Alicia Frankovich, Outside Before Beyond, 2017, installation view

As part of the Melbourne Arts Festival, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is presenting the Australian premiere of Reynaud-Dewar’s Teeth, Gums, Machines, Future, Society alongside Exoplanets, a new MUMA commission by Alicia Frankovich from today, 6 October to 15 December 2018.

Delivering a special live performance today, Saturday 6 October at 3pm, by the artist, Reynaud-Dewar, the performance will take place during the exhibition opening with four protagonists - the artist, a comedian, a cyborg and noise artist- extending their roles in the film into the gallery space. In addition, Reynaud-Dewar will also present an artist talk as part of MUMA’s Boiler Room series at the State Library of Victoria on Monday 8 October at 6pm. See details here.

Lili Reynaud-Dewar (b. 1975, France) is a writer and artist whose projects interweave sculpture, video, sound and performance. She studied public law and ballet before turning her attention to art practice and criticism.

The other leading artist, New Zealand-born artist Alicia Frankovich presents Exoplanets, which is a new MUMA commission and will be presented alongside outside before beyond, a temporal exhibition experience from her recent major solo show at the Kunstverein für die Reinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Together these works include new sculptures, videos, animations and theatrical props (spotlights and theatre curtains) that present mutually overlapping chronologies and narratives within a set of interlinking gallery spaces.

Frankovich explores the possibility of annulling fixed points of time and hierarchies of experience with works that constantly reconfigure themselves, irrespective of the audience’s presence. These moments of transition are equally implicit in each component - an animation shows a sequence of figurative metamorphoses, light shifts from day to night.

Alicia Frankovich (New Zealand, 1980) lives and works in Berlin and Canberra. Frankovich is known for her performances, sculptures, videos and more recent enquiry into exhibition situations that physically and temporally engage viewers within exhibition formats. Both exhibitions have been curated by MUMA Senior Curator, Hannah Mathews.

Be sure to see Lili Reynaud-Dewar's Teeth, Gums, Machines, Future, Society and Alicia Frankovich's Exoplanets before it ends this December! For more info on the events now showing at Melbourne Arts Festival, check their website here.


Location: Monash University Museum of Art - Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus (900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East)

Dates: 6 October - 15 December 2018

Times: Tuesday - Friday; 10am – 5pm, Saturday; 12 - 5pm

Cost: Free

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