Allegoria Sacra

The Art Gallery presents the Australian premiere of Allegoria Sacra by the internationally celebrated artist collective AES+F. This spectacular video work is, in essence, a digital painting which seduces and overwhelms the viewer through its visual and aural splendor. Allegoria Sacra is inspired and named after a painting by the Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini, which is believed to represent purgatory. In purgatory all souls wait for the Last Judgment. For AES+F, the modern international airport, as a place where people are suspended in time and place, is the contemporary allegory for purgatory. Allegoria Sacra (see trailer after the jump) is now on view until June 3, 2012 at The Art Gallery of South Australia.