Exhibition | Art as a Verb | MUMA

Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013, photo courtesy of Jamie North and Kaldor Public Art Projects

Clark Beaumont, Coexisting 2013, photo courtesy of Jamie North and Kaldor Public Art Projects

Art as a Verb at Monash University Museum of Art.

Exhibition Dates: 3 October – 16 December 2014

Opening function: Saturday 4 October 2014, 3-5pm

About the Exhibition | Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its departure point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond. Drawing upon the unbridled energy and anarchy of fluxus and happenings, and looking back to a moment when art dematerialised, Art as a Verb presents a range of projects from the 1960s to today that challenge the traditional role of the artist and the site of the museum. What constitutes the work of an artist? How do the varying roles of an artist (as instigator, facilitator, teacher, performer, consumer or visionary) fit within broader society? And how does the museum support art forms that function beyond the art object? Bringing together artworks from a wide range of Australian and international practitioners, Art as a Verb will feature documentation of actions and performances, situational pieces, instructional works, manifestoes and  interactive props.

Artists | Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Bas Jan Ader, Paweł Althamer & Artur Zmijewski, Francis Alÿs, Billy Apple, John Baldessari, Brown Council, Catherine or Kate, Clark Beaumont, Martin Creed, DAMP, John Davis, George Egerton-Warburton, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Emily Floyd, Ceal Floyer, Heath Franco, Alicia Frankovich, Andrea Fraser, Ryan Gander, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Matthew Griffin, Bianca Hester, Hi Red Center, Christopher L G Hill, Tehching Hsieh, Tim Johnson,Allan Kaprow, Peter Kennedy, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Anastasia Klose, Laresa Kosloff, Jirí Kovanda, George Kuchar, George Maciunas, Basim Magdy, Paul McCarthy, David McDiarmid, Ian Milliss, Kate Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Rose Nolan, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Ariel Orozco, Deborah Ostrow, Mike Parr, Campbell Patterson, Kenny Pittock, Stuart Ringholt, Sarah Rodigari, Robert Rooney, Martha Rosler, Eva Rothschild, Tony Schwensen, Jill Scott, Katerina Šedá, Christian Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gabrielle de Vietri and Franz West

Curatorium | Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker & Patrice Sharkey

Public Programs Doing Things With Art: Readings and Performances

Saturday 11 October 2014, 2-4pm

As part of the opening weekend of the Melbourne Festival, MUMA will present an afternoon of live events. See the MUMA website for details.