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Boiler Room Lecture: Céline Condorelli


The Artist As

Thursday 10 March 2016, 6:00-7.30pm /// FREE
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria
Conference Centre, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane and Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) are pleased to present a special illustrated lecture by visiting international artist, Céline Condorelli. Condorelli's work  is fundamentally informed by architecture, a discipline in which the artist holds numerous degrees, including a PhD from Goldsmiths College, London. Her broad practice often merges ideas of exhibition, politics, public space, fiction, discussion and installation across a variety of projects. Throughout  the artist's work there is an overarching interest in the nature of ‘support' or ‘supporting'.

Condorelli's lecture is part of The Artist As... - a year-long lecture series co-presented by the IMA and Curatorial Practice at MADA. The series examines the ways artists move through the world, and how that movement might involve adopting other roles to pursue a project, a position, a politics, or a practice. For any given  project the artist may act as architect, as ethnographer, as archivist, as producer, as curator, as activist, as choreographer, and so on. The Artist As... also recognises that many artists come to their practice as experts in other fields, bringing with them specialist knowledge that informs  and shapes their work.

Following the lecture Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University, will convene a Q&A session.

Céline Condorelli is an artist living and working in London and Milan; she is the author and editor of Support Structures, Sternberg Press (2009), and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Condorelli is currently Professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), Milan. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include The Future is Already Here - It's Just Not Evenly Distributed, The 20th Biennale of Sydney; Display Show, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands; How institutions think, LUMA, Arles France (2016); Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, London; bau bau, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks,  M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin; Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; The Parliament, ‘Archive of Disobedience', Castello di  Rivoli, Turin, Italy (2013) and Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul, Turkey (2012).

Céline Condorelli's visit to Australia has been generously supported by IMA, Brisbane and the Biennale of Sydney.

This lecture was be Auslan interpreted.

Image: Céline Condorelli
Average Spatial Compositions 2015
Installation view, Henie Onstadt Museum, Oslo

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