EYE SEE A NIGHTMARE BEFORE XMAS

Massive human skulls flood the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial

Nightmare is a little strong for this post but the Jack Skellington pun felt like the best way to introduce Ron Mueck’s latest work showing as of today. The inaugural National Gallery of Victoria Triennial opened its doors to the work of over 100 creatives from 32 countries. Among the artists, designers, technologists, architects, animators, and beyond is Australian hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck, who is presenting his largest work to date. ‘Mass’ is an installation of 100 individual life size human skull forms piled up on the gallery floor.

The existential exhibit pays homage to the transience of life and engages a symbol that has stood within the art of essentially all cultures and religion, 

 

Photo story by Sean Fennessey 

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