Mel O’Callaghan

Mel O’Callaghan
Ensemble 2013 (still)
2 channel colour HD video, silent, 7 min 15 sec
Courtesy of the artist, Kronenberg Wright, Sydney,
Galerie Allen, Paris and Belo Galsterer, Lisbon
© Mel O’Callaghan

The NGV is pleased to present the Australian premier of a major video installation by the Paris-based, Australian contemporary artist Mel O’Callaghan.

In this stunning two-channel video work titled Ensemble, man protests against the violence of man, and triumphs – prompting the viewer to reflect on collective and individual freedom.

Ensemble 2013 was shown at the Centre Pompidou, in both Paris and Malaga, and the Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne/ Rhône-Alpes in Lyon, France in 2016. It was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria. This is first time the work has been exhibited in Australia.