MADA Talks: The Collecting Practices of Elvis Richardson
Join us for an artist talk by Elvis Richardson (b1965 Sydney), an interdisciplinary artist whose conceptual practice explores social modes of recognition and memorialisation.
Richardson categorises her work into three general overlapping themes: The found imagery of Elvis Richardson, Trophy Art, and Art Problems. Her sculpture and video works comment on social status, collecting cultures, identity, death, nostalgia, private memories and public recognition. She inventively uses materials and repurposes found objects and her work has been exhibited in many key Australian galleries and museums since 1995.
Elvis Richardson has been involved in various artist run galleries including First Draft, Elastic, Ocular Lab and DEATH BE KIND. Elvis is the founding editor of CoUNTess an online data collection and research blog that engages with the current state of contemporary art practice and provides an essential tool for understanding the arts in Australia. The Countess Report launched in 2016 is an award winning benchmarking project on gender representation in the Australian visual arts sector funded by the Cruthers Art Foundation in partnership with NAVA.