Melbourne-based artist Eugenia Lim is included in The National 2019: New Australian Art, the second of three biennial survey exhibitions showcasing ambitious new and commissioned projects by leading Australian artists. Lim’s video-installation The Australian Ugliness presents a 21st-century, feminist, Asian-Australian take on Boyd’s landmark book of the same name. Viewers experience the work in a yellow and gold art-architecture pavilion designed by WOWOWA, a cheeky nod to Neptune’s Fishbowl (1970) in South Yarra, one of Boyd’s last projects.
Project supporters: Open House Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, Australian Cultural Fund, Creative Partnerships Australia, Robin Boyd Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Plot Media, WOWOWA, The Post Lounge, Kane Constructions, HASSELL, Ontera, Wojo Signs
29 March – 23 June 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Image credit: still from Eugenia Lim’s The Australian Ugliness (2018), three-channel video, colour, 33:58 loop, six-channel audio. Photo: Tom Ross.