The Cosmopolitan group exhibition, organised by Rafaela Pandolfini with Jana Hawkins-Andersen, was on at Sydney’s The Drill Hall, running August 24 to 31.
The show presented a programme of live events and works by Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, E. Jane, Hana Pera Aoake, Juliana Huxtable, manuel arturo abreu, Mimosa Echard, No Sesso, Tianzhuo Chen and Andrew Thomas Huang. There was also an exhibition within an exhibition, curated by Spencer Lai, including Alethea Everard, Ander Rennick, George Egerton-Warburton, Hana Earles, Jessie Kiely, Joe W. Speier, Nik Lee, Samraing Chea and Sorawit Songsataya.
Situated inside a former Naval administration site overlooking Sydney’s harbour, the show featured artists whose works deal with notions of “world-making, centres and peripheries”, and the socio-political contexts of this in a globalised, neoliberal present. Cosmopolitan unpacked these ideas through the installation, video and mixed media works of over a dozen artists, with “subcultural aesthetics and expressions of community pushed up against the logic of globalisation.”**
The Cosmopolitan group exhibition, organised by Rafaela Pandolfini with Jana Hawkins-Andersen, was on at Sydney’s The Drill Hall, running August 24 to 31, 2019.share news item