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Liars / Matthew Newkirk
Bib ID 8068069
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Newkirk, Matthew, artist
 
Description [New Farm, Queensland] : www.matthewnewkirk.net, 2019 
20 unnumbered pages : portraits ; 21 cm 
Summary

A zine-style A5 format artist‘s book of black and white portraits of politicians and celebrities juxtaposed with red tabloid-headline style captions that label each of these familiar faces a ‘liar’. This book was exhibited in Pivot, a group exhibition that drew connections between the participating artists’ wall works and their forays into artist books. In the catalogue Louise Martin-Chew notes that Matthew Newkirk’s two works highlight ‘his research interests about the way information is delivered in a binary manner, requiring the audience/receiver to “choose a side”. Creating a two-part artwork lent itself to an exploration of his discoveries about media manipulation at the hands of power structures. He observes, “Corralling people into two distinct groups eliminates the discussion that may occur in between two extremes. Playing with the idea of opposing concepts or ideals seemed like a natural starting point for me for this work.”‘

Notes

Title from cover; statement of responsibity derived from back cover.

Open edition.

Title from cover.

Binding

Saddle stapled. 

Subjects Politicians -- Portraits.  |  Celebrities -- Portraits.  |  Truthfulness and falsehood -- Pictorial works.  |  Photobooks -- Queensland -- Brisbane -- Specimens.  |  Artists' books -- Queensland -- Brisbane -- Specimens.  |  Zines -- Queensland -- Brisbane -- Specimens.  |  Australian
Form/genre Zines
Exhibited Pivot, Onespace Gallery, Brisbane, 12 June – 27 July 2019. 

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