Gordon Bennett

How to Cross the Void

1993

In Tate Modern

Level 3: A Year in Art: Australia 1992

Level 3: A Year in Art: Australia 1992
Artist
Gordon Bennett 1955–2014
Medium
Etching on paper
Dimensions
Image: 295 × 198 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Leanne and Caitlin Bennett in memory of and admiration for Gordon Bennett 2019
Reference
P15034

Display caption

This etching gives the series its name. ‘All the works in this series interact on one level or another’, Bennett has said. ‘Whether it be the futile effort to escape into the “purity” of Malevich’s square or abstract spiritual world... or the bludgeoning effect of cultural imperialism... or the pain inflicted by such imperialism... or to escape the spirit by suicide... or to find “equality” as an “angel” once one has passed through into the abstract.’

Gallery label, July 2021

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