IMA Re-Launch News

IMA Re-Launch

29 September 2014

The IMA and its recently appointed Directors, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, are delighted to announce the re-launch of its venue on Saturday, 11 October, at 5pm. We will reopen with updated premises designed by Studio Miessen, a Berlin-based collaborative agency for spatial strategy and cultural analysis, which will include a new branch of Motto, a worldwide network of stores dedicated to books, magazines, artists’ publications, and editions.


The 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’ Maintenance Art Works, which were produced between 1969 and 1980. This is the first time that these artists are holding solo exhibitions in Australia and they are exclusive to the IMA.


The IMA is also pleased to announce its new Advisory Committee comprising Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne; and Raqs Media Collective, artist group, New Delhi.


Sarah Browne, Something from nothing, (HD video, 18 minutes, 2014).

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.