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Boiler Room Lecture: Stephanie Rosenthal


An introduction to the 20th Biennale of Sydney

MUMA, in association with the Biennale of Sydney and MPavilion, are pleased to present a special illustrated lecture by Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (18 March - 5 June 2016).

Wednesday 9 December 2015, 6:30-7.30pm /// FREE
Venue: MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
No bookings required!

Join Stephanie Rosenthal for a presentation designed to offer insights into the 20th edition of the Biennale of Sydney. Inspired by a quote from leading science fiction author William Gibson, The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, this edition of the Biennale, which opens in March 2016, will be presented at seven main venues conceived as ‘embassies of thought'. Following the presentation MUMA's Director Charlotte Day will join Stephanie for a conversation about the key ideas informing her exhibition.

Stephanie Rosenthal has held the position of Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London since 2007. A key focus of her curatorial practice is the exploration of the relationship between visual art and performance. Previously at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Rosenthal worked on exhibitions such as Night (1998) and Objects in 20th Century Art (2000). Appointed to the position of Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art in 2000, Rosenthal delivered a series of significant exhibitions including Alan Kaprow - Art as Life (2006); Aernout Mik - Dispersions (2004); Abigail O'Brien - The Seven Sacraments (2003); and Stories. Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art (2002) and Paul McCarthy. LaLa Land Parody Paradise which toured to the Whitechapel Gallery in 2005. In recent times she was one of three curators coordinating Imperfect Idler or When Things Disappear, the national section of the inaugural International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indiasa, presented in Colombia from February to April of 2014.

This lecture will be Auslan interpreted
Image: Stephanie Rosenthal

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