Group show curated by Lisa Patroni, AIRspace Projects, September 2019
‘Faux Pas’; a blunder, a mistake, a (dance) step out of place.
Faux Pas brought together artists, Hany Armanious, Jesse Boyd Reid, Sarah Edmondson, Louise Allerton, Philippa Hagon, Kirtika Kain, Virginia Reid, Oliver Wagner and Lisa Patroni in an exhibition that explored failure, the faux and the fake as recognised and celebrated parts of artistic strategy. Read the artist statement for Faux Pas.
More about the exhibition:
This show explored how the reversals and the gaps between intention and realisation in creative production are often more interesting than the more orthodox ideas of success and completion.
Failures and mistakes can often give rise to more open-ended, less dogmatic space, where questions can be left unanswered and incongruencies left unresolved. By resisting the authority of what is deemed right and complete and embracing doubt and paradox instead, a real pleasure can be found in failure and in the faux pas.
The exhibition was featured in Urban List’s ‘Shows to See in Sydney in September’ for 2019.