Tag: Monash University Museum of Art

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

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

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 contemporary art through new commissions by nine outstanding contemporary artists. Artists’ Proof has been established to provide curatorial support for contemporary artists to develop new work and ambitious projects. The series supports innovative, experimental and research-based practices, by artists whose work is especially interesting or exemplifies new tendencies and modes…

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

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: Monash University Museum of Art,Lecture theatre G1.04, Monash University Mike Kelley’s epic Day is Done (2005) or Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #2–32 (2004–2005), takes the form of a rambunctious musical-cum-vaudeville video review chopped into thirty-some choreographed numbers and distributed across a series of twenty-five sculptural viewing stations, that are also locations and para-architectures, composed…

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

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 theory, and a ground-breaking impresario who forged significant national and international networks of artists, critics, gallerists and curators. Convenor Adrian Martin says that “Paul Taylor revolutionised the way we write, perform, publish and live art criticism in Australia. Fusing the most dynamic, new intellectual ideas with the most stylish forms of subcultural…

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

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 Talks: Geraldine Barlow, Kit Wise, Zoe Croggon Liquid Archive traces the ways in which contemporary artists are making connections between traditional notions of the archive and emerging technologies; incorporating memory and personal experience into larger histories. Artists Kit Wise and Zoe Croggon will discuss the way in which their respective practices…

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

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 | Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | Joyce Campbell Zoe Croggon | Mathew Jones | Leah King-Smith | Nicola Loder | Maha Maamoun | Ricky Maynard Tom Nicholson | Patrick Pound | Raqs Media Collective | Xochitl Rivera Navarrete | Zineb Sedira [The User] | Kit Wise Archives allow us to…

Public Forum | Modernism, Art and Architecture at MUMA

Modernism, art and architecture Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion teases out some of the historical and theoretical intersections underpinning contemporary art’s engagement with modernist architectural discourses. Join Vision in Motion guest curator Ann Stephen, who will discuss the exhibition, together with the legacy of modernism on art, architecture and design, with a guest panel including artist Callum Morton and architectural historian, theorist and critic Karen Burns. Dr Ann Stephen is an art historian and curator whose work spans modernism and Australian art. In 2009 she curated an exhibition on Narelle Jubelin’s work Cannibal tours, at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne to accompany Modern times: The untold story of modernism in Australia, 2008-9. Her recent exhibition and books include: On looking at looking: The art and politics of Ian Burn, 2006; Modernism & Australia: Documents on Art, Design and Architecture…

Exhibitions | MUMA exhibitions April – July 2012: Narelle Jubelin, Meijers + Walsh and Dissonant Visions

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA Exhibitions 24 April – 7 July 2012 Opening function: Saturday 28 April, 3.00-5.00pm Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion Art comes face to face with architecture in this major project by Sydney artist Narelle Jubelin. Vision in Motion animates an Australian history of modernism, presenting a survey of Jubelin’s intricately sewn petit point needlework of the past three decades alongside newly commissioned works inspired by architecture and the built environment. Guest curators: Ann Stephen and Luke Parker Meijers + Walsh | The Collector 7: The Processor of Circumstance The latest instalment of the superfiction ‘Henri Papin – The Collector’ by Hobart-based artists Meijers + Walsh. Deriving traits from literary and cinematic figures, this ongoing project examines aspects of social anthropology through the development of an obsessive character and psychological schema within a series of large…

Lecture | Ute Meta Bauer ‘(pro)Vokations’

Ute Meta Bauer (pro)Vokations Public Lecture presented by Monash University Museum of Art at the State Library of Victoria Discussing strategies of display and provocation in exhibitions by artists – from Dada to Russian Constructivism to the Independent Group – Bauer addresses aspects of exhibition history whereby artistic practice took an active voice in moments of social upheaval and political change. Ute Meta Bauer has been Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program at MIT since 2005. In September 2012 Ute Meta Bauer will assume the position of Dean of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London. For more than two decades, Bauer has worked as a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video, and sound, with a focus on trans-disciplinary formats. She was a Co-Curator of Documenta 11 (2002) on the team of…

Lecture | MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Series at SLV: Jan Verwoert

MUMA Boiler Room Lecture Series at SLV Breaking the Chain: Thoughts on trauma and transference Jan Verwoert In his lecture Breaking the Chain: Thoughts on trauma and transference Jan Verwoert will discuss the dilemma of the modern artist and intellectual by asking the question: How can we be witnesses to society’s traumata without being the next victim in the chain of trauma transferred from one generation to the next? Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of Frieze magazine and his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. Verwoert is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous (2006) and the essay collection Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want (2010). Verwoert teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute…

