Events

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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Upcoming public events 2014

Nick Selenitsch

Monash University Open Day 2014
Sunday 3 August 10am-4pm

MUMA will open its doors on Sunday 3 August for the 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.

Nick Selenitsch: Training


Training is a one-day event presented by Nick Selenitsch and MUMA for Monash University Open Day 2014. Freestanding basketball rings will be installed in the Ian Potter Sculpture Court outside MUMA and visitors will be invited to play some ‘ball'. Basketballs will be provided and dispensed via a basketball sculpture. The artist will be present, shooting hoops with anyone who wants to join him. Training continues Selenitsch’s interest in the convergence between thinking and doing as well as the foundational role of play. The staging of this fun body-based activity is also a conscious reaction to the usual privileging of cerebral thought-based endeavours at a university.

 

photo by trevor mein

Lunchtime Artists and Thinkers Talk:
Helen Johnson and Nicole Kalms


Date: Tuesday 5 August 2014
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus
Free

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.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Boiler Room Lecture
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev


Date: Monday 11 August 2014 | 3:00-4:15pm
Venue: MADA Lecture Theatre, G1.04, Building G, Monash University, Caulfield campus
Free

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.

photo by trevor mein

Lunchtime Artists and Thinkers Talk:
Masato Takasaka and Dr Jan Bryant


Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus
Free

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.

muma spine

Symposium
Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections


Date: 12 - 13 September 2014
Venue: MADA Lecture Theatre, G1.04, Building G, Monash University, Caulfield campus
Bookings essential $20/$25
Purchase tickets here

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: Dr Clémentine Deliss, Director, Weltkulturen Museum, Germany; Justin Paton, Head Curator of International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Jaroslaw Suchan, Director, Museum Sztuki, Poland.

This symposium will be followed by a keynote lecture by Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands, in October.