January 15, 2019

Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition 2019: Briony Galligan, Sophie Takách, Troy Ramaekers

Monash University Art Design & Architecture

Sophie Takách, fluid balance bodies (iteration November 2018).

Monash Art Design and Architecture's Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition features emerging contemporary artists completing their Master of Fine Art.

Exhibiting artists: Briony Galligan, Sophie Takách, Troy Ramaekers, Jacqui Shelton (Invited Artist)

This is an opportunity for industry professionals, future students, educators and the general public to see our graduating candidate's works.

Exhibition: February 9–18, 2019, 1–5pm, Building D, Ground Floor. Closed Sunday.
Opening: Saturday 9 February, 3–5pm, Building D

Shapes of Knowledge will open concurrently at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

Annette Krauss
Keynote lecture: Saturday, February 9, 1:30–3pm
Dutch artist Annette Krauss addresses the intersection of art, politics and everyday life. Her work revolves around informal knowledge and normalisation processes that shape our bodies, the way we use objects, engage in social practices and how these influence 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. Recent exhibitions include Regimes of Memorizing, Kunci, Yogyakarta, 2015/ 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. Since 2010 Krauss has been a lecturer at HKU Fine Art Utrecht and is currently a PhD researcher at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Her project, Annette Krauss & Casco Art Institute: Site for Unlearning (Art Organisation) is an ongoing, collaborative research project for unlearning specific organisational habits, behaviours and ways of thinking. Initially developed in 2014 by Annette Krauss (in partnership with Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht), the project takes the art organisation as a concrete site for research and subject for change, while placing emphasis on unlearning as a strategy, however unconventional, integral to learning something new.

Annette Krauss is visiting MADA as part of the exhibition Shapes of Knowledge, at Monash University Museum of Art.

Her keynote address will take place on the final day of her residency at Monash in conjunction with the opening event of the Monash Univeristy Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition 2019, and the opening of Shapes of Knowledge at MUMA.

For Shapes of Knowledge Krauss will be in residency at MUMA for 6 weeks to guide the museum through its own process of unlearning. By focusing on the relationship between the museum’s vision, its engagement in cultural production and day-to-day workings, Krauss’ project will ask MUMA to reflect on itself, posing the question: ‘what do we need to unlearn so that the front and the back of an institution operates together?’ and experimentation.

Annette Krauss & Casco Art Institute: Site for Unlearning (Art Organisation) is supported by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the framework of her postdoctoral grant, financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Fine Art Postgraduate symposium
February 13 & 14, 9:15am–4pm, Lecture Theatre N1.21 & N1.22
Presenting two days of papers by Graduate Researchers in Fine Art.

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