Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia & the UK
18 February - 08 April 2012

Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia & the UK

18 Feb - 8 April

Take a trip into the fantastic and foreboding worlds of artists from opposite sides of the globe. From society at its best and worst, Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK presents far reaching photographic practices which question what it means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century.

Curated by Louise Clements, Mark McPherson and Leigh Robb, Hijacked III is being presented simultaneously across two sites: PICA in Perth, WA, and QUAD Gallery in Derby in the UK and has been timed to coincide with the launch of the exquisite Hijacked III publication.

The artists in Hijacked III explore subjects as diverse as suburban melancholy, Indigenous culture, gender politics, and curious weekend leisure pursuits through portraiture, traditional and digital collage, archival images, documentary snap shots and internet grabs.

The Hijacked III creates a framework that invites deconstruction and reflection on contemporary photography. It showcases the socially, culturally, politically and aesthetically diverse practices from a wide selection of emerging and established photographers who work within and outside the contexts of the two countries.

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