Our experience of art goes beyond aesthetics and theory, tapping into our emotional and sensory responses and reflecting what we see into how we feel. NGV curators with guests share their favourite works from the NGV Collection that they turn to for hope, that bring a sense of joy, that bring us back to the present moment and bring a calming influence on our minds.
‘I like to think that there’s a laugh and a tear in each picture’ – Destiny Deacon
NGV Curator Myles Russell-Cook explores melancholy through the art of Destiny Deacon whose work sits in the uncomfortable yet compelling space halfway between comedy and tragedy. Offering a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life, Deacon uses dark comedy to expose uncomfortable truths.
Presented as part of NAIDOC Week.
Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV
This talk will be delivered online. To receive a reminder please register your attendance.
Ten minutes before the start time you can access the event here: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs-events/art-of-emotion-melancholy/