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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

Massacre

Glenn Walls

Side Gallery
1 Dec 2018–20 Sep 2018

Inspired by gay Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres work “Untitled” (Death by Gun), 1990, this exhibition will be based on research conducted on the gay killings that took place in Sydney in the 1980s till 2000s. This will result in a series of works highlighting the high number of victims and the fact that many attacks are still unsolved. One of the issues highlighted by the police is the difficulty in claiming that an attack was a gay hate crime. Was the victim known to be gay to the attacker? Utilizing the language of modernism that created clean, clinical space free of interpretation, this exhibition will counteract the seemingly accepted view of modernist design and continues Walls’ interest in how society continues to humanise modernist/minimalist theory and practice to reflect an interpretation of the individual relating to identity and sexuality.

  • Glenn Walls is an Australian artist/writer/curator based in Melbourne. Walls’ work has been exhibited at a number of artist run spaces and galleries including Westspace, TCB Inc, Platform INC, Seventh, Exit Art (New York), Fehily Contemporary, Monash Gallery of Art, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and many others. Walls has held solo shows at RMIT Project Space and Spare Room, Spacement, Carlton Hotel & Studios and John Buckley Gallery and others. His work has been reviewed and published in a number of art magazines including Un.magazine. Art in Australia, Artlink, Eyeline, Art Monthly, The Age Newspaper, Monument Magazine, Artichoke and Vanguardred. Walls is the recipient of a number of awards and grants including the $40,000 Roche Contemporary Award and an Australian Post Graduate Award. Collections: National Gallery of Australia, University of Sydney, RMIT University Union, City of Melbourne, Grafton Regional Gallery and PCA archives.

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