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2012 EXHIBITION PROGRAM


Adrian Paci: Per Speculum

1 February - 7 April 2012

A profoundly thought-provoking 35mm film installation, Adrian Paci’s Per Speculum draws upon cinema and myth to reflect upon narratives of exile, flight and resistance. In the opening scenes, a group of children are presented in an idyllic landscape setting, the reality of which is suddenly shattered and fractured, destabilising our perception and perspective. For more information...


Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread

1 Feb - 7 April 2012

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. For more information...


Self-conscious: Contemporary Portraiture

1 Feb - 7 April 2012

Featuring a range of works drawn from the Monash University Collection, this exhibition explores some of the many ways in which artists approach contemporary portraiture and represent different modes of identity. For more information...


Dissonant Visions

24 April - 7 July 2012

Dissonant Visions presents works from the Monash University Collection that critically examine visual modes of representation, and explore the relationship between the visual arts, politics and text. For more information...


Meijers + Walsh: The Collector 7: The Processor of Circumstance

24 April - 7 July 2012

As part of the ongoing series of project exhibitions commissioned for the Merlyn Myer Gallery, the Monash University Museum of Art presents The Collector 7: The Processor of Circumstance, the latest instalment of the superfiction Henri Papin – the Collector by Hobart-based artists Meijers + Walsh. For more information...


Narelle Jubelin: Visions in Motion

24 April - 7 July 2012

Art comes face to face with architecture in Vision in Motion, a major project by artist Narelle Jubelin. Vision in Motion animates an Australian history of modernism, presenting a survey of Jubelin’s intricately sewn petit points of the past three decades alongside newly commissioned works inspired by architecture and the built environment. For more information...


Liquid Archive

19 July - 22 September 2012

Liquid Archive traces a series of connections between traditional notions of the archive, emerging technologies and questions around the ways in which memory and personal experience are incorporated into larger histories. The exhibition explores how contemporary artists are working with the archive as well as seeking to understand how technological and cultural transformation impact upon knowledge and memory.. For more information...


Pretty Air and Useful Things

19 July - 22 September 2012

Focusing on the invisible forces, transgressive processes, and anarchic approaches to materials in sculptural practice, Pretty Air and Useful Things invokes the magnetism and friction of objects, and our relationship to them. Featuring artists Dan Bell, Sanné Mestrom and Alex Vivian, Pretty Air and Useful Things presents sculptural and installation works that reference the body through form, clothing, stains or scent; and the utilitarian via elements of design and commodity. For more information...


Artists' Proof #1

4 October - 15 December 2012

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. For more information...