“Steven Rhall and Sung Tieu: Statecraft” at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Melbourne

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“In a world which is more and more divided, MUMA gives a spot to discover the concepts of our occasions in an knowledgeable and fascinating method, underpinned by analysis, rigour and reflection. This main exhibition is the primary of a sequence to current the paintings of main modern artists drawing on their very own distinctive histories and contexts to look at common themes of migration, colonial histories and imperialism. These advanced and nuanced narratives aren’t all the time black and white, and typically they are often blackly humorous. They’re conversations that matter,” says Rebecca Coates, Director of MUMA.

Introduced collectively for the primary time in an exhibition curated by visitor curator Andy Butler and Pip Wallis, Senior Curator at MUMA, “Steven Rhall and Sung Tieu: Statecraft” will span the 2 wings of MUMA and is designed to current the 2 artists in dialogue whereas permitting the works to stay autonomous. The exhibition of Rhall and Tieu’s work in tandem will spotlight and distinction the artists’ shared curiosity in paperwork and energy, and the constructions that form particular person and collective company inside legacies of displacement.

Tieu will current new and up to date work, which collectively will present Australian audiences with an perception into the work of this rising star of the German artwork world. Specifically co-commissioned for Tieu’s first Australian exhibition, The Ruling is a brand new set up exploring the intricate interaction between colonial pursuits, paperwork and administrative governance methods. Knowledgeable by her expertise as a Vietnamese immigrant to Germany within the early Nineties, the work surveys the influence and lasting legacies of colonial oppression and erasure.

A component of the absurd is attribute of each artists’ work, with Rhall’s interdisciplinary work notably responding to the intersection of First Nations artistic apply and the Western artwork canon. His works introduced within the exhibition will discover and critique the trade of financial and cultural capital that operates in regard to artwork manufacturing, presentation and encounter, and embody a newly commissioned set up inspecting the visibility of First Nations arts employees.

at Monash College Museum of Artwork | MUMA, Melbourne
till March 23, 2024

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