The group exhibition Homo sacer: life unlawed at La Trobe Art Institute, guest curated and featuring works by Nick Modrzewski has been reviewed by Sofia Skobeleva for Memo.
“In Homo Sacer: Life Unlawed, guest curators Nick Modrzewski and Jack Ky Tan put the law and its administrators on an operating table to expose its insides and investigate its outsides. Homo sacer, as the wall text explains, is a Roman law concept of a sacred man who has been removed from society for committing a crime and who is too impure to be sacrificed to the gods yet is free to be killed by anyone else with impunity. The mischievous spirit of the law even merges in the meaning of sacer, which translates as both “sacrosanct” and “cursed or rotten.””
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