12th August – 6th November 2016
National Gallery of Australia
Accumulating under the banner of the Self Portrait Project, Parr’s vast body of work uses art and language to crack surfaces and explode character. Delving into memory and the unconscious, his art plays out in a richly associative field in which material gestures are psychologically charged. Resisting a conventional chronology, Mike Parr: Foreign Looking reveals the dense and delicate connections evident in Parr’s continually experimental practice.
This is the first exhibition to bring together Parr’s work in all media from 1970 to the present. A series of projection rooms and theatrette focus on Parr’s performance artist and filmmaking practice, while a dedicated reading room and performance space hosts talks, workshops and new performance commissions until 6 November, 2016.