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Collection+: Greg Semu

BY Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation | 11-Oct-2016
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents Collection+: Greg Semu, the sixth and final iteration of SCAF’s Collection+ series. @shermanSCAF #ShermanSCAF
Venue: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Address: 16–20 Goodhope Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021 Australia
Date: 7 October 2016 - 10 December 2016
Time: Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Ticket: FREE
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Greg Semu
Battle of the Noble Savage 1, 2007
LED lightbox with remote control dimmer
126 x 186 x 9 cm
Collection: Gene & Brian Sherman, Sydney
© Musée du quai Branly, Paris and Greg Semu, 2007
Curator Mark Feary has selected works by Greg Semu from The Gene & Brian Sherman Collection, as well as a selection of pivotal works from institutional and private collections across Australia, New Zealand and France.

The assembled works span the past two decades and will be contextualised within a broader understanding of collection building as a distinct and increasingly analysed pursuit. This iteration of Collection+ will be displayed against papered walls covered with notes and sketches from Semu’s working diaries, and alongside ethnographic photographs housed in institutional collections of early Samoan-European contact.

Collection+: Greg Semu will premiere a new work, which is heavily inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger’s The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb, circa 1500's. This new work builds on the artist’s long standing use of Christian iconography and its place within contemporary Samoan identity.