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THREE IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT MGA

BY Monash Gallery of Art | 25-Nov-2016
Monash Gallery of Art is proud to present the work of one of Australia’s most important photographers Polixeni Papapetrou alongside Magnum photographer Martin Parr and acclaimed Dutch photographers, Hendrik Kerstens and Erwin Olaf. Entry to MGA is free. Exhibitions must close on Sunday 4 December - don't miss them! @polixenipapapetrou @martinparrstudio @stills_gallery @niagaragalleries #beyondeden #glamourstakes #dutchmastersoflight #hendrikkerstens #erwinolaf
Venue: Monash Gallery of Art
Address: 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill VICTORIA 3150
Date: 22 October - 4 December 2016
Ticket: FREE ENTRY
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EMail: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
Call: 03 8544 0500
Martin PARR
Australia, Melbourne, from the series Luxury, 2008
courtesy of the artist and Niagara Galleries (Melbourne)

Polixeni PAPAPETROU
Flora, from the series Eden, 2016
courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery (Sydney)

Hendrik KERSTENS
Bag, 2007
courtesy of the artist
Beyond Eden: Polixeni Papapetrou features work from three series, Lost Psyche (2014), It’s all about me (2016) and Eden (2016) and explores the challenging spaces of childhood identity and representation. In this beautiful and haunting exhibition Papapetrou traverses the transitional stages of life in early adulthood.

Glamour stakes: Martin Parr presents images of horse racing events from Parr’s Luxury series. While creating this series, Parr photographed what he describes as ‘situations where people are comfortable showing off their wealth’. The images document leisure and consumption and highlight the unintentional, awkward and often ugly sides of beauty, fashion and wealth.

Dutch masters of light: Hendrik Kerstens and Erwin Olaf features work by two internationally acclaimed Dutch photographers. Inspired by the moody manipulation of light and shadow that characterises the paintings of Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, these photographers create emotionally charged portraits that draw attention to the liminal nature of contemporary life.