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15 February 2012

Adrian Paci, Per Speculum, 2006 (still)
Adrian Paci, Per Speculum, 2006 (still)

Two very different exhibitions are currently on display as part of the opening season at the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

Adrian Paci: Per Speculum is a thought-provoking 35mm colour film installation, while Self-Conscious: Contemporary Portraiture features a range of works selected from the Monash University Collection.

Max Delany, Director of MUMA, said the two exhibitions would give visitors to the Museum very different visual experiences.

“Exploring the limits of knowledge and perception, Paci’s Per Speculum is a deceptively simple yet rich experience,” Mr Delany said.

“Even the projector used to deliver the images details a bygone era of industrial technology, with the installation comprising a German Kinton film-projector and more than 200 metres of film spooling through scores of rollers in a looping cabinet.”

Self-Conscious: Contemporary Portraiture features a range of works drawn from the Monash University Collection and explores the many ways  artists approach contemporary portraiture and represent different modes of identity.

Contemporary Portraiture has allowed the Museum the opportunity to share once again some of the wonderful pieces we have here in our collection,” Mr Delany said.

The exhibition features the works of Donna Bailey, Mutly Çerkez, Aleksander Danko, Juan Davila, Fiona Foley, Simryn Gill, Ry Haskings, Ronnie van Hout, Eliza Hutchison, James Lynch, Linda Marrinon, Fiona McMonagle, Mike Parr, David Rosetzky, Arlene TextaQueen and Jenny Watson.

Both exhibitions will be on display at Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus until 7 April 2012, alongside a major exhibition The Golden Thread by Sydney artist Hany Armanious.

For further information visit MUMA Exhibitions.

For bookings and enquiries contact muma@monash.edu or phone 03 9905 4217.