John Baldessari: Wall Painting
7 October - 8 November 2017
John Baldessari: Wall Painting is a major new art installation by renowned American artist in collaboration with MADA students. The installation will inaugurate Monash University’s new MADA Gallery.
Every day a student from MADA will paint one gallery wall a colour—any colour—of their choosing. The next day, a different student will paint the wall a different colour. The wall will change colour each day, becoming a dynamic, multi-coloured painting made by the students themselves. John conceived the project in the 1970s but never executed it until now.
John Baldessari has participated in over 200 solo shows and 1000 group shows in his six-decade career. His work has been collected by nearly every major modern art museum in the world and career retrospectives have been organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Tate Modern, London.
Exhibition: 7 October – 8 November 2017, Mon–Fri, 10am – 5pm
Opening: Saturday 7 October, 3–5pm
Admission: Free. Open to the public. School and group bookings welcome.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a free public talk talk at the MADA Artforum by Tara McDowell, Wednesday 4 October 2017, Monash University Caulfield Campus, G104 Lecture Theatre 1–2pm.