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Scotty So: +50

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Scotty So: +50

1 Mar 2024 – 5 May 2024

+50 explores the perspectives and aspirations of young people from diverse backgrounds in Benalla and Melbourne. Artist Scotty So invites participants to share their thoughts on how they and the world will change in the next 50 years.

This exhibition offers a platform for young voices to be heard, encouraging reflection on the changing world and our place in it, as well as on ageing and the impact of time on our lives. With the help of AI processing, each of the young participants is presented in large-scale portraits imagining them in their old age.

Through So’s use of AI technologies, we consider how we utilise these currently, and to what degree can we depend on their accuracy in the future?

About the artist
Born 1995, Hong Kong
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site responsive installation, videos, and drag performance.

Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity within lived experience.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, So graduated with BFA Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, 2019. So’s work has been shown and acquired in Hong Kong, China, and Australia including the National Gallery of Victoria and Bendigo Art Gallery.

Scotty So is represented by MARS Gallery in Australia.

Image:
Scotty SO
Daniel 2023

Gallery Details

Benalla Art Gallery
Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street
Benalla VIC 3672
T: (03) 5760 2619
W: benallaartgallery.com.au/
E: 
gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


Opening Hours
Open 10am - 5pm
Closed Tuesdays

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Gallery Info

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.