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Borders, Barriers, Walls

Review by Sarah Werkmeister

4 May 2016

Borders, Barriers, Walls review: Dark partitions share uncanny resemblance in MUMA show

Exhbition Review by Robert Nelson
The Age
May 3, 2016

Borders, Barriers, Walls

Borders, Barriers, Walls
30 APRIL - 2 JULY 2016

Opening event: Wednesday 4 May 2016, 6-8pm
With opening remarks by David Manne, human rights lawyer and Executive Director of Refugee Legal.

CURATOR Francis E. Parker
ARTISTS Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Allora & Calzadilla, Karen Black, Gunter Christmann, Jin Chul Kyu, Guan Wei, Shilpa Gupta, Khaled Hourani, Raafat Ishak, Isaac Julien, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Kai Löffelbein, Ricky Maynard, Carlos Motta, Tony Schwensen, Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan, Danae Stratou, Judy Watson

Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or natural defences, the exhibition considers the forces by which these divides are either upheld or breached. Borders, Barriers, Walls features more than thirty artworks covering video, painting, photography and sculpture.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring commissioned essays by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission; Yanis Varoufakis, founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former Greek finance minister; with a curatorial overview from Francis E. Parker.