McKAY, Peter et al
Patricia Piccinini: Curious affection
Brisbane : Queensland Art Gallery, 2018. Quarto, illistrated boards, pp. 202, illustrated.
Patricia Piccinini’s imaginative and startlingly life-like artworks surprise and enchant with their fantastic rendering of the near future — a world in which DNA editing is commonplace, machinery is sentient, and life both old and new is flourishing.
This publication accompanying the exhibition of the same name explores the artist’s exciting new commissions, as well as significant works produced over the last 20 years. New scholarship by Dr Elizabeth Finkel (Cosmos Magazine) and Professor Rosi Braidotti, a pioneer in European women’s studies, together with a curatorial overview by Peter McKay, explores the artist’s groundbreaking artworks and ideas. The publication also features ‘Familiar’, a short story by award-winning author China Miéville, about an unearthly creature — conjured by a witch’s magic — as it tries to survive in a hostile city.
Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection allows readers to view the extraordinarily creative output of one of Australia’s most successful contemporary artists in an informative, thought-provoking and beautifully designed volume, filled with stunning installation photography of her major exhibition at GOMA.