Life can be tough. Sometimes, things gets better. Sometimes, they don't. That's the seesaw we're all riding, the ebbing and flowing waves we're all surfing, and the merry-go-round we're all on. Yep, there's plenty of ways to describe the ups and downs we all experience, and just as many sayings that try to offer hope as well. UQ Art Museum's latest exhibition addresses one of them in its moniker: The Dust Never Settles.
We've all heard the phrase "when the dust settles". But, what if it doesn't? Recognising the reality of human existence, that's the idea at the heart of their latest showcase. From April 13 to July 30, nearly 30 artists will probe just what it means when a better future doesn't come, conflict remains, and problems still simmer across 73 art works spanning everything from prints to etchings to video installations.
Image: Angelica Mesiti, born 1976 Sydney, New South Wales. Lives and works Paris, France and Sydney, New South Wales. The Calling (video still), 2013–2014. Three-channel High Definition digital video, sound. Duration: 00:35:36, edition A/P 2. Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.