69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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 Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Beauty and the West

Majed Fayad
Natalie Philipatos

05 March 2016–26 March 2016

Beauty and The West is a tableau setup that resembles spaces commonly associated with the beauty industry. Within the setup, a combination of handmade and ready-made installations stand in as the female body to stridently comment on celebrity pop culture and the beauty industry of today.

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  • Majed Fayad uses video, photographic montage and sculptural practice to address popular western culture’s use of eastern culture, asserting the notion that “culture is for sale”.
  • Natalie Philipatos reconfigures objects from their fixed symbolic role and purpose, into a new state of existence and way at looking at the seemingly familiar. Cutting, stretching, slamming, pushing and pulling are merely a few methods used to assert a complex power relationship between herself and the object.