Uncommon Knowledge: Fiona Hall on Global Politics, Brexit and the EU

Mon 18 Jun 2018

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ACCA Foyer
$35 / $200

One of Australia’s best known contemporary artists, Fiona Hall represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2015 with the exhibition Wrong Way Time.  At the heart of this revered work was the tension between global politics, world finances and the environment. For ACCA’s 2018 lecture series Uncommon knowledge: artists on their special interests, Fiona Hall will discuss the climate of disunity and conflicts within the European Union, Brexit and conflicting ideas for society, drawing on research for a new work in development All along the watch towers commissioned by the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.

Fiona Hall is best known for extraordinary works that transform commonplace materials into vital organic forms with both contemporary and historical resonances. She represented Australia in the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2015, she had a solo presentation as part of dOCUMENTA (13) in Germany in 2012 and her work is held in major institutions nationally and internationally.

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Season pass $200 (all eight lectures) / casual session $35
Includes complimentary cocktail on arrival by Starward Whiskey


ACCA’s 2018 lecture series, Uncommon knowledge: artists on their special interests gives eight artists a microphone and an hour to speak about topics that inspire their art and thinking. Featuring a trans-generational cast of artists, Uncommon Knowledge brings together elements of history, lifestyle, philosophy, sound studies, sexuality, cultural politics and more, to challenge us to think differently about society and the world around us.

Presented by Abercrombie & Kent, these hour-long lectures will be presented monthly on Monday nights at 6pm from April through to November. Each lecture will be accompanied by a unique cocktail created by our partners The Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky.


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