• MP_17

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view (l-r): Megan Cope, ‘Foundations II’, 2016; Tintin Wulia, ‘172 Kilograms of Homes for Ate Manang’, 2017; Raquel Ormella, ‘I’m worried this will become a slogan’, 1999-2009.

  • MP_18

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view (l-r): Megan Cope, ‘Foundations II’, 2016; Keg de Souza, 'the earth affords them no food at all', 2017; Tintin Wulia, ‘172 Kilograms of Homes for Ate Manang’, 2017.

  • MP_25

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Tintin Wulia, ‘172 Kilograms of Homes for Ate Manang’, 2017.

  • MP_19

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Raquel Ormella, 'I’m worried this will become a slogan', 1999-2009.

  • MP_05

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view (l-r): Raquel Ormella, 'I’m worried this will become a slogan', 1999-2009; Archie Moore, 'Bogeyman', 2017.

  • MP_06

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Raquel Ormella, 'I’m worried this will become a slogan', 1999-2009.

  • MP_04

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Archie Moore, 'Bogeyman', 2017.

  • MP_11

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, '39 Steps'.

  • MP_21

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Jemima Wyman and Zach Blas, 'im here to learn so :))))))', 2017.

  • MP_23

    Installation view, 'Material Politics', Institute of Modern Art, 2017. Photography: Carl Warner. In view: Jemima Wyman and Zach Blas, 'im here to learn so :))))))', 2017.

Green Room: Material Politics

6 May–15 July 2017

The IMA is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, 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 CrippsMaterial 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.

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.

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Acknowledgements

Material Politics is supported by Brisbane City Council through Creative Sparks.