Subject to Ruin is a contemporary art exhibition that not only responds to facets of destruction, degradation and disaster in everyday society, it is a platform for reflection, experimentation and free speech with reference to actions of awareness and a need for change. The exhibition looks to make contemporary art accessible by inviting artists and audiences to question, discuss and deconstruct artworks (both literally and metaphorically) through a comprehensive engagement with the temporality of materials and process; whether that be meticulous and calculated, or spontaneous and reactive.
Despite the novelty of wreckage and havoc, the selected artworks consist of many layers of complex meaning which may be read in various ways and are overtly, or covertly, critical of social rules and settings of our past, present and future. The notion of ‘ruin’ suggests that following a process of decay and deconstruction, not all is lost – the remains that are left over signify both despair and hope. Subject to Ruin is not a display of a dystopian view, but recognition of destruction as necessary for growth and progress.
Artists include: Abdullah M.I. Syed, Ash Keating, Beth Dillon, Ella Barclay, Eric Demetriou, Erin Coates, Kate Just, Katherine Corcoran, Khaled Sabsabi, Lisa Bowen, Mathieu Gallois, Rachel Park, Ray Harris and Will Coles.
For more information call (02) 9824 1121 or visit the Casula Powerhouse website
When: Saturday 24 May to Sunday 6 July
Where: 1 Casula Road,
Casula, NSW, 2170