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06/09/2019

MICHAEL LINDEMAN, EX DE MEDICI & ALEX SETON
Love
Tweed Regional Gallery
6 September - 17 November 2019

Michael Lindeman, eX de Medici and Alex Seton are featured in Love at Tweed Regional Gallery in northern NSW. Opening today and on show until 17 November, the Love exhibition is an exploration of love in its multiple forms featuring works by a range of contemporary artists.
 
Where would we be without love? It’s no wonder they say that love makes the world go round! Artists, writers and musicians have referenced love in their work for centuries. Just think about all the images, words and lyrics about love we all know and have responded to.

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15/08/2019

Sullivan+Strumpf presents Brisbane Brief
a pop-up exhibition in Brisbane

14–25 August 
Festival House, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley


Sullivan+Strumpf invites you to Brisbane Brief – a new pop-up exhibition at Festival House, Fortitude Valley. 

Showing over 10 days, Brisbane Brief presents a selection of new and recent works by celebrated Brisbane artists Tony Albert, Karen Blackand Lindy Lee, as well as some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, including Gregory Hodge, Alex Seton, Joanna Lamb, eX de Medici, Hiromi Tango, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Glenn Barkley, Sam Leach and Dane Lovett. As well as international artists Gonkar Gyatso and Eko Nugroho.

Opening Hours
10am–5pm / Tuesday – Saturday
12pm–4pm / Sunday

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07/12/2018

EX DE MEDICI
The Ideal Home
Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest

Until 24 March 2019.

eX de Medici is included in The Ideal Home, which presents a history of the 20th Century Australian home told throughout household objects, furniture and design classics from the MAAS Collection.

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08/09/2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
Carriageworks
13 - 16 September 2018
Booth E18 + IC09 for Glenn Barkley

Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary 2018 (Booth E18) with a presentation of new and recent works by Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Barbara Cleveland, Sam Leach, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Dawn Ng, Baden Pailthorpe, Alex Seton, Grant Stevens and Angela Tiatia.

A highlight of the presentation is Sydney Ball's Chromix Lumina 14, a large-scale work from the artist's Infinex series, his final and never-before-seen body of work. Realised in automotive enamel on aluminium, a method of manufacturing the artist devised out of physical necessity at the age of 81, Chromix Lumina 14 represents the pinnacle of Ball's lifeling research into the relationship between form, colour and light.

In addition, no fewer than six S+S artists have been invited to participate in the curated sections of the fair. Angela Tiatia is included in Video Contemporary, curated by Kelly Gellatly; Karen Black has collaborated with Handpicked Wines to create an immersive-art-experience-cum-bar; Glenn Barkley will create a cabinet of curiosities filled with new vessel forms and collages; while Lindy Lee, Alex Seton and Tim Silver will present solo presentations for Installation Contemporary, curated by Nina Miall.

Panel Discussion:
The Waves: Gender, Representation, and the Market Saturday, 15 September 2018, 10am at S+S Sydney, 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland. Featuring Barbara Cleveland (artist collective), Christine Dean (artist), Angela Tiatia (artist), Julie Ewington (curator, writer & broadcaster) and Ursula Sullivan (co-director of S+S, Sydney & Singapore) on the panel, moderated by Kate Britton (curator).

Artist Talks:
Saturday, 15 September 2018, 12.30pm at the fair, starting at Booth IC09 and following a series of other talks at Booth E18.

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01/09/2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
Carriageworks
13 - 16 September 2018
Booth E18

Sullivan+Strumpf are delighted to participate in Sydney Contemporary 2018 with a presentation including Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, Glenn Barkley, Sam Leach, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Dawn Ng, and Alex Seton. In addition, Barbara Cleveland, Baden Pailthorpe, Grant Stevens and Angela Tiatia are included in Video Contemporary, while Glenn Barkley, Lindy Lee, Alex Seton and Time Silver will present solo presentations for Installation Contemporary. We look forward to welcoming you to booth E18.

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22/08/2018

Two houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts

Until 10 October 2018

FX Harsono and eX de Medici are included in Two houses, a presentation of two significant private collections at the ICA Singapore.

John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang have assembled significant collections of contemporary art over 20 and 30 years respectively. The catalyst for Two houses was the companionable relationship between the younger Dr Chia and his friend and mentor, Mr Yeap. Both belong to a new group of art collectors in Southeast Asia whose partnerships have enlarged the reach of contemporary artists’ practices beyond the independent studio and gallery and helped foster alternative art-historical narratives.

