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Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo: Certain Situations

29 June – 31 August 2019

Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane

Madeleine King, Assistant Director, Institute of Modern Art

The exhibition Certain Situations by Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, centered around Five Columns, a five-channel video installation by Wrong Solo—Gothe-Snape’s long-standing collaboration with performance artist Brian Fuata. Supported by MUMA in partnership with IMA, Five Columns travelled to Melbourne for Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome Is Certain.

‘This four-gallery solo exhibition by Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo features new and newly reimagined artworks spanning video, binaural sound, sculpture, poetry, performance, drawing, and installation. A series of psychic spaces provide an apparatus for processing fragmentary encounters, movements, feelings, and states of consciousness. Ordinary situations and chance-based chains of events are methodically worked through, allowing meaning—however tenuous—to be extracted from the layers of disguise found in dreams, language, and other symbolic conventions. What might otherwise be viewed as inadvertent becomes significant. This sense of equivalency is not just a strategy for flattening or reordering established hierarchies, but for understanding and examining lesser known situations, objects, people, places, and histories.’ (IMA website)


Five Columns by Wrong Solo was supported by MUMA and the IMA in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts.

Image: Five Columns, 2019. Installation view, Certain Situations, Agatha Gothe-Snape and Wrong Solo, IMA, Brisbane, 2019. Photo: Carl Warner