EXHIBITION: DIRECT DEMOCRACY

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Event Details

Date:
26 April 2013 at 10:00 am – 6 July 2013 at 5:00 pm
Venue:
MONASH UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART (MUMA)
Campus:
Caulfield
Open to:
All
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Alumni; Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Conferences & Exhibitions

Description

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 the interplay of constructive and corrosive dynamics in leadership and governance. The exhibition examines the shifting forms of political agency, in both emerging and foundational democracies.

Direct Democracy continues MUMA’s ongoing series of thematic and discursive exhibitions, such as Networks (Cells & Silos) and Liquid Archive. Curated by MUMA’s Senior Curator Geraldine Barlow, Direct Democracy features the work of a number of international artists together with artists and artist collectives from Australia. An extensive exhibition catalogue, together with a program of artist talks, events and forums will accompany the exhibition. For further information visit: www.monash.edu/muma


Event Contact

Name
Kate Barber
E-Mail
Kate.Barber@monash.edu
Phone
+61 3 990 54356
Organisation
Monash University