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No One Is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout

  • Buxton Contemporary cnr Southbank Blvd and Dodds Street Southbank VIC 3006 Australia (map)

Exhibition Runs 12th July - 21 October

Friday - Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday - 11am - 8pm
Monday - Tuesday CLOSED


This ironically titled exhibition shines a spotlight on Ronnie van Hout, a Melbourne-based New Zealand-born artist best known for his distinctive brand of existential absurdism. Bringing together works that span more than thirty years of practice, No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout encompasses sculpture, video, photography, embroidery and text, and features major new installations.

Van Hout’s tragicomic oeuvre references a wide range of sources, from science fiction, cults and cinema to art history and popular and celebrity culture. He frequently draws upon childhood experiences and recollections to create wryly amusing yet heart-rending micro fictions. Casting fragile, lonely figures in the midst of perplexing scenarios, van Hout masterfully evokes familiar and yet strange interior worlds. His unsettling tableaux unleash deep social anxieties and feelings of self-consciousness, triggering the impulse to simultaneously laugh and cry.

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Free Event 

Earlier Event: 2 September
David Pottinger Deeper