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Angelica Mesiti

One of Australia’s most significant moving image practitioners, Angelica Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance as a mode of storytelling. She explores the silent and the unspoken. Using performance languages she responds to the particularities of specific environments and communities through the medium of video.

Angelica Mesiti captures the artist’s exploration of non-verbal communication, especially sound and gesture.

Visit our Contemporary Galleries to experience five of Mesiti’s major works, including our recent acquisition of the artist’s video installation, The calling 2013–14. The calling explores the use of whistling languages in communities in Turkey, Greece and the Canary Islands. Through cinematic tableaux which emphasise each sideways glance and minute gesture, Mesiti presents a moving picture of an ancient means of communication threatened by modern technologies.

On show at the National Gallery of Australia until 2 April 2018

Dates and times:

From 11 January 2018 to 2 April 2018

Mon 2nd:10.00
Sun 1st:10.00
Sat 31st:10.00
Fri 30th:10.00
Thu 29th:10.00
Wed 28th:10.00
Tue 27th:10.00
Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6240 6411


National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place West
Parkes  ACT  2600


Free entry