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Nakedy Nudes (Token Events)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

If you’ve been perplexed at why the subjects of sculptures and paintings from Ancient Greece to Napoleonic France seem pathologically incapable of keeping their clothes on, or having clothes in the first place, look no further that this torrent of fascinating erudition parsed through the blunt, hilarious perspective of Hannah Gadsby, skilled art-historian and brilliant comic mind with a lightening-fast delivery. It’s delightful to watch her vocalise the characters in these paintings, imbuing them all with variations on her own unabashed, barefaced cheek (sorry), transforming these figures from passive objects to be gawked at into comic characters representing the bizarre ideas held my the men of their times, making plain and verbalising their postures, symbolism and silliness.

Assembly Checkpoint, until 25 Aug (not 19-22), 1.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Abel]