Video About Sculpture

Jan 15 — Feb 19, 2005



This solo exhibition of Vishal Jugdeo featured a new projected video work that casted an image of the artist’s body as both self, and performed or constructed identity.

Jugdeo’s previous sculptural installations make reference to concepts of theatre and the stage; for instance, how the tableau works to articulate narrative and meaning, and how meaning is built through the arrangement of things in the viewer’s field of vision. The formal issues of colour, pictorialism, and composition have often been used to propose a relationship between painting and the set: two spaces that may be seen as interlinked by their similar dependence on an active or believing viewer. 

Video About Sculpture marked an expansion on Jugdeo’s previous artistic projects, further articulating themes that have appeared throughout his work: the psychological relationship of subjects to architectural space (particularly the domestic), the uncanny ambiguity between real and the imagined situations, and the conventions of film and notions of the mise-en-scène. 

An exhibition opening took place on Jan 14, 2005.

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