Liam Benson | Motherland
Posted: 27 Apr 2012
Motherland is performance artist Liam Benson’s social and political commentary on identity and nationhood and the alliances of monarchy, motherhood and masculinity.
Liam Benson uses queer identity to gently subvert social perceptions of gender, race, culture, sexuality and national identity. He mines the visual language and communication formats of advertising and popular media to document his performances as both still photographs and video for a form of contemporary myth making.
His works are held in significant public and private collections and he was recently awarded the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award judged by Ben Quilty and the Contemporary Award in the Fishers Ghost Art Award judged by MCA curator Glenn Barkley.
Exhibition runs Wednesday 2 May 2012 - Saturday 2 June 2012
Image: Liam Benson, Stable Boy, 2012
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