The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Captivating Exhibition Exploring the Notion of Time in Photographs Opens in Melbourne
David Moore (Australian 1927–2003), Outback children, South Australia (1963), gelatin silver photograph, 36.8 x 57.6 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased through the KODAK (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund, 1969 © David Moore Estate.
MELBOURNE.- The National Gallery of Victoria presents Timelines: Photography and Time, a captivating exhibition exploring the notion of time in photographs.

Timelines features almost forty photographs from the NGV Collection by both Australian and international photographers including work by Diane Arbus, Micky Allan and Bill Brandt.

Isobel Crombie, Senior Curator of Photography, NGV said photography has a unique role to play in capturing the way that time passes.

“The camera’s ability to ‘stop the clock’ enables the medium to direct our consideration towards the mechanics and poetics of this pervasive and mysterious cosmic force.

“The instant that the photograph captures can be a potent reminder to seize the day rather than dreaming about the past or worrying about the future,” said Dr Crombie.

The exhibition also looks at how photographers have extended a sense of time and duration through images that work in series. From the 1960s onwards, photographers began experimenting with stretching time by creating a series or sequence of photographs.

This is seen in Rod McNicol’s powerful series titled A portrait revisited (1986–2006), (pictured Jack). Purchased by the NGV in 2009, the series features portraits of men and women; each posed directly facing the camera against a plain backdrop. There are two portraits of each subject photographed twenty years apart, inviting the viewer to compare the portraits to see how time has changed them. The sense of time passing is highlighted with the portrait of Peter, who is photographed only once. The blank image next to him is a reminder that he died before the second portrait was made.

Each phase of human existence has characteristic traits and features, and photographers have worked with these qualities in ways that evoke the passing of time and our place in this cycle. Arranged in part in a human timeline, the exhibition begins with the start of a new life as depicted in Christine Godden’s Joanie pregnant (1972) and Joanie with Jade (1973) and concludes with Kusakabe Kimbei’s Ritual washing for a funeral (c.1880), an image of a deceased man being prepared in the traditional Japanese way for burial. This final scene captures the grief of the moment when a lifetime ends.

Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, NGV said: “The works in the exhibition show how artists have explored the concept of time in ways that may surprise, move or even confront viewers. This exhibition provides visitors with a special opportunity to view this remarkable collection of photographs from the NGV Collection, many of which are on display for the first time.”

Timelines includes photographs by Micky Allan, Diane Arbus, Felice Beato, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Walker Evans, Christine Godden, Ponch Hawkes, Petrina Hicks, Lewis Hine, Kusakabe Kimbei, Rosemary Laing, J.H. Lartigue, Ruth Maddison, Rod McNicol, David Moore, Jan Saudek, John Thompson, Roman Vishniac, and Edward Weston.

Timelines: Photography and Time will be on display at NGV International, St Kilda Road from 7 May – 3 October 2010. Open 10am–5pm, closed Tuesdays. Entry is free.


The National Gallery of Victoria | "Timelines: Photography and Time" | Diane Arbus | Micky Allan | Bill Brandt | Isobel Crombie |


Today's News

May 10, 2010

Pera Museum Welcomes Colombian Artist Fernando Botero's First Encounter with Istanbul

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux Presents Two Collectons-One Passion

Gavin Brown's enterprise Presents a Major Exhibition by Martin Creed

Exceptional Group of Works by Uta Barth at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Luhring Augustine Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Group Exhibition

Darren Almond Debuts Six-Screen High-Definition Video at Matthew Marks Gallery

Silkscreens from LeRoy Neiman's Archives at Franklin Bowles Galleries

'Museums at Night' Announced at the National Gallery on May 14

Ryan Gander Offers a Pin-Ball Like Journey through His Art at Lisson Gallery

Solo Gallery Debut of Hilary Berseth at Eleven Rivington

Picasso's "The Actor" Returns - Repaired and Glazed - After Four Months

Johnny McIntosh Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Birmingham Museum of Art

Mark Bradford Featured in First Museum Survey at Wexner Center

Punk Montages, Photography and Collages 1976-1981 at Boo-Hooray Gallery

The Powerful Beauty of the Palace of Versailles at Camera Work

Dali in the Third Dimension: New Publication Excites the Artworld

Captivating Exhibition Exploring the Notion of Time in Photographs Opens in Melbourne

Dale Chihuly Works Featured in Eight-Month Exhibition at Frist Center

Carla Accardi, Key Figure of Abstract Art in Italy, at Haunch of Venison

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Scientists at Germany's Karl May Museum weigh returning Native American scalp

2.- Totally Thames launches Florentijn Hofman's first ever UK commission: HippopoThames

3.- Restoring Albrecht Dürer's masterpiece The Arch of Honour of Maximilian I

4.- German Consulate in New York presents the work of forgotten 20th century master painter

5.- Cave carving in Gibraltar may be first known example of Neanderthal rock art

6.- Monet discovered in suitcase taken into German hospital by 'Nazi art' hoarder

7.- Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait Adele Bloch-Bauer II' on view at the Museum of Modern Art

8.- Dreadnoughtus: Meet Argentina's supermassive, 85 feet from nose to tail, 'fear nought' dino

9.- Monet's 'Impressionism' birth dated by Texas State University's 'Celestial Sleuth'

10.- 'Chess' man star attraction at tattoo convention in Peru

Related Stories



National Gallery Opens Exhibition by One of the Most Versatile Artists of the Renaissance

Views of Venice by Canaletto and His Rivals in Landmark Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

The Spirit, Colour and Vitality of the Ballets Russes Brought to Life at the National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates Work of 26 Contemporary New Zealand Artists

World Renowned Artist Anish Kapoor Exhibits His Works of Art in India for the First Time

Chagall Mosaic & Moran Painting Among Major Gifts & Acquisitions for National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art Announces Gauguin: Maker of Myth" in Washington, Next Year

National Gallery of Art Announces Gauguin: Maker of Myth" in Washington, Next Year

Rare Arcimboldo Painting Acquired by the National Gallery of Art

National Galleries of Scotland to Celebrate the Work of William McTaggart



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site