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  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image (with Simon Wright and Magdalene Keaney)|The World 2004–2010, Digital C-type- person with face hidden holding gun in front of camo netting

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image (with Simon Wright and Magdalene Keaney)|The World 2004–2010, Digital C-type

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image (with Simon Wright and Magdalene Keaney)|The World 2004–2010, Digital C-type - two women in dust masks

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image (with Simon Wright and Magdalene Keaney)|The World 2004–2010, Digital C-type - two women in dust masks

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image in colour of 3 people in military uniform

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Image (with Simon Wright and Magdalene Keaney)|The World 2004–2010, Digital C-type| 3 people in military uniform

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Riot police|Lead Graphic| Photograph of Riot police on suburban street

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Riot police|Lead Graphic

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Photograph in colour, Crowding- Red Riot, image out of focus

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Photograph in colour, Crowding- Red Riot

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Installation View of metal style body armour| Photography by Felipe Fonseca- two people in conversation, beside armour

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Installation View of metal style body armour| Photography by Felipe Fonseca

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Installation View of fabric vexed parka| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition| Installation View of fabric vexed parka| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka-embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec| naive embroidery with threads left unfinished

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka- embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka- and reference to military | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka- and reference to military | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: public stitching into embroidery wall interactive installation| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: public interacting with embroidery installation| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Video installation of women speaking on apple computer screen| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Video installation| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka- butterfly embroidery - loosely tacked on with cotton thread| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up of fabric vexed parka- butterfly embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Cut shot of fabric vexed parka- embroidery, image of full length parka cut off at hips against embroidery wall

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Cut shot of fabric vexed parka- embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Side view of vexed parka- embroidery |Photography by Felipe Fonseca, person gazing at park a hood

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Side view of vexed parka- embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: back close-up view of vexed parka- embroidery | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Side view of vexed parka- embroidery with audience | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up Interactive wall installation- embroidery with audience, showing a person stitching in to wall

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up Interactive wall installation- embroidery with audience | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up Interactive wall installation- public stitching into quilted wall with embroidery skein | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Close-up Interactive wall installation- public stitching into wall | Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Exhibition Private View, photograph narrative strip| Photography by Felipe Fonsec-

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Exhibition Private View, photograph narrative strip| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

  • eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Exhibition space, photographs and Vexed Parka| Photography by Felipe Fonseca- angle shot of parka from a distance including intersecting walls with photographs

    eX de Medici/Vexed Generation Exhibition|Photo: Exhibition space, photographs and Vexed Parka| Photography by Felipe Fonsec

eX de Medici/Vexed Generation

8 December 2010–29 January 2011

This exhibition paired a selection of Australian artist eX de Medici’s photographic archive The World 2004–2010, with a installation by British clothing and accessory designers Vexed Generation of their Vexed Parka in three parts. Though having never met, working in divergent media and living on opposite sides of the planet, both eX de Medici and Vexed Generation respond to observations and experiences of the continually changing world in which we live. Both considering the effect of economic, environmental and political situations on the individual and the community, both ultimately calling for stability and sustainability through their creative practices. eX de Medici is one of the most important and acclaimed contemporary artists of the Australia/Pacific region. Her project, The World, is an archive of images numbering many thousands, gathered by photographing televised broadcasts off-screen. De Medici describes these images as a ‘basic resource’, which she offers for open-ended interpretation through curatorial intervention.

The idea of a shared authorship between artist and curator is an essential component of a presentation of The World. The World can be exhibited in any number of physical manifestations, determined anew each time by the curator with whom de Medici collaborates.

Vexed Generation designers Adam Thorpe and Joe Hunter became well known in the 1990s for ‘socially responsive’ clothing and accessories, which aimed to improve an individual’s experience of the urban environment. For this exhibition their Vexed Parka, originally produced in 1994 in response to the Criminal Justice Act, is presented in three states – the Vexed Ballistic Nylon Parka, the Vexed Senninbari Parka and the Vexed Reflective Parka – each marking an evolution in their thinking and design practice to 2010.

eX de Medici/Vexed Generation was curated for Fashion Space Gallery by Magdalene Keaney.