Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment – Conference-Affiliated Events
We are pleased to be able to offer delegates free access to the following events at the University of Queensland:
Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond, an exhibition partnership between the UQ Art Museum and the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, showing at the UQ Art Museum from 16 September 2017 to 25 February 2018.
Almost four centuries after its creation, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1652) remains the supreme emblem of religious visionary experience and the Baroque sensibility in art. Understanding ecstasy to encompass states of exaltation beyond the sensuous suffering of Bernini’s sculpture, Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond brings together older depictions of ecstasy with more recent works focused on the transcendence of normal consciousness, including trances, moments of expanded awareness, and visionary insight. From representations of saints and mystics, to dreamscapes and images of bacchanalian revels, this exhibition explores how Baroque style – characterised by exaggeration, high drama, extravagance, frenzy, and excess – continues to inform contemporary art.
PIETRO AQUILA | CHRIS BENNIE | ANASTASIA BOOTH | LOUISE BOURGEOIS | SALVADOR DALI | AUDREY FLACK | BILL HENSON | PETRINA HICKS | WILLIAM HOGARTH | GORDON MATTA-CLARK | CLAUDE MELLAN | NIGEL MILSOM | GIROLAMO NERLI | GORDON SHEPHERDSON | DAVID STEPHENSON | HIROMI TANGO | DAVID WADELTON
Curator: Andrea Bubenik
The University of Queensland Art Museum, University Drive, St Lucia. Open 10am-4pm daily.
Baroque Ecstasies, a concert of Baroque and eighteenth-century music performed by the Badinerie Players on original instruments. Presented by the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Friday 15 December, 6pm, The University of Queensland Art Museum. Reception to follow.