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An exhibition presented by Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary at Chifley Tower in Sydney. Alexander's installation of meticulously rendered car paintings with a poignant twist and a powerful message has an awe-inspiring physical presence.

Press Release

Life of Sand: Vanitas and the fragility of life - A reflection on the work of Giles Alexander.
Prof. James Arvanitakis, Western Sydney University.

In Ancient Greece the Stoics – a school of philosophy very different to the contemporary meaning of the word ‘stoic’ – presented a worldview that remains relevant today: we should live our lives, treat our relations and friends, and order our affairs, …

Life of Sand: Vanitas and the fragility of life - A reflection on the work of Giles Alexander.
Prof. James Arvanitakis, Western Sydney University.

In Ancient Greece the Stoics – a school of philosophy very different to the contemporary meaning of the word ‘stoic’ – presented a worldview that remains relevant today: we should live our lives, treat our relations and friends, and order our affairs, as if today is our last. In preparing for our death through our everyday actions, we acknowledge the fragility of our existence and those around us. In so doing, we celebrate life!
Ignoring our imminent …

Location

Chifley Tower
2 Chifley Place
Sydney, NSW, AU