Tag Archive for Monash University Museum of Art

Lecture | Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev | Boiler Room Lecture at Monash

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Monash University Museum of Art [MUMA], in association with Monash Art, Design and Architecture [MADA], present a special lecture by Italian-American curator, author and researcher Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of the 14th Istanbul Biennial 2015 and Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. Christov-Bakargiev was named 2012’s most powerful person in the art world by Art Review’s Power 100 listings. She was Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA (13), which took place in Kassel, Germany, and extended to workshops, seminars and exhibitions in Alexandria, Egypt; Kabul, Afghanistan;…

Exhibition | Fiona Connor: Wallworks | MUMA

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Fiona Connor: Wallworks at MUMA from 18 July – 20 September 2014 Opening event: Saturday 19 July 2014, 3-5pm With opening remarks by Professor Edwina Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice-President, Monash University at 3.30pm Presented across the entire museum, Wallworks is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by New Zealand-born, Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor. The exhibition sees Connor work with the Monash University Collection and associated works to recreate the location and installation of a number of artworks that hang in offices, lecture theatres and public spaces across…

Panel Discussion and Book Readings | Concrete | MUMA

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Panel Discussion: Concrete Panel: Rueben Berg, Dr Nurin Veis and Professor Alistair Thomson To coincide with Concrete this panel discussion will interrogate some of the exhibition’s key themes and concerns. Guest panellists include: Rueben Berg, co-founder and Director of Indigenous Architecture Victoria, Dr Nuris Veis, Manager Scienceworks and Professor Alistair Thomson, Head of School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University. The panel discussion will be convened by Geraldine Barlow, Senior Curator MUMA. Date: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday 11 June 2014 Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus FREE event, bookings required muma.rsvp@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217  Book…

Lunchtime Artist Talks at MUMA exhibition ‘Concrete’

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Artist talks at MUMA’s new exhibition Concrete About the Exhibition | MUMA’s second exhibition for 2014, Concrete brings together the work of sixteen 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 Callum Morton and Nicholas Mangan Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014 Time:12.30-1.15pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus FREE…

Exhibition | Concrete | Monash University Museum of Art

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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…

Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

Image credit: Stuart Ringholt, Club Purple (detail) 2014. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day Stuart Ringholt is one of Australia’s most fearless contemporary artists. His practice has involved leading audiences in naturist gallery tours, anger workshops, and performances that place the artist in embarrassing situations. Here Ringholt will discuss the two major new commissions for his exhibition Kraft – a monumentally scaled and temporally askew clock and Club Purple, a nude daytime disco – in the context of his expansive practice. Date: Wednesday 9 April 2014, 12.30 – 1.30pm Venue: Building G, G1.04, Faculty of Art Design…

Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt – limited places remaining

Image credit: Preceded by a tour of the show by artist Stuart Ringholt, 4-5pm (the artist will be naked. Those who wish to join the tour must also be naked. Adults Only.) 2011. Performance still, MCA, Sydney, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery.

Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt –  limited places remaining Join artist Stuart Ringholt for a nude tour of his solo exhibition Kraft.  Ringholt will commence the private tour with an introduction to his practice spanning over 15 years and finish with a dancing session in ‘Club Purple’, his nude disco in the museum. Bookings are essential, participants will be required to be naked during the tour. This is an 18+ event Date: Wednesday 2 April 2014 Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art Free: Booking essential email  mumarsvp@monash.edu…

Exhibition | Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century at MUMA

Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle wheel 1913 reconstructed 1964 painted wooden stool and bicycle wheel National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1973

Arguably the most influential artistic development of the twentieth century, the readymade was set in motion one hundred years ago when Marcel Duchamp mounted an upturned bicycle wheel on a stool. Duchamp’s conversion of unadorned, everyday objects into fine art completely inverted how artistic practice was considered. Suddenly, art was capable of being everywhere and in everything. It was a revolutionary moment in modern art and the ripples from this epochal shift still resonate today. Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century pays tribute to Duchamp’s innovation, including two key examples…

MUMA Exhibition and Public Programs | Direct Democracy

Direct Democracy (Raquelle Ormella, 'Poetic possibilities' 2012)

