Professional wrestling is a strange beast. Not quite sport, not quite theatre, it exists in a grey area between forms as a sincere, misunderstood, and yet incredibly self-aware art form. ‘Wrestlemania’ is an examination of this compelling and dynamic entertainment by 20 contemporary sculptors, painters, cartoonists and new media artists responding to wrestling in all its spectacle, psychology and humour.
Featuring Tony Albert, ChiliPhilly, Leah Emery, Erica Gray, Julia Higgs, Drew Connor Holland, Patricia Hoffie, Peter Hudson, Freya Jobbins, Locust Jones, Ed Luce, Euan Macleod, Paul Mumme, Philjames, Ben Quilty, Bruce Reynolds, Jack Rodgers, Monica Rohan, Lale Westvind, and Manda Wolf.
Curated by Jonathan McBurnie.
Image: Freya Jobbins (b. 1965) BATMAN MASK 2019, plastic assemblage, 22 x 16 x 6 cm. Courtesy the artist.