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Contemporary gallery, Level 5, Te PapaCurrent Exhibition
Filmic imaginaries brings together the work of contemporary artists Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt. The exhibition focuses on their engagement with popular culture, principally their work derived from cinema.
Fraser’s raw ‘readymade collages’ are subversive interpretations of mainstream movies, critiquing class, gender, race, and consumerism. Their low-tech production contrasts with the refined visual poetry of Moffatt’s photographs and the personality-driven interviews in her television pilot Art Calls.
Central to this exhibition is both artists’ use of popular culture to universalise their practice and move it into the realm of the contemporary imaginary.