International Art Series 
 
25 FEBRUARY TO 3 JUNE 2012
Free Admission  

In conjunction with the launch of the Director's Project,  the Art Gallery presents the first in its International Art Series. Select galleries in the Melrose Wing of European Art have been transformed to showcase four spectacular new acquisitions (made over the past year) within contextual displays that promise to both confront and seduce visitors.

The visual and oral splendour of AES+F’s Allegoria Sacra takes viewers on a surreal journey to purgatory in a work that ultimately questions the values and contentment of contemporary societies.

Celebrated international artists Jake and Dinos Chapman and Thomas Hirschhorn also explore themes of morality and corruption through two astonishing new works - Das swings unt roundabouts fur der kinder? Ja? Nein! Schweinhund! (Swings
and roundabouts for the children? Yes? No! Pigface!) and Twin-Subjecter -  which are located within displays exposing political and humanitarian realities.

Juxtaposed with Wim Delvoye’s tattooed pigskin Untitled (Robert), the works resonate with questions about the boundaries between art and life, and high and low art.

detail: Thomas Hirschhorn, Switzerland, born 1957
Twin-Subjecter, 2011 Paris
model, nails, screws, plastic base, wood
225 x 155 x 56 (approx.)
Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2011, © the artist 
detail: AES+F, Russia, est. 1987/1995
Allegoria sacra (Sacred allegory), 2010-11, Moscow
39.39 minute, 3 channel moving image with sound
Director's Project through the Art Gallery of South Australia
Contemporary Collectors 2011© AES+F Courtesy Triumph Gallery, Moscow 
detail: Jake Chapman, Britain, born 1966
Dinos Chapman , Britain, born 1962
Das swings unt roundabouts fur der kinder? Ja? Nein! Schweinhund!
(Sings and roundabouts for the children? Yes? No! Pigface!), 2011, London
glass‑fibre, plastic, mixed media
215.0 x 127.5 x 127.5 cm
Gwenda and Gerald Fischer Bequest Fund 2011, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
© the artists , courtesy White Cube; Photography: Ben Westoby