It’s nothing… Ben-Ary and Harwood’s Immaterial

Vahri Mckenzie

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3 essays engaging with Adorno’s ‘Essay as Form’, tacking between art and scholarship. Each explores the topic signalled and reveals how essay form itself enables creative engagement.
‘It’s Nothing’: art essay responding to Gemma Ben-Ary and Mandy Harwood’s exhibition Immaterial exploring overlooked feminine materials.
In keeping with Adorno’s perspectives, simultaneously committed to intellectual inquiry through treatment of facts and the significance of responsive experience. ‘It’s Nothing’ reveals connections between care, labour, and value in the artists’ work as well as the gendered nature of undervalued (caring) labour through reference to other invisible and overlooked labour in women’s literature and my own position as a woman artist and scholar.
An invited contribution. ‘It’s Nothing’: accompanies Ben-Ary and Harwood’s exhibition (Spectrum Project Space) available in print during exhibition and on the website.
Original languageEnglish
TypeIntroduction for exhibition
Number of pages4
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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