May 1, 2017 - Institute of Modern Art - Céline Condorelli: Corps à Corps
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May 1, 2017

Institute of Modern Art

Céline Condorelli, view of Models for a Qualitative Society, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

Céline Condorelli
Corps à Corps
May 6–July 15, 2017

Institute of Modern Art
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The IMA is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Australia by Céline CondorelliCorps à Corps.

Condorelli will treat the IMA spaces, both indoor and outdoor, as case-studies in what an exhibition can be, creating diverse environments where everything from climate to furniture are integral features. Visitors will feel the wind on their faces, be invited to play with past and future playgrounds, and, through a new video installation, be transported into fifteen disparate contexts where Condorelli’s works have served as support structures.

A new garden is being developed for the IMA’s courtyard, and is a co-commission by the IMA and the 11th Gwangju Biennale, with the support of the Keir Foundation. Launching in July, the immersive work will provide shade and seating for visitors amongst native and naturalised plant species, and propose the garden as exhibition.

Condorelli is an artist who lives and works in London, UK and Milan, Italy; she is the author and editor of Support Structures, Sternberg Press (2009), and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Recent exhibitions include bau bau, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy; The Company She Keeps, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK; Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium; Additionals, Project Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Things That Go Without Saying, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria; and Surrounded by the Uninhabitable, SALT Istanbul, Turkey.

Alongside Corps à Corps is a group exhibition featuring artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty, Material Politics. The exhibition takes its point of departure from Recession Art and Other Strategies (1986), curated by artist and then IMA Director Peter CrippsMaterial Politics reflects on a longstanding tendency in Australian contemporary art to work with an economy of means. It focuses on artists who use readily-available materials for more than economical reasons, to embed political perspectives. The exhibition is centred around a series of new commissions and recent works by Zach Blas and Jemima WymanMegan CopeGabriella Mangano and Silvana ManganoArchie MooreRaquel OrmellaKeg de Souza, and Tintin Wulia.
 

The Institute of Modern Art
Since 1975, the IMA has been Queensland’s leading independent forum for art and its discourses. Our innovative and diverse programs embed the international in the local and engage the local internationally.

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. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia.

Céline Condorelli: Corps à Corps is generously supported by the Keir Foundation. Material Politics is supported by Brisbane City Council through Creative Sparks.

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