November 24, 2010

[UPon a CHAnce] - Sumptuary @ ACP

Last week on the show, we interviewed Alexia Sinclair on an upcoming show at the Australian Centre for Photography (ACP)

                                             Alexia Sinclair - Louis XIV - The Sun King, 2010

Sumptuary is a group show featuring works by photomedia artists Garth Knight, Deborah Paauwe, Farrell & Parkin, Alexia Sinclair and Robyn Stacey. These artists explore the fabrics, costumes, jewellery and tableware of conspicuous consumption and absolute power.

Throughout history, sumptuary laws were enacted in an attempt (almost always unsuccessful) to constrain the acquisition and display of luxury goods. This was at times motivated by a sense of modesty, at times by a desire to maintain hierarchy and at times as a way to curb imports that threatened the domestic market.

Exhibition dates:
Friday 26 November - Thursday 23 December 2010
Saturday 8 January - Saturday 29 January 2011

257 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021
T 02 9332 1455
Tue-Fri 12pm - 7pm Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm

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