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Title Art Nation: Ron Mueck Exhibition/Art And Alzheimer's/Ego Lemos
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary This week on Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone looks at the Ron Mueck exhibition, one of the NGV's highlights for 2010; the story of John Little, a 69-year-old with Alzheimer's and how art helps him with his dementia; and musician Ego Lemos performs in the studio with his remarkable voice and shows the tremendous talent he has to offer Indigenous music in Australia and the world. Ron Mueck exhibitionFenella Kernebone talks to Ron Mueck's agent and collector Anthony d'Offay about Mueck's sculptures which faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but which also play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images. Mueck is a shy man who loathes the media, but d'Offay is world famous and very articulate. The NGV exhibition will present 12 major works by Australian-born, London-based artist Mueck. Drawn from Australian and international collections, the exhibition includes Dead Dad 1996/7, the piece which catapulted him to fame. This will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Mueck's work ever mounted in Australia. In addition to these there will be four new pieces created specifically for this exhibition.Art and Alzheimer'sA great initiative in Port Macquarie is focusing on helping people with Alzheimer's. John Little is 69 years old and has Alzheimer's. For the past few months he has been attending art classes and has 'apparently' become really good. He has gone from being quite depressed to painting all day. He even spent a day as an 'artist in residence' at a local store! The story uses research presented at a conference held in Port Macquarie in October about Alzheimer's and art.Ego LemosRegarded as a significant East Timorese community member, Ego Lemos has lived through three tumultuous periods of his nation's history. He has interpreted and modernised some of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching traditional melodies from his nation's history, and produced a wreath of original songs in East Timor's lingua-franca, Tetum. He sings about issues such as the centrality of water to life, praises the nation's peasant farmers in their unceasing toil, and urges his people to remain positive and strive for unity. Lemos won the 2009 APRA Screen Award for 'Best Original Song Composed for the Screen' for his song Balibo written for the film of the same name
Event Broadcast 2010-02-21 at 17:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Art appreciation.
Dementia -- Patients.
Krumping.
Painting in art.
Sculpture in art.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Ariki, Sean, contributor
Benson, Namila, contributor
Coutts, Marg, contributor
Deguara, Jimmy, contributor
D'Offay, Anthony, contributor
Jelsma, Judy, contributor
Kernebone, Fenella, host
Little, Carla, contributor
Moir, Nick, contributor
Moir, Nick, contributor
Sen Mu, Fu, contributor
Vaughan, Gerard, contributor