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Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968-1999

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Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

111 Sturt Street

Southbank, VIC 3006

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What are the landmark exhibitions that have shaped Australian art?
From 2019 to 2020, ACCA’s Lecture Series, Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999, will take a deeper look at the moments that have shaped Australian art since 1968. In this two-year series, sixteen guest lecturers will analyse the game changers in Australian art, addressing key contemporary art exhibitions staged over the last three decades of the twentieth century and reflecting on the ways these exhibitions shaped art history and contemporary Australian culture more broadly.

Ambitious, contested, polemical, genre-defining and genre-defying, contemporary art exhibitions have shaped and transformed the cultural landscape, along with our understanding of what constitutes art itself. This program traces the legacies of artists and curators, addresses the critical reception of selected significant projects, and reflects on a wide range of exhibitions and formats; from artist run initiatives to institutions, as well as interventions in public space and remote communities.

Presented in association with Abercrombie & Kent and Research Partner, Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at The University of Melbourne, the two-year series brings together a diversity of voices in hour-long lectures and conversations involving exhibiting artists, curators, critics and historians.

Please note, all lectures open at 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

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Half Season Passes $100/$65
Season Pass $200/$130*
Single ticket $35/$20*

All tickets include a complimentary cocktail on arrival by The Melbourne Gin Company
* Student/Concession card must be shown to obtain concession price

2019 SEASON

Monday 15 April: Defining Moments: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Coast 1968-69
Lecture by John Kaldor; Respondent: Rebecca Coates

Monday 29 April: Defining Moments: Digging for Honey Ants: the Papunya mural project
Lecture by John Kean; Respondent: Hannah Presley

Monday 3 June: Object and Idea
Lecture by Ian Milliss

Monday 8 July: Defining Moments: Inhibodress: multimedia interference
Lecture by Peter Kennedy; Respondent: Sue Cramer

Monday 5 August: Defining Moments: Clifton Hill Community Music Centre
Lecture by David Chesworth; Respondent: Kelly Fliedner

Monday 2 September: Defining Moments: Almost Anything Goes: Sculpturescape 1975 at Mildura
Lecture by Julie Ewington

Monday 7 October: Defining Moments: A room of their own: creating a space for the feminist collective
Lecture by Janine Burke; Respondent: Helen Hughes

Monday 4 November: Defining Moments: Post Object Art in Australia and New Zealand
Lecture by Anne Marsh

Image: Honey Aunt Dreaming streetscape, aerial view. Photo: Max Stollznow, 1976

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