‘More Sweetly Play the Dance’ by William Kentridge is shown across the walls of a room. Featuring a slow progression of shadowy figures walking to a haunting tune played by a brass brand, it includes skeletons, generals being pulled along on platforms by bent-over women, dancers in traditional African dress, people on medical drips and a religious procession.
All hint at the human and natural crises that force people to flee their homes and walk long distances: hunger, floods, poverty, war. The effect is stunning in its sights and sounds –and in its humanity. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Capetown, South Africa.
Australian Artist Patricia Piccinini’s exhibition in the Flinders Street Station’s forgotten Ballroom is the first there in decade. Piccinini works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. She is an artist who explores the frontiers of science and technology through her extradinary works. She explores "unexpected consequences", conveying concerns surrounding bio-ethics to help visualize future dystopias. She challenges our relationship to nature valorising things like trees, animals and small acts of kindness we may usually overlook. An amazing exhibition to see once Melbourne is out of lockdown. https://www.patriciapiccinini.net