Some of us strive for it, some of us even attain it, but perfection is often a fleeting, illusive and damaging ideal. Emerging from its sister gallery off-shoot in Melbourne, Perfection investigates the concept through a typically eclectic variety of informative strands covering philosophy, ethnicity, genetics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence and consumer psychology.
There’s Graham (Patricia Piccinini), a neckless creation to show what we would look like if we were to withstand a low speed crash. Meet Orlan, the French artist known for the radical act of changing her appearance with plastic surgery in the name of art.
Similar to the self-portraits of Cindy Sherman, Orlan uses her face and body as malleable tools for shifting identities. Symbiotic Ones (Jane Sverdrupsen) explores the notion that many couples look similar to one while Morphoteque #15 (Driessens and Verstappen) reflects the human urge for standardisation within food.
Until Sunday October 6