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3 May – 5 July 2014

Laurence Aberhart, Jananne al-Ani, Kader Attia, Saskia Doherty, Fabien Giraud & Raphael Siboni, Igor Grubić, Carlos Irijalba, Nicholas Mangan, Rä di Martino, Ricky Maynard, Callum Morton, Tom Nicholson, Jamie North, Justin Trendall and James Tylor

Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow

Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
29 August – 26 September 2015

Concrete: a solid state, a construction material, something which is known or true.

MUMA’s second exhibition for 2014, Concrete brings together the work of sixteen artists, both Australian and international. The exhibition explores the concrete, or the solid and its counter: change, the flow of time. As we prepare to mark the centenary of the First World War, the exhibition considers the impact of time upon built and monumental form, reading between materiality and emotion, form and memory.

Monuments reflect a desire for commemoration, truth, honour and justice. Equally, they may function to consolidate political power and national identity. Works in the exhibition locate the monumental in relation to longer cycles of construction, displacement and erasure; archaeology, geology and paleontology; the shifting politics of memory and ways to describe a history of place.

Public Programs:
Book Reading and Discussion: Andrea Goldsmith and Kathy Temin: Monuments, Memorial Sites and Memory
21 June 2014

Book Reading and Discussion: Maria Tumarkin and Geraldine Barlow in conversation: The Geography of Trauma
17 June 2014

Concrete: Panel Discussion
11 June 2014

Lunchtime Art Forum: Fiona Connor
28 May 2014

Lunchtime Art Forum: Saskia Doherty and Tom Nicholson
27 May 2014

Lunchtime Art Forum: Callum Morton & Nicholas Mangan
13 May 2014

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Exhibition Documentation:  
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Opening remarks by Daniel Browning, 10 May 2014
Interview with Igor Grubić

Image: Igor Grubić, Monument 2014, video still. Courtesy of the artist



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