Exhibition: Roger Ballen, MONA Hobart
Library Gallery, MONA. Hobart until 28 JULY 2014
Roger Ballen is what you’d call a ‘wound opener’. Working with black and white film, Ballen’s photography sheds light on the darker side of the human self – a scab that most of us would perhaps rather leave untouched. He describes his work as fundamentally psychological and existential; for him, making art is an exercise in defining himself. His photography also incorporates drawings, sculptures, and a photographic drawing technique developed by Ballen himself.
Ballen is at MONA to exhibit work from hisAsylum and Apparitions series.
Curated by Olivier Varenne and Nicole Durling.