FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE FIELD SYDNEY




Catalogue

Catalogue essay: Lisa Sharp


FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE FIELD SYDNEY
Mainroom 29th August - 8th September 2018 
Opening 6 - 8 pm Wednesday 29th August
Thursday-Saturday, 1-6pm

The Field, 1968. An exhibition described by its curators as biased, directional and indicative of but a moment in time. Yet ever since it has had a profound effect on non-objective abstract practice - variously seen as a seminal, breakout and mythologised - it has been restaged and referenced many times; making it, paradoxically, a long and enduring 50-year moment of influence. For Fifty Years after The Field, Factory 49 has invited a number of Melbourne artists, and some Sydney artists, to consider the value and place of The Field in their contemporary non-objective practice. If, as one of its artists claimed, The Field was the only exhibition that ever opened a gallery and closed an art movement, what now?
Artists: Lila Afiouni, Adrian Corke, Tracey Coutts, Robin Kingston, Susie Leahy-Raleigh, Sara Lindsay, Suzanne Moss, Lindy Patterson, Jessica Pearless, Stephen Wickham, Elefteria Vlavianos

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