A new solo exhibition by Australian artist Sally Smart will open on December 7 at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppet, Mas, Ubud, Bali. The exhibition is hosted by Kayu, Lucie Fontaine’s branch in Indonesia.
Smart is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists recognized internationally for large-scale cut-out assemblage installations and increasingly, performance and video. Her practice engages identity politics and the relationships between the body, thought, and culture, including trans-national ideas that have shaped cultural history.
The Great Archipelago, 2018, exhibition view at Kayu Lucie Fontaine, Bali. Courtesy of Kayu Lucie Fontaine. Photo by Evelyn Pritt.
Entitled “Manifesto”, the exhibition includes new works, two installations and one performance, which focus on the relation between body and space. The installations are displayed in Kayu’s space as well as outside in the amphitheater while the performance is presented in three different locations of Setia Darma: the Joglo, the amphitheater, and Batu Art Space.
The exhibition is accompanied by an essay by Professor Rachel Fensham, a dance and theatre scholar, and Assistant Dean of the Digital Studio, Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne.
“Manifesto” will be on view until December 30, 2019. NAWABALI
Featured Image (Top): Sally Smart’s Portrait, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and of Kayu Lucie Fontaine. Photo by Richard Hammerton.