Filmic imaginaries: Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt

Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt use popular culture, particularly that of cinematic film, to move their work into the realm of the creative imaginary.

When | Āhea

31 Aug 2016 – 26 Feb 2017

Where | Ki hea

Level 5

Cost | Te utu

Free exhibition


All ages

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Filmic imaginaries brings together the work of contemporary artists Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt. The exhibition focuses on their engagement with popular culture, principally their work derived from cinema.

Fraser’s raw and ‘readymade’ collages are subversive interpretations of mainstream movies, critiquing class, gender, race, and consumerism. Their low-tech production contrasts with the refined visual poetry of Moffatt’s photographs and the personality-driven interviews in her television pilot Art Calls.

Central to this exhibition is both artists’ use of popular culture to universalise their practice and move their work into the realm of the contemporary imaginary.

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