ZILVERSTER (Goodwin & Hanenbergh)
Zilverster is a collaborative project between renowned Melbourne-based artists Sharon Goodwin and Irene Hanenbergh. Initially established in 2010 as a problem solving exercise, the collaboration has evolved into a rich practice that extends the discursive and process potentialities of each artist’s work. Zilverster creates intricate drawings, sculptural objects and spatial installations that navigate shared interests in (art) history, fantasy, cult iconography, alchemy and supernatural phenomena.
Zilverster’s work engages ideas around utopian thought, exploring actual and fictional European histories – often expressed through the Esperanto language – while playfully disturbing traditional distinctions between high and low art forms, with the inclusion of snippets of conversation between the artists and everyday minutiae as well as numerous pop-cultural references.
Zilverster is represented by Sarah Scout Presents