The City of Adelaide Art Pod showcases the contemporary work of Quandamooka artist Megan Cope. In her installation, Resistance, Cope borrows the visual language of the protest rally to critically examine the way in which slogans are used to reinforce divisive assumptions and discriminatory attitudes.
A series of inverted protest placards are suspended from the ceiling, loaded with quotes from Australian politicians and media personalities on topics ranging from immigration and resources, to Australian national identity. As curator Andrew Purvis describes, ‘Cope wields language judiciously and to powerful effect…recontextualising throwaway remarks to unpack their implied meaning.’
Resistance is curated by Andrew Purvis
Resistance is presented in partnership with City of Adelaide