Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ron Mueck
"Youth" 2009
A moment in time. The youth stands at 65cm in his perfect attention to detail that we have come to expect fromMueck.
The audience marvels at the intricate details and Muecks' uncanny recording of contemporary life, then we begin to see what has happened. The youth has been stabbed. He can't believe it and the art audience, like motorists driving past an accident , slow down and look more closely. The blood stained T-shirt, the slow realisation on the boy's face that this is not good, the blood oozing from the open wound, the art audience is compelled to witness the aftermath of an act of brutal violence.

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