Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
04 May 1994 to 20 May 1994
Jean Baudrillard was internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading intellectuals. Born in 1929 in France, he rose to prominence as a philosopher, sociologist, cultural theorist and political commentator in the 1980s and 90s. His published works were considered part of the poststructuralist philosophical school, along with the works of Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. Baudrillard died in 2007.
In 1981, Baudrillard began to explore photography, using his art to further express his philosophical ideas. He saw photography as a means to capture a world that existed in paradox from reality – a ‘radically non-objective’ world.