Sara Oscar (AU)

Most Wanted

18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021
Image: Sara Oscar, [Most Wanted] (detail), 2020.

Image: Sara Oscar, Most Wanted (detail), 2020.


18 February 2021 - 07 March 2021




AC/DC Lane [i]
AC/DC Ln, Melbourne
24 hrs


Wheelchair access

Most Wanted is a series of black and white portraits by artist Sara Oscar that combines historical archive images with restaged photographs. The series draws on the familiar tropes of mugshot photography, but removes its subjects from their criminological context.

By appropriating the institutional criminal photograph normally associated as evidence in a court of law, the portraits play with the idea of photograph as ‘evidence’, or, document of ‘truth’. Without captions, the images point to the fluid dispersion of images in the post-truth, internet era: are these Tinder profile photographs, fashion headshots or records of the FBI’s most wanted?

Presented by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2021

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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

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