The cosmic and the rural co-exist in creative couple’s work

David Jensz: Cosmic Speculations. Wendy Teakel: Land: Place: Site (variation one). Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Until April 28.

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David Jensz: Genesis, 2018 in Cosmic Speculations at Belconnen Arts Centre. 

A few months ago, at the Barbican Centre in London, the sprawling exhibition Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde was held.

It was an immensely ambitious exhibition, whose central theme was the co-existence of creative couples – artists living together – sometimes one person absorbing all of the creative energies of the other, on other occasions, artists co-existing and following their own parallel creative trajectories.

Examples of the latter, of creative couples who lasted together for a number of decades, included Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, Sonia Delaunay and Robert Delaunay, Varvara Stepanova and Alexander Rodchenko, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp.




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