“This exhibition reviews Sofo’s video and moving image artwork spanning over a decade with a distinct installation that references the educational setting,” Lynch said.
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, our worlds have become both more localized and atomized. Sofo’s practice explores the nature of our contemporary experience in these ways.
“For nearly two decades, Sofo has used the usual activities of daily life as forms of poetic expression. Through the simple acts of sleeping, talking, waiting, observing, reading, walking, and interacting with its environment, Sofo creates heightened awareness and awareness of the senses, our local environment, and our continued presence, use, and impact in the world.
The Deakin University Art Gallery is delighted to present the work of this renowned Australian artist. Sofo has exhibited at many leading Australian cultural institutions and participated in groundbreaking exhibitions: On Vulnerability and Doubt, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, (2019); The Score, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, (2018); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne and Everyday Magic, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (all 2013).
The exhibition is called Tutto, the Italian word for “everything”.
“The exhibition explores Sofo’s interest in the proliferation of objects and images that seem to mark the way life is lived, now, and how this accelerated and endless production of things shapes our subjective worlds and desires. “, Mr. Lynch said.
“Sofo takes normal everyday experiences and turns them upside down and inside out pointing to new possibilities and ways of seeing.”
The Charlie Sofo Exhibition; Tutto opens on Tuesday February 15 and runs until Friday March 25, 2022.
This exhibition is part of the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative supported by the Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.
WHAT: Charlie Sofo; Tutto exhibition curated by James Lynch. Free entry.
WHEN: Wednesday February 15 to Friday March 25, 2022 Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Deakin University Art Gallery, FA Building, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood.