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Book Launch: Annette Krauss, Unlearning Exercises

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 6–8pm
Queen Victoria Gardens
Free entry

A book launch was presented on the occasion of the exhibition Shapes of Knowledge featuring exhibiting artist Annette Krauss in conversation with Nuraini Juliastuti, co-founder of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center and Danny Butt, Associate Director (Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Unlearning Exercises: Art Organisations as Sites for Unlearning was published by CASCO Art Institute and Valiz in 2018.

Annette Krauss is an artist whose work addresses the intersection of art, politics and everyday life. Her interests revolve around informal knowledge and the normalisation processes that shape our bodies, the way we use objects and engage in social practices, in turn influencing the way we know and act in the world. Her artistic work emerges through the intersection of different media, such as performance, video, historical and everyday research, pedagogy and texts. Krauss has (co-)initiated various long-term collaborative practices (Hidden Curriculum / Sites for Unlearning / Read-in / ASK! / Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given / School of Temporalities). These projects reflect and build upon the potential of collaborative practices while aiming at disrupting taken for granted ‘truths’ in theory and practice. Exhibitions include Regimes of Memorizing, Kunci, Yogyakarta (2015) and Stedelijk Bureau, Amsterdam (2014); In Search of the Missing Lessons, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); (In)visibilities, The Showroom, London (2012); and We are Grammar, Pratt Gallery, New York (2011).

Annette Krauss’s visit to Melbourne was supported by MUMA and Monash Art Design & Architecture.

Annette Krauss & Casco Art Institute participated in Shapes of Knowledge at Monash University Museum of Art, 9 February – 13 April 2019.

Image: courtesy of Annette Krauss & Casco Art Institute