Research Collaboration with The Frick Collection

April - August  2017

This practical hands on research focusses on the radiographic documentation of the 15th and 16th century Italian small bronzes in the Frick Collection and investigates the expressive potentials inherent in radiographic imaging processes and other conservation and curatorial research tools.

Imagery created through the application of processes conventionally understood as diagnostic tools employed in the medical treatment of the living, brings to mind associations between these bronze small figures and the field of contemporary medicine. 

This furthers Hazewinkel’s interests in the very particular, often unconscious, empathic intimacy that we share with sculptural representations of the human form and more broadly his interest in the relationships between photographic imaging and the history of figurative sculpture.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.