|Target Work - wall text installation- 2000|
Installed at the MCA, Sydney, as part of the Sporting Life exhibition in conjunction with the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Text forms the central focus of Richard Grayson's site-specific
museum installations. Target Work (2000) takes its cue from sporting phrases
that find currency within the global corporate arena. Playfully drawing
attention to the relationship of sport and capitalism, their presentation
as giant roundels evokes diverse associations (production targets, for example)
as well as Olympic symbolism via the use of gold, silver and bronze. Grayson's
targets read as hectoring cries to action, at once mimicking and undermining
modern sports rhetoric.
Rachel Kent MCA