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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

At the centre of her ironic faith, her blasphemy, is the image of the cyborg

Evan Loxton

Side Gallery
1 Sep 2018–22 Sep 2018
Opening 6pm Friday August 31st

Donna Haraway invites us to a Cyborg utopia. The Cyborg, an entity, the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism predominates.

Evan Loxton’s installation at KINGS Artist-Run embraces Harraway’s manifesto by establishing a notion of queer escapism. Escapism applied in this situation acts to create a site to diverge from the conventions of patriarchal and binary conditioning to a post-gender realm. Stemming from industrial forms of production, Loxton’s sculptural practice steers towards an aesthetic co-opted by masculinity. By employing these visual languages, however, Loxton aims to re-assert the mechanical to debunk seemingly pre-set masculine ascriptions. As ‘illegitimate offspring, are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential.’

  • Born in France 1996, Evan Loxton spent his formative years on the mid north coast of NSW and in 2015 commenced a BFA at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, where he currently resides. Loxton’s body of work employs performative installations to explore queer and feminist perspectives on normative and conditioned ideologies. Through his practice Loxton aims to generate a post-gender space whereby non-normative selves can be explored.

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