Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything
We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but come December a certain beloved art institution is celebrating a decade of making Brisbane beautiful. As part of GOMA’s tenth birthday celebrations, the iconic gallery is putting on a serious spread of amazing free exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. One such sensory delight is Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – opening on December 3, this is one visual and interactive delight that will give you a serious rush (no candy required).
Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything is an all-in visual feast that features everything from brand-new immersive works to large scale favourites that lucky people may have seen before. Beneath the surface, the exhibition explores the often complex connections between mankind and the natural world we inhabit. Five distinctive chapters – sweetmelt, blackwater, treasure, cosmos and soaring – all play a part in the story. This journey through the various spaces of GOMA is dramatic and thrilling, with many exhibits inviting you to break free of purely spectating and to participate in the madness.
Two of the new works that have garnered a lot of hype are Nervescape, a brightly coloured landscape of synthetic hair by Icelandic-born artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (also known as Shoplifter), and the spectacular Heard by American sculptor and performance artist Nick Cave – think vibrant sculptural horses brought to life by dancers. Carsten Höller‘s beloved Left/Right Slide returns to shoot visitors from the top to the bottom of GOMA, which is always a hit. Other wonders include Ron Mueck‘s oversized In bed, Olafur Eliasson‘s interactive installation of seemingly endless white Lego pieces The cubic structural evolution project and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot‘s musical installation of live finches from here to ear (v.13).
Sugar Spin is free to view – how sweet! This exhibition will be running from December 3, 2016 through until April 17, 2017.
Image one: Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir aka Shoplifter / Nervescape V 2016 / Installation view, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane / Commissioned for Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything / Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA
Image two: Nick Cave / HEARD•DETROIT 2015 / Photograph: James Prinz Photography / Image courtesy: The artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York / © The artist
Image three: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot / from here to ear (v.13) (detail) 2010 / Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA
Image four: Carsten Höller / Left/Right Slide 2010 / Commissioned 2010 with a special allocation from the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery / Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA / © The artist