When: 30 April - 25 May
Where: MOP Projects, 2/39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of corporate symbolism of our culture.
Parallax Plaza, the latest solo exhibition from emerging Sydney artist Marilyn Schneider, confronts a future absorbed in commercial self-indulgence – something that’s not hard to imagine given the sheer amount of urban growth occurring today. In a series of installations, Schneider unveils the sinister corporate underbelly beneath the surge of glossy, urban developments. In one work, she reconstructs the Barangaroo site, including the promenade, casino and entire architecture with synthetic and industrial materials.
Not only does Schneider uncover the more unforgiving elements of contemporary urbanisation, she also contextualises other forms of entertainment (like the TAB) as manipulative frameworks that hinder us from experiencing true reality. In this exhibition architecture and entertainment have merged together as a dual body, dubbed by the artist as ‘architainment’, which begs the question: what does this transformation really mean for us and our relationship with the urban environment?
Come down and be a part of this exhibition, immerse yourself in Schneider’s work and find out how her brain whirrs.
By Amelia Zhou