Arts Thursday 15 February – Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium
Presented by Bronwyn Rennex
On Arts Thursday this week I speak to Isobel Parker Philip, Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of New South Wales about the Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium.
The exhibition celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, an artist who understood the medium’s ability to alter perceptions and push boundaries.
This comprehensive survey of Robert Mapplethorpe’s career features over 200 works, including floral still lifes, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene, as well as a selection of archival material providing insights into his working methods and life.
It was great to have the chance to talk at length about Mapplethorpe’s process, his preoccupations and his incredible legacy.
The exhibition runs until 4 March 2018.
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