Event Details

Date:
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - Sunday, 25 February 2018
Time:
All Day
Room:
UQ Art Museum
UQ Location:
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (St Lucia)
URL:
https://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/homepage
Event category(s):

Event Contact

Name:
Ms Michele Helmrich
Phone:
3346 8759
Email:
m.helmrich@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
The University of Queensland Art Museum

Event Description

Full Description:
Almost four centuries after its creation, Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 'Ecstasy of Saint Teresa' (1652) remains the supreme emblem of religious visionary experience and the Baroque sensibility in art. Understanding ecstasy to encompass states of exaltation beyond the sensuous suffering of Bernini's sculpture, 'Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond' brings together older depictions of ecstasy with more recent works focused on the transcendence of normal consciousness, including trances, moments of expanded awareness, and visionary insight. From representations of saints and mystics, to dreamscapes and images of bacchanalian revels, this exhibition explores how Baroque style characterised by exaggeration, high drama, extravagance, frenzy, and excess continues to inform contemporary art.

Curator: Dr Andrea Bubenik

PIETRO AQUILA | CHRIS BENNIE | ANASTASIA BOOTH | LOUISE BOURGEOIS | SALVADOR DALI | AUDREY FLACK | BILL HENSON | PETRINA HICKS | WILLIAM HOGARTH | GORDON MATTA-CLARK | CLAUDE MELLAN | NIGEL MILSOM | GIROLAMO NERLI | GORDON SHEPHERDSON | DAVID STEPHENSON | HIROMI TANGO | DAVID WADELTON

An exhibition partnership between UQ Art Museum and the UQ Node, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 11001800).

Art Museum hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm daily, free entry

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
Directions:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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