acca – australian centre for contemporary art


111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

opening hours :
monday : Closed
tuesday : 10am–5pm
wednesday : 10am–5pm
thursday : 10am–5pm
friday : 10am–5pm
saturday : 11am–5pm
sunday : 11am–5pm

Kader Attia _ ACCA

ACCA (Australian Centre of Contemporary Art), Melbourne, 30 Sep–19 Nov 2017. “French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (born 1970) works across diverse media including collage, photography, video, sculpture and installation. Exploring ideas around cultural exchange, appropriation, and the tangled relationship between North Africa and the West in the wake of decolonisation, Attia articulates theories of ‘repair’ and ‘reparation’ through his practice. This major new survey exhibition encompasses over a decade of the artist’s practice. History and culture, architecture and the body representRead more

He An: Do You Think You Can Help Her Brother?

ACCA, Melbourne. 11 Feb – 23 Apr 2017 He An. “Inspired by the city lights and tenebrous urban narratives of Beijing, He An’s installation Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother? creates a form of urban poetry from retrieved heritage signage which is swiftly disappearing from the skyline due to the rapid transformation of Beijing’s urban environment. Chinese characters clandestinely ‘gleaned’ from shopfronts and various sites throughout the city of Beijing tell a dark story about love, desire and power.Read more

Painting. More Painting (Pt.1)

ACCA, Melbourne, 30 Jul – 25 Sep 2016. Featured artists: Sean Bailey, Karen Black, Kirsty Budge, Jon Campbell, Juan Davila, Hamishi Farah, Nyarapayi Giles, Irene Hanenbergh, Louise Hearman, Raafat Ishak, Fiona Lowry, Samson Martin, Helen Maudsley, Tim McMonagle, Stephen Bram, Lisa Radford, Ry David Bradley, Abdul Abdullah, Vivienne Binns, Helen Johnson, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Curated by Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Hannah Mathews. “Reflecting the resurgent activity and critical agency of painting over the past decade, Painting. More Painting provides an overview ofRead more

Ulla von Brandenburg: It has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon

ACCA, Melbourne, 2016. Curated by Hannah Mathews. “Ulla von Brandenburg’s distinct visual language draws on the traditions and tropes of theatre, film and storytelling. Characterised by their use of curtains, costumes, props and staged settings, her works draw on a range of historical references, including the tableau vivant, modern theatre, folk traditions and iconic architecture. Combined with song and movement, these elements suggest a symbolic staging of ritualised encounters that are central to her oeuvre. Working for over fifteen years,Read more
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