AGNIESZKA POLSKA THE NEW SUN

Date: 
21 March 21 June 2020
Location: 
Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery
Curator/s: 
Brooke Babington
Admission: 
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Agnieszka Polska's recent digital media works have broadly investigated society’s shared experiences of environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. In an era characterised by fluid concepts of truth, Polska uses fictional narrative devices such as artifice and myth to manipulate objective experiences of space and time.

The New Sun is part of the artist’s winning installation for the National Gallery Prize at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 2017. The work will premiere in Australia at Heide Museum of Modern Art for PHOTO 2020. The work features a projection of the sun personified as an animated character who addresses the audience directly with scientific theory, poetry, hackneyed jokes and crooning love songs.

Agnieszka Polska, The New Sun [still] 2017, HD animation, 7 min. 16 sec