15. April 2019 - 18:00
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Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968-1999 | Australian Centre for Contemporary Art | Monday, 15. April 2019

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.
Half Season Passes $100/$65Season 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
Monday 15 April: Defining Moments: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Coast 1968-69Lecture by John Kaldor; Respondent: Rebecca Coates
Monday 29 April: Defining Moments: Digging for Honey Ants: the Papunya mural projectLecture by John Kean; Respondent: Hannah Presley
Monday 3 June: Object and Idea Lecture by Ian Milliss
Monday 8 July: Defining Moments: Inhibodress: multimedia interferenceLecture 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 MilduraLecture by Julie Ewington
Monday 7 October: Defining Moments: A room of their own: creating a space for the feminist collectiveLecture by Janine Burke; Respondent: Helen Hughes
Monday 4 November: Defining Moments: Post Object Art in Australia and New ZealandLecture by Anne Marsh
Image: Honey Aunt Dreaming streetscape, aerial view. Photo: Max Stollznow, 1976