Karl Fritsch & Francis Upritchard in ‘The Abyss: Strategies in contemporary art’ at Griffith University Art Museum


25 July – 28 September

With the capacity to elicit simultaneous and complex experiences, artworks in this exhibition employ push-pull tensions of seduction and repulsion – towards the abject and informé, to the ornamental, erotic and transgressive, and those that consider historical grotesques to explore contemporary issues of race and identity.

Curator: Naomi Evans

Image: Karl Fritsch and Francis Upritchard, Hand, 2019, glove, gold, white gold, gold plate, silver, amalganum, niello, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite. Photograph courtesy of the artists.