About the Exhibition Direct Democracy explores the changing nature of our engagement with the democratic tradition and looks to the emergence of new democratic models. The exhibition reflects contemporary social movements, unrest and the desire for change; modelling key social dynamics and possible futures. In Direct Democracy destruction and resistance are connected with the need to collaborate and rebuild. Recent political shifts such as the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis and movements such as Occupy are considered in relation to earlier struggles for autonomy and self-definition, as well as…

Exhibitions at MUMA Feb-April 2013 | Richard Bell, Daniel Crooks, Larissa Kosloff

Richard Bell, An uppity school girl 2008. Image via MUMA

Richard Bell is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities; he was born in 1953 in Charleville, Queensland, and lives and works in Brisbane. Lessons on Etiquette and Manners is the artist’s first in-depth presentation in Melbourne.

Working with humour and agit-prop activism, Bell’s writings, paintings and videos instruct his audience on the assumptions and false histories surrounding race politics in Australia.

Exhibitions at MUMA | Artists’ Proof #1 and Emily Floyd Sculpture

Ash Keating, The west park proposition, 2012

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA Opening function: Saturday 6 October, 3.00 – 5.00pm,  Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus With opening remarks at 3.30pm by Professor Edward Byrne, AO Vice-Chancellor & President, Monash University Artists’ Proof #1 Exhibition dates: 1 October – 15 December 2012 Artists: Sarah Byrne, Alicia Frankovich, Newell Harry, Joyce Hinterding, David Jolly, Jonathan Jones, Ash Keating, Elizabeth Newman and Rose Nolan Curatorium: Geraldine Barlow, Max Delany, Francis Parker, Patrice Sharkey The inaugural edition of a new exhibition series, Artists’ Proof #1 explores current positions in…

Pop Up Lecture Cycle | John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1945-2012

Mike Kelley, Day is done, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2005

John C. Welchman on Mike Kelley: 1954-2012 Wednesday 22 August  2012 at MUMA, NGV and Ian Potter Museum of Art A pop-up lecture cycle on the life and work of celebrated Los Angeles contemporary artist Mike Kelley delivered by co-director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Kelley scholar, Professor John C. Welchman, University of California San Diego. The cycle of three public lectures are a collaboration between Monash University, National Gallery of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. Extracurricular activities: Mike Kelley’s Day is Done (2005) 10am – 12 noon Venue:…

Symposium | Impresario: Paul Taylor – Art & Text – POPISM

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Impresario: Paul Taylor | Art & Text | POPISM Paul Taylor (1957-1992) was the founding editor and publisher of the internationally renowned art journal Art & Text. He was also an influential critic and curator who had a dynamic impact on the discourse and practice of visual arts. This symposium celebrates and reflects upon his life and achievements. It explores Taylor’s legacy and example by investigating his impact and enduring influence on Australian visual culture through the many aspects of his work: as a publisher, curator and critic, and advocate of post-structuralist…

Forum and Talks | Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art

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Events for Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art Forum: The Archive and the Limits of Representation The exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art Liquid Archive traces connections between traditional notions of the archive, emerging technologies, and the ways in which memory and personal experience are incorporated into larger histories. The panel will discuss a number of works in the exhibition that engage directly with the limits of representation and the difficulty of responding to sites of trauma and loss. Date: Tuesday 14 August 2012 Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art MUMA…

Exhibitions | New exhibitions at MUMA Liquid Archive and Pretty Air and Useful Things

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MUMA exhibitions July to September 2012 Liquid Archive | Pretty Air and Useful Things Exhibition Dates: 19 July – 22 September 2012 Opening Function: 3.00 – 5.00pm, Saturday 21 July 2012 Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus Opening remarks at 4.00pm by Nikos Papastergiadis, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne Pre-opening: A welcome and blessing of Joyce Campbell’s project Te Taniwha will take place at 2.30pm See the website for more detail http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/ About the exhibitions Liquid Archive Curator: Geraldine Barlow Artists: Laurence Aberhart | Bashir Baraki |…