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MADA Artforum Lecture: Christian Thompson


Thursday 4 May 2017, 1:00-2.00pm
G1.04, Building G
Monash University Caulfield campus
FREE /// No bookings required

Christian Thompson will discuss his recent practice and current exhibition at MUMA, Ritual intimacy, in a session introduced and convened by Charlotte Day, Director MUMA.

Co-curated by  Day and Hetti Perkins, Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy is the first survey exhibition of one of Australia's leading Indigenous artists. Thompson, of the Bidjara people, works across photography, video, sculpture, performance and sound to explore notions of identity, race and Australia's  colonial history. He will discuss the breadth of his practice, both in the media he employs and in the works he has made for Australian and European contexts, including the use of his own image to present ideas about identity and the collision of cultures, along with his audio and video works that  celebrate language and gesture through performance, sound and song.

Exhibition dates: 27 April – 8 July 2017

Image: Christian Thompson, Untitled #6 (from the series King Billy) 2010. Image courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.

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