Frontier Imaginaries, a multi-platform project conceived by Vivian Ziherl ( 2015-2016 tutor at the DAI) at the Institute of Modern Art. With the participation of Tom Nicholson, Rachel O'Reilly( theory tutor DAI), Wendelien van Oldenborgh and others.
The IMA is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-platform project that explores the condition of the frontier within the era of globalisation, conceived by IMA Curatorial Fellow Vivian Ziherl
No Longer at Ease, IMA: 14 May – 9 July
The Life of Lines, QUT Art Museum: 14 May – 14 August
With: Megan Cope, Alice Creischer, DAAR, Juan Davila, Demian DinéYahzi, Bonita Ely, Ho Rui An, Gordon Hookey, Tshibumba Kanda Matulu, Karrabing Film Collective, Helmut Newton, Tom Nicholson, Rachel O’Reilly (in collaboration with Valle Medina and Benjamin Reynolds; and Rodrigo Hernandez), Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Ryan Presley, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Virtual Songlines, Sawangwongse Yawnghwe, and featuring exhibition design by Kevin O'Brien and Claire Humpreys; and archival materials from John Oxley Library, North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, and Shell Film Australia.
Frontier imaginaries stages dialogues around Queensland's unique experience of 'the life of lines'. From the history of the 'Brisbane Line' to ecological lines such as the Great Barrier Reef, current urban/rural and digital divides, and across-sea borders with neighbouring pacific nations to the north; Queensland is a region marked by a history and unique knowledge of the life of lines.
The exhibitions feature a lecture-performance in collaboration with the Australian Cinémathèque at QAGOMA as well as build dialogue with institutions and collections including the State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library, the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, and the National Film and Sound Archive.
The project will continue to evolve across a two-year period through a network of international partners including the Jerusalem Show—the leading project of Al Ma'mal Art Foundation and a major component of the biannual Palestinian Qalandiya International—and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
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