Sarah Goffman, 'I am with you', 2017, (crop) Photo: Andrew Curtis

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) is currently hosting, Unfinished Business, an exhibition that surveys the scope of feminist art practices in mediums like painting, performance, photography and film.

Asking why feminism is still relevant, necessary and critical, Unfinished Business looks at trans-generational legacies, inheritances and shifts, alongside contemporary conditions and concerns – to encourage new debates and discussions on the ‘unfinished business’ of feminism today.

Unfinished Business has a collaborative, polyphonic form that encourages diverse voices, practices and debate, and presents new commissions and recent work alongside selected historical projects, film and performance and a publication with contributions by art historians, artists and theorists from the 1970s to today.

Exploring strategies and analyses of gender identity and representation, intersectional politics and practices which embrace performative codes, text and media technologies, the show has more than 90 artists, working in a range of different mediums.

Developed by a curatorial team including ACCA’s Artistic Director Max Delany and Senior Curator Annika Kristensen, the show’s curatorial team includes Paola Balla, Julie Ewington, Vikki McInnes and Elvis Richardson.

Unfinished Business is part of ACCA’s aim to host a 'Big Picture' exhibition that examines how art relates to the wider social, cultural and political context within society.

Unfinished Business also has a range of complementary events, including:

Next Gen(der)

Wednesday 28 February, 6pm, ACCA Foyer

Next Gen(der)invites young people to take over ACCA to explore the role and significance of feminism and gender diversity for the next generations and will be convened by the Violet Fems from Eltham High, Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective, and students from and Melbourne high schools and universities.

Don’t tell me to smile: Blak feminism and intersectionality

Wednesday 7 March, 6pm, ACCA Foyer

Don’t tell me to smile: Blak feminism and intersectionality will identify and question the challenges of blak feminism and intersectionality today in Australia and more widely.

View Unfinished Business (and related events) on till the 25 March at ACCA.


Dates: 15 Dec 2017 - 25 March 2018

Location: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Address: 111 Sturt Street, Southbank

Times: 10 am–5 pm Tuesday to Friday; 11 am–5 pm weekends and public holidays,

Admission: Free

ACCA Website

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