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Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth

1 - 23 February 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
UNSW Galleries
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man in yellow t-shirt in front of building

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are known for their distinctive, highly detailed video works developed through expansive research in places undergoing social change.

'Architecture Makes Us' is a mid-career survey bringing together six video works by the collaborative duo. The exhibition explores craggy geographies, territorialisation, surveillance, exhausted systems and future philosophies.

For UNSW Galleries, the exhibition has been expanded to include the two-screen video work Zaum Tractor 2013, shown in Australia for the first time since the 56th Venice Biennale.

Leber and Chesworth offer a rich exploration of the way society is impacted by the geographical, technological and architectural influences that surround us. Through these rigorous, politically engaged, and at times humorous video works, Leber and Chesworth point towards the architecture of our world in the broadest sense, examining structures both physical and invisible. 

WHEN: 5 JAN - 23 FEB 2019
WHERE: UNSW GALLERIES
ADDRESS: CNR OF OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
HOURS: TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Curators
Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne, and Madé Spencer-Castle

A Centre for Contemporary Photography touring exhibition

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The publication Architecture Makes Us has been supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.

More information

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Zaum Tractor (detail from video still) 2013. 2-channel HD video installation, 26mins. Project supported by Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria. Image courtesy: the artists