11 February – 12 March 2000


Julia Gorman
David Jolly
Ricky Swallow

“The Exhibition Brand New MasterCopy is a result of UKS’ participation in Melbourne International Biennal 1999. UKS cooperated with the gallery 200 Gertrude Street and met an artistic milieu that appealed directly to UKS’ ideas of art and art mediation, and further cooperation was a natural consequence. Brand New Master Copy presents three of Melbourne’s most exciting and innovative contemporary artists, all of them working across techniques as painting, sculpture, and installation.

The exhibition shows a range of works which in different ways processes and plays with the relationship between technology and craftsmanship, while at the same time having clear references to pop, hip hop, and rave. The title of the exhibition reflects upon the artists’ exploration of the concept of “cover versions”, meticulously re-enacting and adapting original objects and phenomenons to a new object or phenomenon: a Brand New Master Copy.”

Jørn Mortensen

[excerpt, translated]

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