Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015 is the first institutional presentation of the full suite of artist Tracey Moffatt and editor Gary Hillberg’s eight montage films created in collaboration: Lip, 1999; Artist, 2000; Love, 2003; Doomed, 2007; Revolution, 2008; Mother, 2009; Other, 2010; and The Art, 2015.
Montages: The Full Cut offers unprecedented insight into the tropes and stereotypes that populate the realm of the moving image and occupy our popular imagination. Splicing and recontextualising thousands of iconic and lesser-known filmic moments, this immense body of work demonstrates Moffatt and Hillberg's sheer verve and virtuosity in the construction of this series over sixteen years.
Hillberg has been working as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer since the late 1980s. Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 will become the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Montages: The Full Cut is the first major exhibition of their ongoing collaboration at Artspace.
This exhibition will tour nationally from 2017 to 2019 in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 was developed and presented by Artspace, Sydney, and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Tracey Moffatt is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.
Installation assistance from Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation