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Alex Martinis Roe: Our Future Network Salon

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Saturday 16 March, 2-4pm
MUMA | Monash University Museum of Art
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield Campus
FREE /// All welcome


Hosted by Alex Martinis Roe this salon brings together a group of committed feminists who practice their politics in a number of different contexts in Naarm/Melbourne, including trade unions, the arts and academia, and with different combined focusses including decolonial, anti-racist, labour, jurisprudence and environmental activism. They will present propositions for feminist collective practices which have the potential to facilitate alliances amongst their different communities and projects. The event will be a chance to explore together the conditions and possibilities for feminist collective action in the city today.

Participants include: Ann Genovese, Claire Tanner, Imogen Beynon, Nikki Kalms, Susan Yengi and Virginia Fraser.

Alex Martinis Roe’s current projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. This involves developing research and storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time, respond to the specific practices of different communities, experiment with the dispositives of discursive encounter, and imagine how these entanglements can inform new political practices. Recent exhibitions include Yvonne Lambert, Berlin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Hessel Museum of Art, New York; Rongwrong, Amsterdam; Archive Kabinett, Berlin; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Artspace, Sydney; Pallas Projects, Dublin; and FormContent, London. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts from Monash University, Australia (2010), and was awarded the Silver Jubilee Scholarship for post-graduate research (2006-9). Alex Martinis Roe is currently Senior Lecturer and Head of Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Australian National University, School of Art and Design.

Alex Martinis Roe is participating in Shapes of Knowledge at Monash University Museum of Art, 9 February – 13 April 2018.

Image: Alex Martinis Roe, Our Future Network: Proposition #7, Productive Refusals, developed with Helena Reckitt 2016. Image courtesy of the artist

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