SPEAKER / Monday 19 August 12.30-1.30pm
Darren Sylvester is a true multidisciplinary artist working in photography, sculpture, video, installation, performance and music. Often the results are of a detailed process of planning and research, involving a wide range of pop culture elements where resurrected moments and artefacts are designed to investigate the language between high and low culture, mixing together authenticity, desirability and mortality.
In this presentation, Sylvester will discuss the beginnings, research and outcomes of his 2018 exhibition, Out of Life that began with the purchase of an unknown space costume from an auction house in Los Angeles.
Darren Sylvester exhibits widely throughout Australia and internationally. His recent lauded survey exhibition Carve a future devour everything become something was held at NGVA Melbourne. Solo exhibitions include Forever twenty one, Neon Parc 2019; the mentioned Out of Life, Sullivan+Strumpf (2018). Recent art fairs include Art Basel Hong Kong (2017), NADA Art Fair, Miami (2014) and Volta Art Fair, New York (2013). His work is held in a most public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Art Gallery of Western Australia. He is represented by Neon Parc in Melbourne.