Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simon Zoric

Simon Zoric is a recent Fine Arts graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). His first solo show, I Know You Despise Me For Not Being Stronger, took place in 2009 at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne. Simon has been part of numerous group exhibitions including We Don't Need Another Hero (2010, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne), Texticles (2009, TCB, Melbourne) and Tender Buttons (2009, Kings ARI, Melbourne).

Bad(ges), 2010, porcelain, badge pin

Simon Zoric has placed ten porcelain badges inside the gumball capsules. Mimicking the fortune cookie, each one contains a different message or statement from the artist. Using awkward humour and a personal semi confessional tone, the badges act as a direct message from the artist to the recipient. The functionality of the badge places the recipient in the potentially awkward position of having to choose whether or not to take part in the work by wearing the badge.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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