TABOO

Shaping a more tolerant society.

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TABOO, curated by Brook Andrew. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012-13.

“It’s a fascinating concept to explore. In an era where the slightest transgression will get you crucified on Facebook, Taboo is an exhibition that questions where we, as a society and individuals, draw the line.” – Cameron Bayley, TimeOut Magazine

Raising issues of censorship with ‘daring’ or ‘disrespectful’ devices, TABOO re-visits arguments and decisions made out of fear and trauma that have now become verbatim to shut down discourse or even to influence good value in debate, creativity and culture. TABOO removed those barricades by juxtaposing ideas that open other strategies to enable visibility, discussion and accessibility.  The curation of a thought-provoking and stimulating program explored the relativity of taboos across different cultures – tracing their origins and history, their evolution through generations and the impact they have on everyday life and culture.

This event was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Author
Brook Andrew

Contributing artists
Brook Andrew, Australia
Bindi Cole, Australia
Jimmie Durham, Europe
Leah Gordon, UK
Alicia Henry, USA
Ricardo Idagi, Australia
Anton Kannemeyer, South Africa
Jompet (Agustinus Kuswidanato), Indonesia
Yal Ton (Eric Bridgeman), PNG and Australia
Ana Mendieta, Cuba and USA
Judy Watson, Australia

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TABOO, curated by Brook Andrew. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012-13.

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Anton Kannemeyer. left to right: Untitled (Soccer), 2012, Untitled (Rugby), 2012, B is for Blame, 2011, ink and synthetic polymer on paper.
TABOO, curated by Brook Andrew. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012-13.

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TABOO, curated by Brook Andrew. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2012-13.

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