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Shelley Lasica WHEN I AM NOT THERE 2022 commissioned by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council and the Art Gallery of New South Wales support partner Atelier © Shelley Lasica. Photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Felicity Jenkins

Shelley Lasica, When I Am Not There

3 Jun 2023
Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) 22 May - 4 Jun 2023

The evening after visiting Shelley Lasica’s performance-exhibition, I carved out some time to finally read Ocean Vuong’s new-ish book of poetry, Time is a Mother. Vuong writes with this simmering intensity that brings a juxtaposition of meanings into line with an unlikely ease. I get caught on this line: “How faithful the memory of a shadow, you think.”

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