Megan Cope, Foundations I, (2016), oyster Shells and cast concrete. Courtesy: Of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery.
Jemima Wyman, Aggregate Icon (B&W Medium): Protester against the G20 summit, London, 1st April 2009 (stripped beanie), Performer supporting protesters against police brutality in Taksim Square, Turkey, 5th June 2013 (mime gun), Million Mask March, Missouri, United States of America, 5th November 2014 (B&W Guy Fawkes), Protester against G8 summit, Rostock, Germany, 4th June 2007 (barcode mask) (2016).
The IMA is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, and sovereignty: Material Politics.
The exhibition takes its point of departure from Recession Art and Other Strategies (1986), curated by artist and then IMA Director Peter Cripps. Material Politics reflects on a longstanding tendency in Australian contemporary art to work with an economy of means. It focuses on artists who use readily-available materials for more than economical reasons, to embed political perspectives on ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty. The exhibition, which runs until 15 July, is centred around a series of new commissions and recent works by Zach Blas and Jemima Wyman, Megan Cope, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Archie Moore, Raquel Ormella, Keg de Souza, and Tintin Wulia.