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Five Centuries of Melancholia

[30.08.14 – 30.11.14]


Fabien Mérelle


UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

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Fabien Mérelle has been selected to exhibit in the group show ‘Five Centuries of Melancholia’ curated by Dr. Andrea Bubenik at the UQ Art Museum, Brisbane. The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia (1514). Taking its cue from the engraving, the exhibition explores five centuries of melancholy in art. From the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood; melancholy has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes. Fabien Mérelle as such will present his intricate drawing Melancholie 1 (2011), that is a direct response to Dürer’s engraving, alongside important works by other international artists including Francisco Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Jusepe Ribera, Odilon Redon and Bill Viola, along with contemporary Australian artists such as Rick Amor, Tony Clark, Destiny Deacon, Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt.  Venue: UQ Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia Websites: UQ Art Museum, Brisbane