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July 1, 2019

Anna Schwartz Gallery presents a new body of work by Australian artist Emily Floyd: Anti-totalitarian Vectors.

Anna Schwartz Gallery is delighted to present Anti-totalitarian Vectors, a new body of work by Australian artist Emily Floyd. Born into a family of toymakers, Floyd works in sculpture, printmaking and public installation. She is renowned for her text-based sculptures and pedagogically inspired works that combine a strong focus on visual qualities with an interest in the legacies of modernism.

Anti-totalitarian Vectors is a series of sculptures that blend childhood space with political philosophy, activating the urgent legacy of twentieth century anti-totalitarian struggle.

Anna Schwartz Gallery is delighted to present Anti-totalitarian Vectors, a new body of work by Australian artist Emily Floyd. Born into a family of toymakers, Floyd works in sculpture, printmaking and public installation. She is renowned for her text-based sculptures and pedagogically inspired works that combine a strong focus on visual qualities with an interest in the legacies of modernism.

Anti-totalitarian Vectors is a series of sculptures that blend childhood space with political philosophy, activating the urgent legacy of twentieth century anti-totalitarian struggle. The exhibition is conceived as a compendium of typographic artefacts and objects which together form a ‘library and garden of medicinal herbs’, dedicated to the Hungarian philosopher and core member of The Budapest School, Ágnes Heller.

It will include a large-scale, 1.5m high Owl of Minerva sculpture cast in aluminium, a family of cast bronze Umlauts, and Monoliths: free-standing, aluminium forms over 2.5m in height that feature abstractions of original book covers by The Budapest School.

13 July – 17 August, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

IMAGE:

Emily Floyd, Umlauts, 2019 (detail)

Cast bronze with black patina.

Set of three sculptures: (B) 61 x 43 x 15 cm; (C) 40.5 x 27.9 x 10 cm; (A) 81 x 55.8 x 20 cm.

Edition of 4.

Photo: Dane Lovett

©Emily Floyd.

Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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