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Exhibitions

Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK

Saturday 03 March 2012 to Sunday 06 May 2012


Major survey exhibition and publication featuring the best photographic talents from or within Australia and the United Kingdom.

Known for halting the status quo, arresting the scene and exploding a new perspective on the practices of contemporary photography, this third edition of the biennale Hijacked series explores the world through the eyes and works of 32 international photographers from or within the United Kingdom and Australia. Also featuring a series of specially commissioned films about participating photographers.

Take a trip into the fantastic and foreboding worlds of artists from opposite sides of the globe. From oblique takes on portraiture and collage to snapshots of society at its best and worst, these far reaching photographic practices question what it means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century. A fleeting glimpse into the life and times of both countries and beyond, Hijacked 3 disrupts the way you think about photography.

The exhibition will show simultaneously in QUAD with a partner version at PICA in Perth Australia. Events will include live link ups for workshops, artists talks.

Curated by Louise Clements QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival UK, Mark McPherson Big City Press Aus, Leigh Robb PICA Aus.

Featuring:
AUS - Tony Albert, Warwick Baker, Bindi Cole, Christopher Day, Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont, Toni Greaves, Petrina Hicks, Alin Huma, Katrin Koenning, David Manley, Jesse Marlow, Tracey Moffatt, Justin Spiers, Michelle Tran, Christian Thompson, Michael Ziebarth.

UK - Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Natasha Caruana, Maciej Dakowicz, Melinda Gibson, Leonie Hampton, Rasha Kahil, Seba Kurtis, Trish Morrissey,  Laura Pannack, Sarah Pickering, Zhao Renhui, Simon Roberts, Helen Sear, Luke Stephenson, Wassink & Lundgren, Tereza Zelenkova.

Supported by:
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.