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15 November — 20 December, 2014 Opening: 15 November, 4-7 PM “Habitat (with World Food Books)” Lupo Borgonovo, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley,
Lewis Fidock, HR Giger, Piero Gilardi, Veit Laurent Kurz,
Cinzia Ruggeri, Michael E. Smith, Lucie Stahl, Daniel Weil, Wols +
Curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley

Press Release:

“…It contained seven objects. The slender fluted bone, surely formed for flight, surely from the wing of some large bird. Three archaic circuit boards, faced with mazes of gold. A smooth white sphere of baked clay. An age-blackened fragment of lace. A finger length segment of what she assumed was bone from a human wrist, grayish white, inset smoothly with the silicon shaft of a small instrument that must once have ridden flush with the surface of the skin – but the thing’s face was seared and blackened.”
—William Gibson, Count Zero, 1986

Documentation:

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)”, 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm (heights variable) Courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)” (detail), 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm, (heights variable), courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Piero Gilardi “Giochi della Risacca”, 2014, polyurethane, 720 × 720 × 170 mm

Piero Gilardi “Giochi della Risacca”, 2014, polyurethane, 720 × 720 × 170 mm

Piero Gilardi “Giochi della Risacca” (detail), 2014, polyurethane, 720 × 720 × 170 mm, courtesy Fondazione Centro Studi Piero Gilardi

Piero Gilardi “Giochi della Risacca”(detail), 2014, polyurethane, 720 × 720 × 170 mm, courtesy Fondazione Centro Studi Piero Gilardi

Piero Gilardi “Giochi della Risacca” (detail), 2014, polyurethane, 720 × 720 × 170 mm, courtesy Fondazione Centro Studi Piero Gilardi

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney,15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

 Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, “Folly” (detail), 1991, industrial pipe, timber, electrical wiring, silicon rubber and perspex, 250 × 4580 × 150 mm, courtesy the artists

Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, “Folly” (detail), 1991, industrial pipe, timber, electrical wiring, silicon rubber and perspex, 250 × 4580 × 150 mm, courtesy the artists

 Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, “Folly” (detail), 1991, industrial pipe, timber, electrical wiring, silicon rubber and perspex, 250 × 4580 × 150 mm, courtesy the artists

Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, “Folly” (detail), 1991, industrial pipe, timber, electrical wiring, silicon rubber and perspex, 250 × 4580 × 150 mm, courtesy the artists

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney,15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Michael E. Smith , “untitled” , PVC, spoons, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Susan Hilberry Gallery

Michael E. Smith, “untitled”, PVC, spoons, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Susan Hilberry Gallery

Michael E. Smith , “untitled”, PVC, spoons, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Susan Hilberry Gallery

Michael E. Smith, “untitled”, PVC, spoons, dimensions variable, courtesy the artist and Susan Hilberry Gallery

Lupo Borgonovo, “Maialito”, 2014, silicone rubber, pigments, 600 × 300 × 950 mm, Courtesy the artist

Lupo Borgonovo, “Maialito”, 2014, silicone rubber, pigments, 600 × 300 × 950 mm, courtesy the artist

Lupo Borgonovo, “Maialito” (detail), 2014, silicone rubber, pigments, 600 × 300 × 950 mm, Courtesy the artist

Lupo Borgonovo, “Maialito” (detail), 2014, silicone rubber, pigments, 600 × 300 × 950 mm, courtesy the artist

Lewis Fidock,“Esmerelda”, 2014, porcelein, enamel, thermo plastic, foam, glass, wire, cotton and linen, courtesy Egan-Westland Collection

Lewis Fidock,“Esmerelda”, 2014, porcelein, enamel, thermo plastic, foam, glass, wire, cotton and linen, courtesy Egan-Westland Collection

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney,15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Cinzia Ruggeri, "Per un vestire organico", 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un vestire organico”, 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, "Per un vestire organico", 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un vestire organico”, 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, "Per un vestire organico", 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un vestire organico”, 1983, video documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist

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Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia-Ruggeri, "Per un Vestire organico", 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Per un Vestire organico”, 1983, documentation of performance, milano, 1983, courtesy of the artist.

