Event Madeleine King

Madeleine King

IMA Talk

12 September 2015

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In her lecture, IMA Operations Manager Madeleine King will look at our current exhibitions Dale Harding: White Collared and Patrick Staff: The Foundation through the lens of fashion. She will discuss the way both artists use tropes and materials of dress to convey ideas of genealogy, identity, memory, and social change. She will connect fashion history and theory with the exhibitions’ social and political contexts (race, gender, sexuality) and materials (leather, rubber, chain, hessian, lace), to consider how, throughout history, dress has evoked the sensual poles of pleasure and pain.

After completing her MA at QUT, Meanjin/Brisbane, King combined her interests in fashion and art by co-founding the online journal and curatorial outfit The Fashion Archives. She recently completed a research fellowship at the John Oxley Library, Meanjin/Brisbane, and is working on Remotely Fashionable, a book, with Nadia Buick.

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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.