Themes And Explanations Of Tasmania 's Museum Of Old And New Art 's New Exhibit ' The Red Queen

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THEORY ASSIGNMENT 2

AMY WHITE
THE RED QUEEN EXHIBTION MONA

“DELUXE SUICIDE SERVICE”
By artist Meghan Broody

“IF I HAD A WORLD OF MY OWN, EVERYTHING WOULD BE NONSENSE. NOTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT IS, BECAUSE EVERYTHING WOULD BE WHAT IT ISN 'T. AND CONTRARY WISE, WHAT IS, IT WOULDN 'T BE. AND WHAT IT WOULDN 'T BE, IT WOULD. YOU SEE?” ALICE
- LEWIS CARROL
(ALICE 'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS QUOTES, N.D.)
This essay will explore the themes and explanations of Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art’s new exhibit ‘The Red Queen’ and a chosen piece, ‘Deluxe Suicide Service’, 1994; an intense mixed media sculpture by the artist Meghan Broody. Lewis Carrol was very creative in putting some order and sense in his utopian wonderland. His driving force behind creating a work of art was to stimulate different perceptions of our work and continued to thrive by constantly generating new ideas. This is the essence behind the themes of The Red Queen and Meghan Broodys sculpture ‘Deluxe Suicide Service’
MONA itself is a place of curiosity, a place where nothing makes sense and that plays us in a perverse way. The concept behind MONA’s current exhibition; ‘The Red Queen’ is a mixture of Art and evolution of Art, the idea of which came first, the painting or the feeling. MONA creates a secret underground world accessed by a doorway in a hole in the ground. Like Lewis Carroll’s wonderland it is a place where the usual laws and conventions no longer apply.
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