Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Most Expensive Thing

Mon 21 Sep 2015

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JCDecaux digital screens at Flinders Street and Southern Cross train stations

On the occasion of ACCA in the City, Sydney artist Agatha Gothe-Snape has conceived of a new series of works presented on two JCDecaux advertising screens at Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations.

The Most Expensive Thing (2015) includes several short animated PowerPoint presentations that appropriate the language of corporate time management strategies with a palette that sits uneasily amongst the typical visual advertising that colours the city. Appearing intermittently on the screens, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, The Most Expensive Thing is open in its provocation and generous in its inclusion, representing an attempt to speak back to the city in its own tongue.

Gothe-Snape’s ‘POWERPOINTS Catalogue’ (2008 – ongoing) is a series of digital artworks that have been created using Microsoft PowerPoint. Like much of Gothe-Snape's work, the series employs colour and language emotively and are endless loops that draw upon and record the artist’s interpersonal and spatio-emotional exchanges around art and art contexts.

Agatha Gothe-Snape’s conceptual practice uses improvisational performance and sculptural methodologies to record interpersonal exchanges around art and art contexts. Her works take many forms: pedestrian performances, endlessly looped slideshows, workshops, texts, visual scores and collaboratively produced art objects. 

Gothe-Snape’s key solo exhibitions include Late Sculpture, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2014); Taking Form (with Sriwhana Spong), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2013); and Every Artist Remembered, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2009). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), Trace, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2014); Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013); Contemporary Australia: WomenQueensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); and NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2010). She is currently developing works for Performa, New York (2015).

Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial Gallery, Sydney.

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