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Yannick Demmerle

A drawing of a human figure. An upside down face with two skulls coming off it. The lower half looks like they are wearing pants lined with ejaculating penises.

Yeah, I’m young, fit, but also handsome, brilliant and virile. Do we really need to be nice?
—Yannick Demmerle

Yannick has been artist in residence in our library. He’s arrested us with his energy and intensity. There’s no self-effacing irony for Yannick; no false artistic modesty: when he makes art, he means it.

During his time at Mona he’s made a series of large works on paper, a new direction in his practice about which he is tremendously excited.

Curated by Olivier Varenne

Image: Untitled #8 (detail), 2012 Yannick Demmerle. Image courtesy of the artist and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

  • When:

    19 September 2012–11 March 2013