Analysis Of The Institute Of Modern Art

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Material Politics, a contemporary art exhibition that reflects conceptuality and politics has recently showcased in on of Queensland’s leading independent art gallery, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) located in Brunswick Street, Brisbane. Artists namely: Zach Blas, Jemima Wyman, Megan Cope, Gabriella Mangano, Silvana Mangano, Archie Moor, Raquel Ormella, Keg de Souza and Tintin Wulia were commissioned and brought together to resurface political agendas exploring the relationship between art and capitalism. This exhibition, is a compendium of seven different projects composed by different artists using common everyday materials and converting them into art, “…approaches to explore issue of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and…show more content…
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Tintin Wulia’s ‘5 Tonnes of Homes and Other Understories’ (2016) and Keg de Souza’s ‘the earth affords them no food at all’ (2017) are both artworks that are hanging devices suspended from the ceiling. Wulia’s work is composed of layers of compressed cardboard pieces into a box shape. Each layer of cardboard features a series of drawings symbolizing Wulia’s work in Hong Kong. The work overall adds to the gallery a vague sense of austerity, it exposes the working condition of domestic labours in a foreign country and the oppression. Keg de Souza is an Australian artist who has produced a series of work involving food and food culture, one of which is exhibited in the IMA called the earth them no food at all (2017). The work consists of vacuumed packed food representing the ‘main’ food group that is often consumed by Australian such as: Tim Tams, Lamington, Twisties, etc., Souza
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