Disquieting, disturbing and fantastical Hyper Real takes over the NGA

By Van Badham

Hyper Real exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is creepy, weird and revels in strangeness

To be “hyper real” – the National Gallery of Australia's latest exhibition is somewhat at pains to explain – is to go “beyond, over” our expectations of the genre of realism.

Displaying more than 50 works from an international selection of artists, and including new commissions from local ones, the collection revels in the strangeness that can be provoked in the “liminal” territory between precise replication, and artistic fantasy.

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