Two houses explores themes of civic life—social justice, labour politics, human rights and nationhood—through 40 works or groups of works made by 35 artists between 1986 and 2018.

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OPENING TOMORROW

17/08/2018

THE WAVES: a group exhibition upping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening reception on Saturday, 18 August, 3 - 5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland and Thea Perkins at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. In making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, social and labour-based action; reclamation and celebration of diverse bodies and identities; intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together selected works from Sullivan+Strumpf's roster of artists with guest artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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17/08/2018

SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
Carriageworks
13 - 16 September 2018

Sullivan+Strumpf will present new work by Tony Albert, Sydney Ball, Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Sam Leach, eX de Medici, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Dawn Ng and Alex Seton, at Booth E18.

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UP NEXT

08/08/2018

THE WAVES
A group exhibition lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity
Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
18 August - 15 September 2018

Opening on Saturday, 18 August, 3-5pm
Curator talk in conversation with Diana Baker Smith from Barbara Cleveland at 4pm

Including artists: Karen Black, Ohni Blu, Polly Borland, Barbara Cleveland, Christine Dean, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Dawn Ng, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes, Hiromi Tango, Angela Tiatia and Jemima Wyman

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf's novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by women and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening.

The Waves brings a diverse group of artists into a conversation about feminism, bodies, access to and occupation of space, collective action and gestures of intersectionality. in making their work, each of these artists chip away at the walls and barriers that are thrown up by patriarchal systems, biological determinism, trans-exclusionary feminism, colonialism - the list goes on.

The feminist project has been characterised by waves, a lapping at the shores of heteronormative sanctity. The works presented from these artists engage with different aspects of this project: political, intersectionality; and an emergent collective anger - #metoo.

In bringing together work from Sullivan+Strumpf artists with invited artists, The Waves establishes new lines of sight between the work of diverse women and non-binary people.

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15/07/2018

THE WAVES
Group Show Curated by Kate Britton
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
15 August - 18 September 2018

Including S+S artists Karen Black, Polly Borland, Joanna Lamb, Lindy Lee, eX de Medici, Sanné Mestrom, Judy Millar, Hiromi Tango, Dawn Ng, Angela Tiatia, Jemima Wyman, Barbara Cleveland with invited artists Ohni Blu, Christine Dean, Thea Perkins, Katy B. Plummer, Justine Youssef & Leila El Rayes.

The Waves borrows its title from Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, in which many voices unite in a single narrative. This exhibition likewise unites many voices to tell a single yet multivalent story. This story is about what happens in a white cube occupied by female, female-identifying and non-binary voices, and why we should be listening. 

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13/07/2018

EX DE MEDICI & FX HARSONO
Two Houses: Politics and histories in the contemporary art collections of John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts
21 July - 10 October 2018

Opening reception on Friday 20 July, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Exhibition tour led by Bala Starr and Melanie Pocock with John Chia and Yeap Lam Yang

eX de Medici's Ruger Blackhawk (2016) is included in Two Houses, a presentation of two significant private collections at the ICA Singapore. Committed collectors John Chia and Leap Lam Yang have assembled significant collections of contemporary art over 20 and 30 years respectively. Dr Chia and Mr Yeap share a focus on contemporary Southeast Asian art, but their acquisitions reflect their different personalities and interests.

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FINAL WEEKEND

19/06/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Until this Sunday 24 June 2018

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NOW ON

06/06/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
Until 24 June 2018

"Beneath each work is a sequence of tally marks, every black stroke indicating a 16-to-18-hour day spent on its creation. In the beginning, de Medici kept this count like a prisoner might. 'When I started, it was a torture to me. Then I grew to love it.'" - eX de Medici in conversation with Akshita Nanda in The Straits Times, 30 May 2018.

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30/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
The Straits Times
Artist eX de Medici paints brutal violence in a gentle medium
by Akshita Nanda

"A very important aspect of my work is you can't get an eye and the brain behind an eye if you assault it," she says. "Watercolour is a device. I openly explored it and exploited it to my ends, but I wanted to make beautiful things as well." - eX de Medici

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INVITATION

20/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore
25 May - 24 June 2018

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist eX de Medici. eX de Medici's richly ornamented work interrogates the politics of power and gender relations. Working in the demanding medium of watercolour, often on an unusally monumental scale, de Medici's practice engages with politico-economic systems of control and the ways in which there are constructed and distributed through violence. de Medici will present a medium-defying seven-meter-long watercolour from the 2017 series Spies Like Us featuring CCTV encrusted telephone towers, and new "Smithereens" paintings, a series from which the exhibition takes its title. This exhibition extends de Medici's exploration of corporate morality, mass surveillance, data collection and the consequences that accompany the abuse of authority. Art, says de Medici, has no ability to make a difference, but we must raise the alarm. If we don't we are complicit.

