Exhibition Dates | 3 May – 5 July 2014
Curator | Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow
Opening event: Saturday 10 May 2014, 3-5pm at Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus
Concrete: a solid state, a construction material, something known or true.
MUMA’s second exhibition for 2014, Concrete brings together the work of twelve artists, both Australian and international. The exhibition explores the concrete, or the solid and its counter: change, the flow of time. As we prepare to mark the centenary of the First World War, the exhibition considers the impact of time upon built and monumental form, reading between materiality and emotion, form and memory.
Monuments reflect a desire for commemoration, truth, honour and justice. Equally, they may function to consolidate political power and national identity. Works in the exhibition locate the monumental in relation to longer cycles of construction, displacement and erasure; archaeology, geology and palaentology; the shifting politics of memory and ways to describe a history of place.
Artists | Laurence Aberhart (NZ), Jananne al-Ani (IRQ/UK), Saskia Doherty (AUS), Igor Grubic (SRB), Carlos Irijalba (ESP), Nicholas Mangan (AUS), Rä di Martino (ITY), Callum Morton (AUS), Tom Nicholson (AUS), Jamie North (AUS), Justin Trendall (AUS) and James Tylor (AUS).
A series of artists’ talks, forums and workshops will be held to coincide with Concrete. See MUMA’s website for details: www.monash.edu.au/muma