Installation view of The body speaks before it even talks, 2022. Photo: Christo Crocker
Victoria Todorov, Calls were strict, brief, gloss, 2020, oil on canvas, 42 x 60cm; Victoria Todorov, Melanie, 2020, oil on canvas, 42 x 60cm. Photo: Christo Crocker
Kalinda Vary, Don’t need a hose. Mate, 2022, same shirts, same glasses, fake pearls, Australia pin, blouses, child's Akubra, chinos, men’s ties, men’s swimming briefs, Cronulla Sutherland Sharks child’s winter scarf, coat hanger, schooner. Photo: Christo Crocker
Installation view of The body speaks before it begins to talk, 2022. Photo: Christo Crocker
Kate Meakin, The Portrait, 2022, production still. Courtesy of the artist.
The body speaks before it even talks takes its title from the work of political scientist, María Esperanza Casullo, referring to the public image that populists fabricate in order to identify themselves with “the people”. Treating this self-design as a performative enterprise, the exhibition looks at the body language of populism—its fashions, gestures, and unspoken languages.
Artist talks by Spencer Lai, Kate Meakin and Kalinda Vary
99% is delighted to invite you to join artists Spencer Lai, Kate Meakin and Kalinda Vary to talk about their commissioned works for the exhibition, The body speaks before it even talks.
99% | 2-3pm Saturday, 7 May 2022
Room 3, Level 7
The Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street