HR Giger, “Biomechnoiden”, 1969, screenprint on card, signed, 1120 × 820 mm

HR Giger, “Biomechnoiden”, 1969, screenprint on card, signed, 1120 × 820 mm

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney,15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)”, 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm (heights variable), courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)” (detail), 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm (heights variable), courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)” (detail), 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm (heights variable), courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

Veit Laurent Kurz, “Fettgrässli (Pleurozia)” (detail), 2013, styrofoam, glue, acrylic colour, candle gel, wood, electronic parts, metal, plaster, plastic plants and stone, 500 × 200 mm (heights variable), courtesy the artist and Johan Berggren Gallery

Michael E. Smith, “Mannequin head”, 2009, altered mannequin head, rubber, 100 × 150 × 200 mm, courtesy the artist

Michael E. Smith, “Mannequin head”, 2009, altered mannequin head, rubber, 100 × 150 × 200 mm, courtesy the artist

Michael E. Smith, “Mannequin head”, 2009, altered mannequin head, rubber, 100 × 150 × 200 mm, courtesy the artist

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Daniel Weil, “Light Box (Architectural Association)”, 1985, artist box containing: + 1 booklet (32 p. ; 23 cm.), 1 yard of fabric,, 6 A4s drawings, tin copper, wire, plastic cards and chessboard

Daniel Weil, “Light Box (Architectural Association)”, 1985, artist box containing: + 1 booklet (32 p. ; 23 cm.), 1 yard of fabric,, 6 A4s drawings, tin copper, wire, plastic cards and chessboard

Daniel Weil, “Light Box (Architectural Association)”, 1985, artist box containing: + 1 booklet (32 p. ; 23 cm.), 1 yard of fabric,, 6 A4s drawings, tin copper, wire, plastic cards and chessboard. Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Daniel Weil, “Light Box (Architectural Association)”, 1985, artist box containing: + 1 booklet (32 p. ; 23 cm.), 1 yard of fabric,, 6 A4s drawings, tin copper, wire, plastic cards and chessboard. Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Daniel Weil, “Bag radio”, 1983, screen-printed and heat-sealed PVC, with analogue radio components and steel rod stand, 320 × 450 × 70 mm, courtesy Pentagram Design LTD

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

Lucie Stahl, “Abercrombie Workout”, 2014, inkjet print and collage on aluminium back-frame, 1670 x 1200 mm, Courtesy the artist.

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

HR Giger, “Drawing Expanded”, 1988, wax, oil, neocolour, crayon, carbon pencil on photocopy, signed 420 x 300 mm

HR Giger, “Drawing Expanded”, 1988, wax, oil, neocolour, crayon, carbon pencil on photocopy, signed 420 x 300 mm

 

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Wols, Boxed portfolio of drawings and watercolours, plus 82 page book, 1964, 305 x 265 mm, published by Misuzu Shobo, Japan

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Guanto Erba”, glove, grass.

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Guanto Erba”, glove, grass.

"WOLS, Photograph", Laszlo Glozer, 1978

“WOLS, Photograph”, Laszlo Glozer, 1978

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

“Habitat” (with World Food Books) curated by Joshua Petherick & Matt Hinkley, installation view, Minerva, Sydney, 15 November – 20 December, 2014

Piero Gilardi, catalogue, 1967, published by Gallery Sonnabend, Paris, plus loose-leaf press photographs and photo transparency

Piero Gilardi, catalogue, 1967, published by Gallery Sonnabend, Paris, plus loose-leaf press photographs and photo transparency

Piero Gilardi, catalogue, 1967, published by Gallery Sonnabend, Paris, plus loose-leaf press photographs and photo transparency

Piero Gilardi, catalogue, 1967, published by Gallery Sonnabend, Paris, plus loose-leaf press photographs and photo transparency

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Guanto Erba” (detail), glove, grass, courtesy the artist

Cinzia Ruggeri, “Guanto Erba” (detail), glove, grass, courtesy the artist

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984

Alessandro Mendini and Anna Gili, “Nulla”, 1984, video documentation of performance, Firenze 1984