Rose Nolan

Rose Nolan

Why Do We Do the Things We Do

28 June–16 August 200828 Jun–16 Aug 2008

Melbourne artist Rose Nolan traffics in forms, codes, and ideals founded in utopian strands of twentieth-century avant-gardism. At the core of her project lies a fascination with Russian constructivism and suprematism, inflected with the language games of conceptual art. With works ranging from artist books and multiples through to carpets and massive wall paintings, Nolan brushes the heroic gestures of utopian modernism with the intimacies and foibles of the personal. A joint project with Artspace, Sydney.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.