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15 Jan 1999 – 7 Feb 1999
Installation view of Style Council, 1999. Foreground: Greg Forrest. One Dozen Men's Hairstyles of the 20th Century 1999. 13 painted aluminium units, each approx. 20 cm (diam.). Courtesy of the artist. Background: Peter Walker. Untitled 1990-93. Pine and steel, 2.74 x 8.25 x 1.52 metres. Courtesy of the artist.
The term "style" has been displaced in the art lexicon by phrases such as "signifying practice." Yet distinctiveness, elegance, even perversity of expression continue to enjoy a lively currency in the art world.
The curatorial consortium of Pamela Edmonds, Ingrid Jenkner, Robin Metcalfe, and Robert Zingone was organized to explore this phenomenon from distinct curatorial perspectives. Treating "style" as an art packaging paradigm, a sign of social identity, a gendered construct or the badge of fashionability, the four selectors each presented two or three works of art that embody one or more of these principles.
Related event: Wed., 20 January, 1999
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