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Constantinople I, 2016, oil on linen - © Anthony White

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Anthony White

Crossing The Rubicon
Opening Sep 22, 2016 at 06:00 pm
Start date Sep 20, 2016
End date Sep 30, 2016

Nanda Hobbs Contemporary is proud to present their inaugural solo exhibition of Paris-based Australian artist Anthony White. In his new body of work, 'Crossing the Rubicon', White continues to excavate ideas sourced from defining moments in history and their intersection with current global socio-political issues, to inform his contemporary image making practice. The title 'Crossing the Rubicon draws from an important moment in the history of Western civilization, when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river in Italy in 49AD and changed the genesis of modern Europe. 'The protean nature of identity is examined in White’s, Constantinople I, an ebullient network of thick chalk-white lines over a background of rich purples, blues and golds. Fundamental to the histories of both Christianity and Islam, the city of Constantinople (current day Istanbul) embodies the idea of multiplicity; the shifting, multifarious nature of identity that underlies White’s interest in geographical and cultural boundaries. Located in Eurasia at the physical limit of Europe, where West meets East, Constantinople represents the meeting place of two continents, two dominant ideologies and centuries of change. Constantinople I give us a sense of this constant state of flux, of building and rebuilding.' (Robert Maconachie) The exhibition 'Crossing the Rubicon' at Nanda Hobbs Contemporary is accompanied by a catalog, with text by Robert Maconachie.

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