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Homer sacer: life unlawed

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Homer sacer: life unlawed

14 Feb 2023 – 7 May 2023

Artists: Martha Atienza, Jonathon Baldock, Helen Johnson, Kait James, Nick Modrzewski and Jack Ky Tan.

Guest curators: Nick Modrzewski and Jack Ky Tan
Coordinating curator: Amelia Wallin

Homo sacer (‘Sacred Man’) is a concept from ancient Rome which proposed that a person who has been removed from society and the laws that govern it could be killed without consequence. This new exhibition, curated by artists Jack Ky Tan and Nick Modrzewski, brings together a group of sculptural, painting and video artworks to ruminate on how the law is embedded in our bodies and our material and social realities.


Image: Jack Ky Tan, Four legs good: R -v- Marla the Staffie, mixed media installation, performance as part of Compass Festival, Leeds Town Hall, UK, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Lizzie Coombes.

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La Trobe Art Institute
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Bendigo VIC 3550
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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.