Sarah Contos’ ‘Nikola Teska Sends Theda Bara To Mars’ at the National Gallery of Australia

5th May 2018

Sarah Contos’ new suspension work ‘Nikola Teska Sends Theda Bara To Mars’ opened at the National Gallery of Australia on Friday. This ambitious and dramatic arial installation will transform the NGA foyer with cinematic tableaus replete with nostalgia and glamour. Made possible by the recently launched Balnaves Contemporary Intervention Series, a multi-year commissioning platform which provides leading artists with the opportunity to present innovative works not previously deemed possible, the installation will remain on view until 24 September.

(image: Sarah Contos 'Nikola Teska Sends Theda Bara To Mars', 2017-18 (detail))