A SCHWARTZ CARRIAGEWORKS PROJECT
“Every single moment of the unfolding experience of the work is just a pretext to move on, to move forward from that moment. It’s never supposed to be a beginning of an ending; it’s supposed to be a transition.”
The first major exhibition in Australia of work by acclaimed Italian contemporary artist Francesco Clemente, and second in the annual Schwartz Carriageworks series of major international visual arts projects, Encampment includes six of Clemente’s celebrated large-scale tents, transforming 30,000 square feet of the precinct into an opulent tented village.
Created in collaboration with a community of artists in Rajasthan, India, with exteriors that combine camouflaged fabric and golden embroidery, the tents in Encampment invite us into jewel-toned spaces populated by Byzantine angels.
‘CLEMENTE’S OEUVRE SPANS OCEANS, CONTINENTS AND DECADES…’ INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
FRANCESCO CLEMENTE: ENCAMPMENT WAS ORGANISED BY MASS MOCA WITH SUPPORT FROM THE HORACE W. GOLDSMITH FOUNDATION, THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL AND BLAIN|SOUTHERN GALLERY. IMAGE: FRANCESCO CLEMENTE, ANGELS’ TENT 2013 (DETAIL) COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MARY BOONE GALLERY, NEW YORK
30 JUL - 9 OCT 2016
30 JUL – 9 OCT 10AM – 6PM