From the 7th of July, a new exhibition curated by Annika Kristensen, Greater Together, will be filling the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank, Melbourne. The ambitious exhibition serves to unite eight projects from eight unique artists. The works presented aim to “complicate individual notions of authorship to focus on ideas of collaboration and cooperation as a means of agency and solidarity, in a complex and changing world.”
The exhibitors understand the challenges which exist within collaboration and collectivity; from issues surrounding division of labour, to attempting to navigate a familial existence. Both in an insular sense, relating to art, and in a broader sense relating to the unified, networked world and the relationships we share with one another, the artists will address collaboration through their work. Ideas of community, cooperation and co-existence will be explored and dissected in the context of the exhibition.
During the free opening of the exhibition on the 7th of July, two of the participating artists, Antoinette J. Citizen and Courtney Coombs, will expose the audience to a live performative work. In addition to the eight displayed projects, a ninth will inhabit the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art bookshop, entitled WORK/SHOP. This work “engages four artist practitioners and collaborators who have developed conceptual retail projects for the bookshop as a physical and metaphorical extension of the exhibition.”
Greater Together will feature Goldin+Senneby, Clark Beaumont, Céline Condorelli, Antoinette J. Citizen and Courtney Coombs, C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska, Patrick Staff, Field Theory, and Bik Van der Pol.