger: Patricia Piccinini

Reviewed by
June 2011, no. 332

Cautionary tales

Wendy Walker

 

Patricia Piccinini: Once Upon a Time ...
by Jane Messenger
Art Gallery of South Australia, $75 hb, 148 pp, 9781921668050

 

Encompassing installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and the moving image, Patricia Piccinini’s fifteen-year survey exhibition of sixty-five works at the Art Gallery of South Australia coincides with the period of her exploration of issues surrounding genetic modification/manipulation in the biotech era. Piccinini’s investigations are, as the exhibition’s title suggests, cautionary tales.

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