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Artspace Sydney

Richard Bell

Imaginary Victory

RICHARD BELL, Scratch an Aussie, 2008, HD video: 10 min. Installed at Artspace, Sydney, 2013. 

Photo by Silversalt Photography. Courtesy the artist and Artspace, Sydney. 

What does victory feel like? How does it taste or smell? Such questions were explored in “Imagining Victory,” Richard Bell’s solo exhibition at Artspace Sydney, which took viewers to the analyst’s couch, the Australian beach and an upmarket dinner party, to look at how victory might feel to Aboriginal people if they held the balance of power in modern-day Australia.

Brisbane-based Bell…

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