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COMING UP

15/05/2018

EX DE MEDICI
Smithereens
25 May - 24 June 2018
Sullivan+Strumpf | Singapore

Opening on Friday, 25 May 2018, 7-9pm

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist, eX de Medici.

The watercolours in Smithereens draw on key themes in de Medici's work, exemplified by the panoramic tableaus. Alive to the dangers of governmental control in an increasingly digitised world, she realises our worst nightmares in Spies Like Us (2016), replete with a nest of mobile phone towers, and a cluster of ominously dispassionate surveillance cameras. I killed her with my club (2017) finds her in familiar territory, with the language of flower painting hard up against emblems of power and death. Amongst a field of floral motifs lie deadly rounds of 'expanded ammunition'. Devised to unfurl on impact, the bullets rip through flesh, the spent cartridges bearing an uncanny resemblance to flowers.

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GO SEE

23/10/2017

Romancing the Skull
including ex de Medici and Sam Jinks
Art Gallery of Ballarat | Until 28 January 2018

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COMING UP

17/08/2017

SULLIVAN+STRUMPF MELBOURNE POP-UP
44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
24 - 26 August | Opening Hours 12-5pm
Opens 24 August, 6pm

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eX de Medici Rothschildren Arrows 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 123cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/07/2016

eX de Medici
Finalist
2016 Rockhampton Gold Award
23 July — 4 September
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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CLOSING SOON

15/01/2016

eX de Medici
Sour Crude
Murray Art Museum, Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury
Closing Sunday 24 January 

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eX de Medici Big Fantasy M16 2015 watercolour on paper 114 x 214cm website

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22/12/2015

eX DE MEDICI
The National Gallery of Australia
Shotgun Wedding Dress 
Now on view

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COMING UP

15/12/2015

eX DE MEDICI
Sour Crude
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury
17 December 2015 - 24 January 2016

Sour Crude is eX de Medici's first solo show in three years.

It combines swirling, psychedelic colours and delicate brushstrokes - the legacy of the artist's acclaimed tattooing practice - to expose modern-day forces such as corruption, consumerism and corporate greed.

Oil, the slippery substance that fuels the cars we buy and the wars we fight,plays an unseen role in our lives. For eX de Medici, the Canberra-based artist who's spent the past three decades making impossibly intricate paintings that explore the power structures that hold us captive, it's also a metaphor for her newest body of work.

First shown at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney Sour Crude forms part of MAMA's commercial gallery partnership that brings the most recent movements in contemporary art to Albury.

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REVIEW

10/07/2015

EX DE MEDICI
SOUR CRUDE
Sullivan+Strumpf
27 June - 18 July

REVIEWS:

Nicholas Forrest
BLOUIN ARTINFO
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Neha Kale
BROADSHEET
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26/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Art Guide Australia
23 June 2015

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ATTEND

20/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
SOUR CRUDE
20 June - 18 July

OPENING SATURDAY 27 JUNE
Sullivan+Strumpf
3-5pm 


eX de Medici The Law Glock 2013 2014 watercolour and white gouche on paper 114 x 144.5cm

CONGRATULATIONS

16/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI

We are pleased to announce that eX de Medici has been selected as a finalist in the University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2015.

The idea of existing somewhere between entropy and transcendence is at the heart of the 2015 National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize. The $50,000 invitation-only, acquisitive prize is held by The University of Queensland every two years. The winning work is selected by an independent judge of national stature.

The exhibition will be curated by Michael Desmond and will be on display from 14 November 2015 - 13 March 20156

 


eX de Medici Big Fantasy M16 2015 watercolour on paper 114 x 214cm

READ

13/06/2015

EX DE MEDICI
Australian Financial Review
10 June 2015

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eX de Medici Big Spies 2014 15 watercolour on paper 114 x 110cm copy

COMING UP AT SULLIVAN+STRUMPF

12/06/2015

COMING UP

EX DE MEDICI 
Sour Crude
27 June - 18 July

Opening: Saturday 27 June, 3-5pm 

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GO SEE

25/03/2015

Guarding The Home Front
Casula Powerhouse
20 March - 17 May 2015

Including:

TONY ALBERT
EX DE MEDICI 


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