27th September – 19th October, 2018
Sophie Cassar, Brighid Fitzgerald, Annabelle Kingston, Alice McIntosh, Rowan Oliver, Bobuq Sayed, Panda Wong, and Lorilee Yang
curated by Lorilee Yang
Itchy is an exhibition that posits allergies, intolerances and rashes as social aggravation and anarchic bodily resistance. The physical manifestations of sensitivities and emotional retaliation that arise within the artist’s ‘deviant’ bodies mirror the internal irritations and discomfort that arise as a response to the patriarchal, white supremacist, capitalist, heteronormative systems that they exist within.
Our roles as either allergic or allergen shift depending on our environments. What are the preventative measures and barriers that can be put into place so that you do not experience such elements and extremes of aggravation? How can discomfort lend itself to broader understanding, awareness and empathy?
This exhibition is proudly supported by the City of Yarra, through the Small Project Grants Program.