Tag: MUMA

Exhibitions | Linda Marrinon and Dominik Lang | MUMA

Two new exhibitions opening next week at MUMA. Exhibition Dates: 11 July – 19 September 2015 Opening function Wednesday 15 July 2015, 6-8pm. With remarks by Robyn McKenzie, writer and art historian Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculpture 2005-2015 A key figure in Australian art since the mid-1980s, Linda Marrinon has developed an idiosyncratic language of painting and drawing steeped in postmodernist irony and feminist wit. Over the last decade, Marrinon has concentrated her attention on a significant body of entrancing and enigmatic figurative sculptures, forty-eight of which are brought together from public and private collections around Australia at the Monash University Museum of Art for Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculpture 2005-2015. Like many of her peers who established their reputations in the 1980s, Marrinon draws her references from both ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, presenting a series of archetypes, intermingling soldiers, maids, matrons, ingénues, twins, travellers,…

Lecture | Martin Jolly Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album | MUMA

To mark the exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, MUMA, in partnership with the Centre for Contemporary Photography are co-presenting a lecture by Martin Jolly, Spectral Stories: A Melbourne Spiritualist’s carte-de-visite album as part of the 2015 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival. Martyn Jolly is the head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, and is fascinated by the craze for spirit photography in the late 19th century. For this program he will discuss forgotten Victorian era artist Georgiana Houghton and her presence in Australia via the carte-de-visite album of a spiritualist in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. In most carte-de-visite albums portraits of intimate friends rubbed shoulders with portraits of famous personages, but in this album these images also rubbed shoulders with portraits of spirits. The album documents one person’s…

Performance and Workshop | Joe Banks – Disinformation | MUMA

MUMA and Liquid Architecture are pleased to present British sound artist and writer Joe Banks in Australia for the first time. At MUMA, Banks (under the pseudonym Disinformation) will perform as part of MUMA’s Sound Spaces. At Gertrude Contemporary, Banks will deliver a lecture entitled Rorschach Audio as part of the Theories and Histories of Sound series presented in association with Discipline. Sound Spaces: Disinformation Against the backdrop of the exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, Liquid Architecture and MUMA present the first ever Australian concert performance by Disinformation. Disinformation will perform a one hour set in near complete darkness utilising sounds including (but not limited to) electromagnetic (radio) noise radiated by mains electricity, lightning, magnetic storms, high­ voltage plasma discharges, industrial, IT and laboratory hardware, railway and metro systems, and the sun. Comfy cushions and pay…

Exhibition | Believe Not Every Spirit, But Try the Spirits | Group exhibition at MUMA

Exhibition Dates: 21 April – 27 June 2015 Opening function: Wednesday 22 April 2015, 6-8pm The major group exhibition Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits takes as its departure point the art of forgotten Victorian-era Spiritualist Georgiana Houghton (1814-1884), and features contemporary and historical painting, sculpture, video and photography that both explore and adopt Spiritualist practices and methodologies. Rarely seen outside a Spiritualist context since 1871, Houghton’s 25 abstract watercolours from the Victorian Spiritualist Union collection were produced as part of her Spiritualist practice, which saw Houghton use drawing as a way to channel communication with spiritual entities. The works were brought to Australia for an exhibition in 1910, during a period in which Spiritualism was especially popular. The Victorian Spiritualist Union is the longest continuously operating Spiritualist organisation in the world and counts amongst its many distinguished…

Exhibition | Art as a Verb | MUMA

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…

Exhibition | Fiona Connor: Wallworks | MUMA

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 Monash campuses, bringing the various architectures of the University into the museum along with the artworks themselves. For Wallworks, Connor turns her attention to the everyday settings of Monash University to provide an intimate look at the life of an artwork after it has entered an institutional collection. Having spent…

Conversation | Stuart Ringholt in conversation with Charlotte Day | MUMA

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 & Architecture Lecture Theatre Free Stuart Ringholt: Kraft | Club Purple As part of Stuart Ringholt: Kraft MUMA presents Club Purple, a nude disco within the museum. The disco is a unique place to experience music, colour and movement without the restrictions of clothing and footwear. Featuring mixed and solo…

Nude Gallery Tour with Stuart Ringholt – limited places remaining

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

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 of his work: Bicycle wheel 1913 and Bottle dryer 1914. Other important historical works that MUMA has borrowed for the exhibition reveal the readymade’s presence in Minimalism and Conceptual art as well as its echoes in Pop art. The exhibition traces some of the ways the readymade has been reinterpreted…

Lecture | MUMA Boiler Room Series: Biljiana Ciric

From a history of exhibitions towards a future of exhibition making Biljana Ciric MUMA Boiler Room Series Convened by Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University Shanghai-based independent curator Biljana Ciric presents her research initiative ‘From a history of exhibitions towards a future of exhibition making’ – a series of seminars that revisit the importance of the exhibition as a key factor in relating art to its wider social context. The seminars, taking place in New Zealand, Singapore and China over 2013-2014, focus specifically on the history of exhibitions in China, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Ciric will discuss this line of enquiry in relation to her recent curatorial projects that have aimed to examine how curatorial practice and the field of exhibition history may complement each other, unfolding complex issues of self-reflection, local…

MUMA Boiler Room and NGV Lecture | Simon Starling

MUMA in partnership with the NGV present an illustrated lecture by Turner Prize winning artist Simon Starling. The lecture will be introduced by Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV and convened by Charlotte Day, Director, MUMA. The lecture coincides with the first career survey of Starling’s work in Australasia. Simon Starling: In Speculum brings together a major new commission and key works from the artists’ oeuvre that focus particularly on the site of the studio and workshop, and the relationships between art, technology, history and modernity. Marked by epic journeys and explorative narratives, Simon Starling’s work investigates the social, cultural and material implications of object-making. His ongoing excavation and transformation of the material world takes the form of associational assemblages that incorporate film, photography and sculptural forms, revealing rich, unexpected and complex histories. Date: 5:30-7pm, 18th July 2013 Venue: Clemenger…

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…

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…