Exhibition

Ronnie van Hout: who goes there

4 July – 18 October 2009

A twisting journey through the world of Ronnie van Hout, encompassing peepholes, failed robots, doll-sized portraits of the artist and something strange and new from Antarctica.

A twisting journey through new and recent works by Ronnie van Hout.

Christchurch-born and now based in Melbourne, Van Hout is well known for his funny and haunting variations on the self-portrait, from mannequins through to lo-tech videos.

In Who goes there his absurdist installations have grown larger, stranger and darker. Unfolding through a series of linked rooms, the journey takes in peepholes, failed robots, doll-sized portraits of the artist, something strange and new from Antarctica, and above all a series of shadowy, room-sized sculptures that evoke the wayward workings of memory.

Exhibition number 831

  • Curator: Justin Paton
  • Exhibition number: 831
  • Exhibition Supporter
    Image Lab

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