Event 'It Is Not a Place', 'Platform', and 'The Magnificent Levitation Act of Lauren O'

'It Is Not a Place', 'Platform', and 'The Magnificent Levitation Act of Lauren O'

Exhibition Opening

20 April 2024

Don’t miss the opening of our three new exhibitions, featuring new and acclaimed works by Queensland and international artists. At 3pm, hear artist Jasmine Togo-Brisby and Imelda Miller (Curator, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Indigenous Studies, Queensland Museum) discuss Brisby’s new exhibition, It Is Not a Place.

About the Exhibitions

Jasmine Togo-Brisby is an Australian South Sea Islander artist who conjures with an iconography of tall ships, decorative ceilings, and crow feathers. It Is Not a Place features two major new commissions—a sculpture and a video—addressing the impacts of the Pacific slave trade.

Our new annual exhibition Platform showcases new commissions by emerging Queensland artists under forty. In 2024, we present new works by Miguel AquilizanMia Boe, and Sarah Poulgrain.

Angela Su’s pseudo-documentary The Magnificent Levitation Act of Lauren O tells the story of her fictional alter-ego Lauren O, a mysterious figure drawn to levitation practices, linking the perils of flight to the exploring the recesses of the mind. It was the centrepiece of Su’s show Arise at the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale.

Jasmine Togo-Brisby, 'It Is Not a Place' (still), 2024.

Related Exhibition

Jasmine Togo-Brisby

It Is Not a Place

20 Apr–16 Jun 2024


Miguel Aquilizan, Mia Boe, and Sarah Poulgrain

20 Apr–16 Jun 2024

Angela Su

The Magnificent Levitation Act of Lauren O

20 Apr–27 Jun 2024

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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.