IMA Talks

IMA Talks, Alana Kushnir

Curatorial Authorship

3 April 2018

Can intellectual property law protect the distinct output of today’s curator?

As the role of the curator evolves, copyright and moral rights in the exhibition-making process must be considered. In this lecture on curatorial authorship, freelance curator and lawyer Alana Kushnir explores the legal rights of curators, drawing from an analysis of some of the few court judgements that have specifically addressed these issues.

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Experimental Live Score, ‘Häxan’

'Häxan' Live Score by Lucy Cliché & Naomi Blacklock

Listen to the spine tingling experimental live score performed by Lucy Cliche and Naomi Blacklock. Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath. Benjamin Christensen’s film Häxan (Witchcraft Through the Ages) is a sensuous and darkly humorous exploration of the witches of the Middle Ages. Presented in partnership between the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of EmotionsQueensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art.
19 April 2018

Ryan Presley In Conversation

In Conversation

Learn more about Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley’s ongoing project Blood Money (2010–present), which deals with representation and exchange. In his exhibition at the IMA, Prosperity, Presley reimagines our figureheads on Australian banknotes as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history, including Pemulwuy, Dundalli, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Hear from Presley, in conversation with exhibition curator Madeleine King.
29 March, 2018

In Colour, Eva Franch i Gilabert

In Colour, Eva Franch i Gilabert

Thursday 23 November 2017, we heard from New York-based architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch for a special In Colour lecture. Franch specialises in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures. She is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York since 2010, and Professor at The Cooper Union School of Architecture. Franch discussed colour in the context of art, design, and politics, looking specifically at colour and ideology. Eva Franch’s lecture was followed by a Q & A with Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, who has published on the topic of colour and ideology in architecture. Eva Franch’s visit to Australia was organised by the Institute of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She also presented the Lloyd Rees Lecture in Sydney, 22 November.
23 November 2017

In Colour, Kimberley Moulton

Seeing in Blak and White; On a Scale of One to 1788 How Authentic Are You?

Seeing in Blak and White; On a Scale of One to 1788 How Authentic Are You? What influence does the collection of historical cultural material in both art and natural history museums have on contemporary Aboriginal art today? How are artists challenging the palette of what is 'acceptable' Aboriginal art? In this third In Colour lecture, Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton discusses her experiences researching and curating in international collections and highlight work of South Eastern First Peoples who respond and re-contextualise cultural material in museums. She considers colour in such practices through the lenses of identity, the western art canon, and notions of authenticity.
26 September, 2017