Liam Benson_A Christian Country_2011_C type print
As part of Midsumma 2013, Melbourne's annual Queer Celebration, the Blue and Pink Phenomenon Exhibition examines the queer role within today's post-identity and post-gender society.
"Blue and Pink Phenomenon presents a Queer frisson in a heterogeneous world.
Curated by Jessica Bridgfoot, works featured include Deborah Pauuwe's beautiful photographic images of anonymous young girl subjects in the midst of an awakening sexuality and performative desires; Sydney-based performance and video artist Liam Benson appears in various tragic-comic fictional Australiana guises with new work and his ongoing Motherland series; Deborah Kelly presents a series of animalistic paper sculptures with the loud, queer and sometimes violent major animation work Beastliness; and Drew Pettifer's photographic outdoor billboard installation, Still Revolting, examines the ongoing relevance of the queer protester as an agent of political and social change." - The Substation
Exhibited at The Substation, Melbourne's newest contemporary community-based arts centre, the exhibition closes March 3rd, 2013.
The Substation: 1 Market St, Newport VIC
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
To see a catalogue of Liam's available works, including his 'Motherland' series, please contact the gallery.