Presenting a vision of the twentieth century as a history of false starts, misbegotten technologies and missing utopias, Living in the Ruinsis an archaeological dig into the material culture that forms our present.
In association with the influential New York magazine Cabinet, curators Adam Jasper and Holly Williams draw together objects from art, science and ethnography in a celebration of the profound and the mundane.
The exhibition combines projects from Cabinet with museum pieces and works by Australian and international artists including Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg, Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists,Michael Stevenson, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, Nadia Wagner, Alex Gawronski, Lillian O’Neil,Matthew Shannon and others; with loans from theMacleay Museum and the University of Sydney, theMuseum of Old and New Art, the Westpac Banking Group Archives and the Powerhouse Museum.
Living in the Ruins creates a contemporary Wunderkammer that traverses diverse themes from islands to explosions and giant spheres. The exhibition will be anchored by a reading room of the only complete collection of Cabinet publications in Australia; it will be accompanied by a print and online project developed by Zoe Sadokierski and a colloquium on post-disciplinary curation facilitated by Lizzie Muller. Contact the gallery for details.
“Pornography’s Part in Sexual Violence” in The New Terrorism - Andrea Dworkin, 1981 (via shannonwest)
Of course gender is not a modern invention. It’s been around for as long as patriarchy. “Women are like this; men are like that. “Gender roles can be found in the Bible—divinely ordered social difference between males and females.
And who is the beneficiary of this “difference”? WHO is the materially advantaged sex? Males, always always always MALES. That, is the purpose of gender.
Gender is not a fun dress up game for people who fancy themselves as art. It is a complex social structure whose sole purpose is to distribute power and resources between the sexes. It does this unequally: see ubiquitous evidence of women’s oppression. GENDER is not cool for females." —
ehungerford (via never-obey)