Laughter

Curator

VICTOR MEDRANO

Artists

ANDREW HARPER

BENJAMIN BOOTH

RAOM AND LOBA

STEPHEN BIRD

NICOLE ROBSON

HENRI PAPIN

Laughter

Date: 14-Aug-2010 – 12-Sep-2010

Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania

CURATOR’S STATEMENT:

Laughter… a magical force that inspires, and is inspired by, all forms of humour: the macabre, deadpan, irony, slapstick, camp, dark comedy, absurd, mordant, dry wit, gallows humour, burlesque, parody, satire, caricature, kitsch, sarcasm, carnivalesque, the comic, etc… a playful enigma which welcomes all and rejects none. In this moment of play, a world of wonderment is created. As a consequence the curatorial premise of this exhibition is informed but not restricted by the ideas raised in Georges Bataille’s essay, Un-knowing: Laughter and Tears, and Mikhail Bakhtin’s book, Rabelais and His World.

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