Lara Schnitger<br/>
Courtesy of the artist<br/>

House of Heroines Lara Schnitger in Conversation with Pip Wallis

Sat 19 Dec 20, 7pm

Lara Schnitger<br/> Courtesy of the artist<br/>
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Lara Schnitger’s large-scale sculptural installation House of Heroines, created for the NGV Triennial, draws on the representation of women in ancient architecture, reflecting contemporary expressions of women’s voice, sexuality and agency. The work features quilted sequinned fabric panels wrapped around the walls of the gallery space, with Schnitger’s drawings and text etched into the two-tone fabric, and four columns that recall the caryatids of ancient temple architecture which use the female body as a structural form, to explore the boundaries of socially accepted femininity and the aspects of this regarded as obscene or taboo.

Celebrating the opening of NGV Triennial at NGV International, Schnitger discusses the concept and creative process behind the artwork with NGV’s Curator of Contemporary Art Pip Wallis.

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Lara Schnitger is a Dutch-American artist who studied at C.C.A., Kitakyushu, Japan; Ateliers 63, Amsterdam; Academie Vyvarni Umeni, Prague; and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. In 2019 she was commissioned to make public artworks for The Chelsea Highline and Hudson Yards, and Sydney Laneway Projects in 2018. Schnitger’s work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

Pip Wallis is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGV. Prior to joining the NGV, she was Curator in Residence at Chisenhale Gallery in London, Associate Editor at X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal in Los Angeles, and Curator at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne.

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