Andrea Büttner, solo exhibition 2016, installation view at David Kordansky Gallery (Photo: Brian Forrest)

All the difficult questions of intimacy, awkwardness, modesty and desire are explored in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s (ACCA) winter season exhibition, On Vulnerability and Doubt, on from 29 June to 1 September 2019.

On Vulnerability and Doubt brings together works by Australian and international artists all variously engaging with questions of vulnerability and doubt, modesty and desire, awkwardness and love, and the fragility and humility of the human condition.

The role of the Doubting Thomas, and the privileging of feeling over the visual, as well as the role of humour, ‘the minor’ and ‘otherwise’ in relation to figures of authority are other subjects explored in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture and video.

"On Vulnerability and Doubt also explores some of the complexities that come with artists putting themselves and their work on display, and the bringing down of one’s guard’, said ACCA Artistic Director Max Delany.

Cherine Fahd, 'meeting new people' from the series Fear of 2011/2019

Curated by Max Delany, On Vulnerability and Doubt includes works by Australian and international artists including Andrea Büttner, Cherine Fahd, Brent Harris, Tala Madani, Linda Marrinon, Archie Moore, Charlie Sofo and Ambera Wellmann. Ambera Wellmann will visit Melbourne to attend the opening and host public programs on a residency, in association with the Centre of Visual Arts, University of Melbourne.

ACCA’s winter season is based on a different conceptual or discursive focus each year, developed by ACCA’s curatorial team, or guest curators, to explore new developments and recent tendencies in contemporary art and curatorial practice from all corners of the globe.

See On Vulnerability and Doubt at ACCA before it ends this September!


Dates: 9 June – 1 September 2019

Location: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art - 111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006

Times: Tuesday – Friday; 10am–5pm, Weekends; 11am–5pm

Cost: Free

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