Posted in Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Sculpture by Suzanne on February 5th, 2010 | BBC Wikipedia
Ron Mueck really doesn't like small things. Maybe he's hyperopic or maybe he was born a giant's baby and then shrunken down to human size in order not to terrify his kindergarten teacher.
At any rate, while there is plenty of art out there that can be more or less satisfyingly reproduced digitally, there are beyond doubt art genres that will forever resist the Benjaminesque "Reproduzierbarkeit", because, quite apparently, if you work in as gigantonormous a scale as Ron Mueck, your work will have to be physically experienced to be understood and appreciated.
I always found it strangely amusing that his exhibition catalogue is one of the smallest books in the National Gallery bookshop.
On show: January 22 - April 18, 2010
Address: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia, tel: +61 3 8620 2222
Gallery hours: Wed - Mon: 10 AM - 5 PM
Special events during the exhibition
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