Five Centuries of Melancholia

WHEN : 30th August - 30th November
WHERE : University of Queensland Art Museum

The year 2014 marks the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I 1514, the centrepiece of a new exhibition presented by The University of Queensland Art Museum (UQ Art Museum) in partnership with the UQ Node, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800).

Five Centuries of Melancholia explores how, from the Renaissance onward, melancholy has been invoked as a condition, perspective, and/or mood and has inhabited figures, objects and landscapes. The exhibition runs from 30 August to 30 November 2014.

Artworks have been drawn from national and state institutions, and regional, university and private collections. The exhibition comprises 46 works by 33 artists.

Opening event:                   29 August 2014 6:15pm

Curator:                              Dr Andrea Bubenik

Coordinating Curator:      Ms Michele Helmrich, Associate Director (Curatorial) UQ Art Museum 

The exhibition will feature international artists, including:

• Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)

• Francisco Goya (1746–1828)

• Fabien Mérelle (1981– )

• Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778)

• Jusepe Ribera (c.1591–1652)

• Odilon Redon (1840–1916)

• Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn (1606–1669)

• Bill Viola (1951– )

 

Contemporary Australian artists, including:

• Rick Amor (1948– )

• Tony Clark (1954– )

• Destiny Deacon (1957– )

• Bill Henson (1955– )

• Tracey Moffatt (1960– )

• Tim Silver (1974– )

• William Yang (1943– )

 

Earlier generations of Australian artists, including:

• Charles Blackman (1928– )

• Charles Conder (1868–1909)

• Russell Drysdale (1912–1981)

• Bessie Gibson (1868–1961)

• James Gleeson (1915–2008)

• Lionel Lindsay (1874–1961)

• Robert Owen (1937– )