The IMA’s new Directors inaugural program features a new body of works by Dublin-based artist Sarah Browne, Hand to Mouth, alongside a survey of New York–based Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s Maintenance Art Works, which were produced between 1969 and 1980. The exhibitions open on Saturday, 11 October, at 5pm.
Browne’s exhibition departs from the historical relationship between the production of perishable textiles and invisible digital code, while Ukeles’s show explores life’s everyday routines. This is the first time that these artists are holding solo exhibitions in Australia and they are both exclusive to the IMA.
Ukeles’s exhibition is curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director of Grazer Kunstverein, who will also give a tour of Maintenance Art Works 1969–1980, at 5pm. The tour is free for IMA members and costs $5 for non-members.
The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.
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.