MUMA invites community groups and members of the public to engage in its program of events, including keynote lectures, workshops and forums, film and video screenings, performances, and floor talks by curators and artists. All are designed to expand critical debate and participation in the contemporary visual arts.
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MUMA will throw its doors open on Sunday 3 August to participate in Monash University Open Day 2014 with free, fun and family friendly activities. The Round the Way Bagel Van will be resident outside MUMA serving up hot and delicious fresh bagels. Visit Fiona Connor’s exhibition Wallworks and then make your own creative response in the MUMA education spaces with reproductions of works from the Monash University Collection. Warm up, get fit and engage with art at the same time shooting some ‘balls with Nicholas Selenitsch as part of his participatory event Training.
Join artist Helen Johnson, and Nicole Kalms, Lecturer in Interior Architecture, Monash University as they discuss figure and ground, site and environment and the conventions and architecture of museum display in relation to the current MUMA exhibition Fiona Connor: Wallworks.
Monash University Museum of Art [MUMA], in association with Monash Art, Design and Architecture [MADA], present a special lecture by Italian-American curator, author and researcher Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of the 14th Istanbul Biennial 2015 and Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.
Join Masato Takasaka, Artist, Creative Director Studio Masatotectures and Sessional Lecturer, Interior Design Program, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University and Dr Jan Bryant, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theory of Art and Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University as they discuss context and display, design and modernist abstraction and how artists can radically engage with art collections in the context of the current MUMA exhibition Wallworks.
To coincide with Wallworks, MUMA, in association with the Curatorial Practice Program at MADA, will present a symposium featuring invited academics, artists and curators to discuss ways in which museum collections can be radically used in the twenty-first century.
Keynote Speakers: Jaroslaw Suchan, Director, Museum Sztuki, Poland, and Dr Clémentine Deliss, Director, Weltkulturen Museum, Germany.
Followed by a keynote lecture by Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands, in October.