Confounding
Contemporary Photography
Loretta LUX <br /> The drummer 2004
Loretta LUX
The drummer (detail) 2004
cibachrome photograph
45.0 x 37.7 cm (image) 56.0 x 49.0 cm (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, NGV Foundation, 2006
2006.341
© Loretta Lux/VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Photography has the uncanny ability to make the strange, uncomfortable and awkward seem plausible, to suggest a confounding alternative reality. The photographers in this exhibition use found objects in macabre still lives, propose perplexing narratives using models and dolls, employ a variety of techniques to create disturbing portraits and construct a fantastic reality based on art, science and imagination.

Drawn from the NGV Collection, the exhibition includes photographs by Roger Ballen, Pat Brassington, Thomas Demand, Eliza Hutchison, Rosemary Laing, Loretta Lux, Patricia Piccinini, Peter Peryer, Wang Qingsong and Ronnie van Hout.


05 Oct 201203 Mar 2013 NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road