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PISSING

SANJA PAHOKI

Exhibition: 20 September - October 7, 2017

This exhibition is about pissing. It was conceived in response to the smell of urine in the alleyways of Melbourne. TCB Art Inc. is located in such a
place. The downstairs entrance to the gallery sometimes reeks of piss, especially in summer in the stinking heat.

If art is a form of communication, my message is, ‘guys, please, don’t piss in public places, please, use a toilet, please.’

After seeing this art exhibition, if one person thinks twice when next they want to urinate in a public place, then this exhibition would have been a success and it would have been worth it. If it makes no difference to the pissing in public, especially around TCB Art Inc., then I have failed.

This is art with a little ‘p’ hoping to have a big ‘P’ impact. ;-)

Sanja Pahoki is a current PhD candidate at Monash University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology and philosophy from the
University of Melbourne. She completed a BFA (Honours) in 2000 and an MFA in 2006 at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her work has been widely exhibited nationally including at Heide Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and Queensland University of Technology and internationally in Tokyo, Shanghai, Vienna, Berlin, Paris and Rotterdam. Pahoki was a committee member of Kings Artist Run Initiative and a studio
artist at Gertrude Contemporary. In 2008 and 2012, she attended a studio residency in Reykjavik, Iceland and undertook an Australia Council residency in Helsinki in 2010. She teaches at the VCA&MCM, University of Melbourne and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

 

Image:  Sanja Pahoki | PISSING, 2017

 

This exhibition is part of TCB’s Prolegomenon series supported by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Program, Creative Victoria and Hells Kitchen, which encourages intergenerational exchange between emerging and established artist.

TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.

 

 

 

                                                 

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