Das Platforms / Contemporary Art

Peter Robinson: Gravitas Lite


10 Jul 2012


Peter Robinson discusses Gravitas Lite, his monumental Styrofoam installation on Cockatoo Island for the 18th Biennale of Sydney. "For some time now, I’ve been working through a love-hate relationship with minimalism and various forms of its mannerist and populist legacies. I love its po-faced assertions of egalitarian values – it’s weird hovering between a steel-fronted refusal of politicised content, and an oblique pitch for radical political valence. I find the fierce attention to conditions of material existence and perceptual behaviours – which much minimalist practice tried unsuccessfully to fix through formal rigour – freshly relevant in our so-called digital age." Artist's Statement

Images courtesy and © the artist.
Interview: Nick Garner

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