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Various Responses - Mutlu Çerkez: 1988–2065

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Saturday 14 April, 1-5pm
MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
FREE /// Bookings required


Untitled: 18 April 2013 2002

Various Responses is an afternoon of talks and conversations coinciding with the finissage of Mutlu Çerkez: 1988–2065. The program includes presentations from artists, academics, curators and writers - including the artist’s contemporaries - which consider chronology, ontology, re-making and self-referencing in relation to Çerkez’s practice and contemporary art. The program is an opportunity to consider the artist’s complex body of conceptual work, the contexts within which he worked and to celebrate Çerkez’s legacy and influence.

Program Schedule 

1.00pm Introduction and welcome, Elise Routledge, Curator, MUMA.

1.05-1.55pm 
Exhibition walk through with Mutlu Çerkez’s contemporaries and exhibition advisory panellists, Michael Graf, Rose Nolan and Stephen Bram, including an introduction to a selection of works and histories.

2.00-3.00pm
Lecture and response: Dr Rex Butler (Professor Art History & Theory) and Helen Hughes (MUMA Curator Research).

3.05-3.25pm
Afternoon tea

3.30-4.45pm
Round Table Discussion including Damiano Bertoli, Marco Fusinato, Hannah Mathews, Nikos Papastergiades, Francis Plagne and Elise Routledge. Moderated by Dr Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice, Monash University

*Title taken from Çerkez’s series Various Responses (2004)

A playlist for the finissage has been programmed by Francis Plagne: https://francisplagne.bandcamp.com/

Image: Mutlu Çerkez, Untitled: 18 April 2013 2002, oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2003.

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