November 14, 2017 - Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane - Goldin+Senneby: Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg) / Amalia Pica: please open hurry
November 14, 2017

Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

(1) Goldin+Senneby, Headless. From the Public Record, with Angus Cameron (economic geographer), K.D. (fictional author), Kim Einarsson (curator/writer), Anna Heymowska (set designer), Marcus Lindeen (director), Eva Rexed (actor). Installation view: Index, Stockholm, 2009. (2) Goldin+Senneby, peace dollar (production still), 2016. (3) Amalia Pica, Workshop, 2017. Tools made by chimpanzees out of forest wood to extract food such as honey or insects, felt pen, nails. Courtesy the artist and NC-Arte, Bogotá. Photo: Oscar Monsalve. (4) Amalia Pica, Silverware, 2017. Tools made by chimpanzees out of forest wood, cast in silver. Courtesy the artist and NC-Arte, Bogotá. Photo: Oscar Monsalve. 

Goldin+Senneby: Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg)
Amalia Pica: please open hurry
November 18, 2017–March 10, 2018

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The Institute of Modern Art (IMA) is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions by Goldin+Senneby and Amalia Pica. These are the artists' first solo presentations in Australia.

Goldin+Senneby: Standard Length of a Miracle (The Bootleg)
For the past ten years, Goldin+Senneby has used methods and tools inspired by the financial sector to illuminate and subvert our late-capitalist system. The IMA is pleased to present the second iteration of their mutating retrospective, Standard Length of a Miracle, which premiered at Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, last year. Responding to the challenge of mounting a retrospective in Australia and at the same time resisting the urge to pack up the physical traces of all past projects and ship them around the world, the artists will present bootlegs and replicas of major works.

For the Brisbane iteration Goldin+Senneby invited Camila Marambio and Amaara Raheem to act as interlocutors. Marambio and Raheem responded with QUIZ which led to RESULT which led to the conception of the Meth(odology) Lab. In the main room, a plot of land acquired by Goldin+Senneby is interpreted as a stage set by artist Ryan PresleyHeadless will also be activated by long-time spokesperson for Goldin+Senneby, Angus Cameron, in conversation with Mary Graham. The exhibition will conclude with a magic demonstration, Acid Money, performed by Malin Nilsson.

Goldin+Senneby is a framework for collaboration set up by artists Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby. Solo exhibitions include Standard Length of a Miracle, Tesnta konsthall, Stockholm (2016); M&A, Artspace NZ, Auckland (2013); I dispense, divide, assign, keep, hold, NAK, Aachen (2012);  The Decapitation of Money, Kadist, Paris (2010); Headless. From the public record, Index, Stockholm (2009); Goldin+Senneby: Headless, The Power Plant, Toronto (2008). Recent group exhibitions include Manipulate the World, Moderna museet, Stockholm (2017); Greater Together, ACCA, Melbourne (2017); The Eighth Climate, 11th Gwangju Biennial (2016); Mom, am I barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013).

Amalia Pica: please open hurry 
Amalia Pica’s
two-part exhibition will begin with recently made works that respond to the artist’s 2014 residency at the Gashaka Gumti National Park in the rainforest of Nigeria. Her practice often explores communication, misunderstanding, translation and listening. This trajectory takes on a new subject through her experience observing the lives of chimpanzees in Nigeria. Pica’s fascination with the tools created by chimps, their aptitude for communication, and complex social structures have formed the basis of two video works produced with the filmmaker Rafael Ortega, and a recent sculpture that will be presented alongside.

The second chapter of the exhibition will feature newly commissioned works, supported by the Keir Foundation, developed by Pica on a residency at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, USA, this year, where the artist is deepening her understanding of inter-species communication. Pica is working with leading primatologists to expand her knowledge of Chimpanzee language capacities and what meaning might be shared between humans and their distant relatives.

Argentinian artist Amalia Pica lives and works in London, UK. Recent exhibitions include At an Arm’s Length, NC Arte, Bogotá (2017); Katachrese, Kunstverein Freiburg (2016); The Eighth Climate, 11th Gwangju Biennale (2016); A B C (line), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2014); A B C, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2013); Amalia Pica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2013); For Shower Singers, Modern Art Oxford (2012); ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale (2011).

About the Institute of Modern Art
Since 1975, the IMA has been one of Australia’s leading independent forums for art and its discourses. The IMA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments.

Goldin+Senneby’s exhibition at the IMA is supported by Iaspis – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists. Amalia Pica’s exhibition has been developed in partnership with The Power Plant, Toronto, and PICA, Perth, with the generous support of the Keir Foundation.

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