Frontier Imaginaries Ed. No1
Saturday 13 August, 2pm, QUT Art Museum
Vivian Ziherl (IMA Curatorial Fellowship 2015, QUT Visual Art Alumni)
Amelia Barikin (Art History, University of Queensland), Amanda Cahill (Centre for Social Change), Léuli Eshraghi (PhD Candidate, Monash University), Dale Harding (artist), Pekeri Ruska (WAR, The Black Rising)
August 13 will mark the final weekend of the Frontier Imaginaries launch edition held in Brisbane with the Life of Lines at QUT Art Museum and No Longer at Ease at the Institute of Modern Art. The launch of the first Frontier Imaginaries publication offers the opportunity to toast the edition, and to reflect upon how, why and with what tools locally-focused projects can be meaningfully connected across vastly separate geographies.
Are publications valuable means of transmitting the specific work of an exhibition across time and territories? Do more recent communications technologies offer other tools that may be more useful? From the art-making perspective, what can be learned and/or contributed to the approaches of current social movements that strive to effect local change within systems of globalised power-relations?
Following from the success of the Artist Assemblies held at the opening of Frontier Imaginaries, this Publications Assembly will invite contributions from artists, curators, art-historians and leading figures from within local social movements for a public dialogue that foreshadows the next phase of the project as the 8th Jerusalem Show, held upon the invitation of the Al Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art and as part of the Qalandiya International 2016.