Mihnea Mircan Tertiary Masterclass

Wed 18 Aug 2021

This is a past program.

Join us for an online masterclass led by curator Mihnea Mircan centred around his ACCA exhibition and practice-led PhD project A Biography of Daphne 2021.

Mihnea Mircan will present a response to the exhibition A Biography of Daphne in the form of a roving tour through ACCA’s galleries, followed by an intimate audience-led Q&A session. This event will centre upon the critical strategies and philosophy of practice deployed by Mircan through the process of developing a curatorial project within the institutional structure of a practice-led curatorial PhD.

A Biography of Daphne is a curatorial project that revisits the Classical myth of Daphne as the starting point for an investigation of trauma and metamorphosis, symbiosis and entanglement in contemporary art. In this exhibition Daphne is cast as a dynamic model for the ruptures between the ‘figures’ and ‘grounds’ of today’s visual, social, political and ecological environments. The exhibition features newly commissioned and existing works by Australian and international artists that are assembled to explore the integrity and vulnerability of bodies, their performative or prosthetic extensions, and the alliances they enter – across species or registers of representation – that open identity to the possibility of a radical othering.

This presentation is part of the ACCA Tertiary Masterclass series that gathers diverse creative practitioners, both artists and curators, to address the complex challenge of marrying studio and curatorial processes with that of a theoretical exegesis. Presenting artists and curators will each share their approaches to developing methodologies for writing about their own and others art and exhibition whilst in the very process of art-making or curation.

Please contact ACCA if you have any further queries about access and this event 03 9697 9999 or programs@acca.melbourne