18 April 2019 – 10 June 2019
Presented at Shepparton Art Museum from Thursday 18 April 2019 – Monday 10 June 2019, Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt was an exhibition developed by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery that toured nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW. Alongside this exhibition, SAM presented additional key works by Arlo Mountford.
Arlo Mountford’s practice brings large scale interactive installations paired with sound, video and animation to the gallery.
Arlo’s work assaults our individual and collective memories of all things art history through the lens of the contemporary. Amusing, strange and laden with references, his films engage the darker side of our political and social histories through the construct of the art institution and the seminal works held within.
This survey exhibition brings together several video works stitching together a lesson in time, place, and art history and shows a gradual distillation and culmination of his ideas to date.
For the SAM iteration of this touring exhibition, two extra works will be included: The Folly and Clock.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Image: Arlo Mountford, Walking the Line (still), 2013, dual channel HD digital animation, 4 channel surround sound, 14:37 minutes. Edition of 5. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria for Melbourne Now. Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery Melbourne.