KINGS Artist-Run


Lvl 1 / 171 King St.
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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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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Massage Therapy

Clare Longley
Gian Manik
Honey Long
India Salvor Menuez
Isabella Connelley
Jerome Jabari
Loralee Newitt
Prue Stent
Ro Noonan

Front Gallery
3 Mar 2017–25 Mar 2017
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure. The presence of a human body on a massage table, as a constructed situation forces us to experience somewhat objective relaxation, and we lean into it, cherishing the stock image frangipani wallpaper and overwhelming aroma that veils the body odour of strangers. Massage Therapy surveys this notion in a corporeal and theatrical sense, as a conduit for contemplating how spaces or interactions can be fabricated to invite a sense of not-necessarily-genuine intimacy. How far can the giver go in helping the receiver get there, and under what circumstances are we prepared to be seduced?

Massage Therapy is curated by Clare Longley.

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