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Heide Museum of Modern Art is currently showcasing their extensive collection of artworks that have been acquired since 2000. The collection demonstrates the generosity of donors and a positive response to Heide's integration of modernist and contemporary art.
The exhibition 21st Century Heide: The collection since 2000 runs until 14th June, 2015 and is installed across all three Heide buildings.
I loved viewing the works of Albert Tucker in Heide's The Truth in Masquerade exhibition (see my review here) and I also enjoyed strolling through the gardens. The exhibition of the Collection is also a fascinating one.
21st Century Heide offers the opportunity to view contemporary art drawn from the collection across all three Heide buildings. The artworks reveal the material and conceptual diversity characterised by contemporary artists. In Heide III, one room focusses on the nature of physical perception, while the one room-size installation of Kathy Temin's work is directed towards the physical experience of the viewer.
For me, Kathy Temin's installation Indoor Monument: Hard Dis-play 1995 - 2009, was one of the most striking and intriguing pieces. The work is a sculptural manifestation of Frank Stella's 'Die Fahne Hoch'.
Several large contemporary sculptures occupy the spaces of Heide I. They invoke the element of surprise which is what visitors to the gallery would have experienced in early years seeing new art in the home of Sunday and John Reed.
The focus is very much Australian contemporary art. Some of the artists featuring in the exhibition include; Rose Nolan, Gareth Sansom, Mirka Mora, Kim Donaldson, Callum Morton, Micky Allan, Daniel Crook, Daniel von Sturmer, Jacky Redgate, David Thomas, Del Kathryn Barton, and Sam Atyeo.
Heide Museum of Modern Art is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, at 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen.