Event IMA Reading Group

IMA Reading Group

09 April 2016

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The IMA Reading Group is a monthly assembly held in the Motto IMA bookstore designed to further activate local discussion surrounding contemporary art. The initiative is aimed at university students and recent graduates, and aims to provoke conversation in an open, participatory environment.

Public Programs and Publications Officer, Tess Maunder, will lead this session and will respond to our current exhibition Rana Hamadeh: The Sleepwalkers, in relation to the text Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference, specifically, ‘Chapter Three: Translating Life-Worlds into Labor and History’ by leading post-colonial theorist Dipesh Chakrabarty. Please read the text prior to the day so that you are ready to contribute to the discussion. Free copies will be made available at our front desk in the week leading up to the reading group.

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.