Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

by Suzanne on February 5th, 2010


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio while he was preparing for his exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.

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.


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio

I always found it strangely amusing that his exhibition catalogue is one of the smallest books in the National Gallery bookshop.

So if you happen to be in Australia, don't miss this touring exhibition. It's on in Melbourne and will travel on to Queensland Art Gallery and finally to Christchurch Art Gallery. More details below.


Gautier Deblonde's impression of Ron Mueck's London studio

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

Admission: $15.00

Movies: Making-of In BedUnpacking the Two Women

Special events during the exhibition

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne through April 18, 2010.

by suzanne_tumblr on February 5th, 2010

Ron Mueck at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne through April 18, 2010.