Monash Museum of Art Exhibitions open Feb 2012: Hany Armanious, Adrian Paci and Contemporary Portraiture

Three new exhibitions opening at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in Melbourne on 1st February 2012 Exhibition Dates: 1 February to 7th April Opening Function: Saturday 4 February 2012, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread is the Australian premiere of works shown at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, presented alongside a suite of new works and an artist’s book developed for MUMA. The first major exhibition of Hany Armanious’ work in Melbourne, The Golden Thread builds upon a burgeoning critical reception that has grown around the artist’s work internationally over the past decade. Born in Egypt in 1962 and migrating with his family to Australia six years later, Sydney-based Hany Armanious was the sole Australian representative at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread was developed by the Australia Council,…

MUMA Talks: Janet Burchill, Dr Kyla McFarlane and Liv Barrett

MUMA Talks: Janet Burchill, Dr Kyla McFarlane and Liv Barrett On Saturday 12 November at 12.30pm, join artist Janet Burchill with Dr Kyla McFarlane, curator of A Different Temporality and Liv Barrett, curator of Performative Philosophy in the gallery for an informal discussion about the current exhibitions, feminism, film and writing. Janet Burchill Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley have worked collaboratively and individually as artists since the mid 1980s. Their practice embraces a wide variety of media including sculpture, photography, film, video, neon and works on paper in works that critically engage with the history and forms of modernist art and their relationship to everyday life, reconsidered through feminist, psychoanalytic, filmic and spatial discourses. Liv Barrett. Liv Barrett is an Independent Curator and Writer who has curated projects in number of public and artist-run galleries.  She was Curatorial Assistant on…

Museums Australia Victoria Seminar: Collections, Exhibitions and Art History: which comes first?

Seminar: Collections, Exhibitions and Art History: which comes first? Friday 21st October 2011 Collections and exhibitions have driven and reinforced art historical perspectives, narratives and trajectories. This seminar will focus on the nexus between museum practice and the discipline of art history. Presenters will discuss how they combine research and practice to create a sound cultural experience. Speakers • Max Delany, Director, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) • Dr Susan Lowish, Lecturer in Australian Art History, The University of Melbourne • Kyla Mcflarlane, Associate Curator, Centre for Contemporary Photography Date: Friday 21st October 2011, 9:30 am- 1:30 pm Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Ground Floor, Building F, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East VIC 3145 Cost: Gold / Institutional Members $40.00, Silver Members $60.00, Associate / Non Members $80.00, Limited tickets for students $25.00. Bookings: http://www.mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=21&n=10&y=2011#event1075

Lecture: Paul O’Neill ‘The Exhibition-As-Medium, the Exhibition-As-Form’

The Exhibition-As-Medium, the Exhibition-As-Form – Three Principal Categories of Organisation: The Background, the Middle-ground and the Foreground Paul O’Neill Monash University Museum of Art, in conjunction with Iteration Again, is pleased to present a public lecture by UK-based visiting curator, artist and writer Dr. Paul O’Neill. The group exhibition-form has become the primary site for curatorial experimentation and, as such, represents a relatively new discursive space around artistic practice. Paul O’Neill will describe how cumulative and expanding exhibition-forms can constitute an investigation into how the curatorial role is made manifest, through cohesive and co-operative exhibition-making structures applied through close involvement with artists during all stages of the exhibition production. This lecture will look at how a series of exhibitions create spatial relations between different planes of interaction for the viewer, and how three spatial categories of organisation can represent this in…

Three New Exhibitions at MUMA

Three New Exhibitions at MUMA The Monash University Museum of Art has three new exhibitions opening this Thursday, 4th August: Juan Davila – The Devil had a Daughter – Collected Collaborations. Also see details of public programs for each exhibition. All events free entry. Bookings essential: muma@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217. For further details and additional public programs see www.monash.edu.au/muma/events. Opening function With opening remarks at 4.00pm by Shane Carmody, Director, Collections and Access, State Library of Victoria. Date: Saturday 13 August 2011 3-5pm. Venue: Monash Museum of Art, located on the ground floor of Building F at Monash University, Caulfield Campus Exhibition 1 Juan DavilaThe Moral Meaning of Wilderness Exhibition Dates: 4 August – 1st October The Moral Meaning of Wilderness features recent work by Juan Davila, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. The exhibition sees Davila turn to the genres of landscape…