Canberra

Exhibition: Hyper Real

WARNING THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE EXHIBITION

The National Gallery of Australia is hosting Hyper Real until 18 February 2018 and it’s an absolute must-see for all art loving folks, or those who like things a little outside of the norm.

Dubbed the most extraordinary exhibition to be held at the NGA, Hyper Real is filled with thought provoking and emotive work sure to leave you thinking about it long after leaving the gallery.

It’s humanity amplified. The real, and the surreal challenges and what it means to be a human in the 21st century.

Featuring a levitating man, a genetically engineered baby and towering giants… this is one amazing exhibition of uncanny figures painted silicon skin, glass eyes, human hair and cutting-edge digital art.

Hyper Real provokes reflection, fascination, fear and joy. From eerily lifelike sculptures to out-of-this-world virtual reality, this major exhibition charts the evolution of hyperrealism into the 21st century. A compelling chronicle of the cycles of life and our constant need for connection, Hyper Real explores the fundamental question: ‘what makes us human?’ – NGA

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The artists included in this exhibition are early American pioneers George Segal, John De Andrea and Duane Hanson, celebrated Australian artists Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, international masters Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Berlinde de Bruyckere (Belgium), Evan Penny (Canada), Sun Yuan and Peng Yu (China) and many more.

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Watch the teaser promotion video here.

Visit the National Gallery website for more videos, details on the different themes of this exhibition, tickets and open times.

Also, check out Hyper Real Nights – on tonight!

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