1980 | Tools of Coincidence

Title: ‘Tools of Coincidence’
Material: oil/canvas, six pairs
Dimension: each pair 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm
Year: 1980

Artwork Title: SET / ‘Tools of Coincidence’ Material: oil/canvas, six pairs Dimension: each pair 30.5 cm x 45.7 cm Year: 1980

‘Tools of Coincidence’, installation view

 

Tools of Coincidence 1

Tools of Coincidence 1

Tools of Coincidence 2

Tools of Coincidence 2

Tools of Coincidence 3

Tools of Coincidence 3

Tools of Coincidence 4

Tools of Coincidence 4

Tools of Coincidence 5

Tools of Coincidence 5

Tools of Coincidence 6

Tools of Coincidence 6

Installation View

Installation View, NGV, 2013, centre: Tools of Coincidence, 1980 (Tyndal, Dunn, Persson)

 

Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013

“Remembered as a decade of big hair, shoulder pads, music videos and an art market boom, the 1980s was a period in which artists took up a diverse range of aesthetic positions not merely as stylistic options but as trenchantly argued ethical choices. Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style explores a decade of dynamic change in contemporary art and culture, from appropriation and sampling in painting and music to the DIY aesthetics of post-punk music, art and fashion; and from postmodern critiques of history, authorship and originality to postcolonial revisions of Australian history and identity.” – Max Delany (Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, NGV)