Communications Collective is proud to continue its new partnership with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) as the gallery enjoys the success of it’s latest exhibition.
Future Eaters presents a range of contemporary Australian and international artists working with sculptural practices in our present technological age. Featuring several newly commissioned artworks and installations, the exhibition explores some of the ways sculptural materials and forms are changing as artists respond to the mediated and virtual realities of the world in which we live and work.
The exhibition is curated by MUMA director Charlotte Day. “It’s very exciting to bring together works by a number of leading Australian and international artists working at the cutting edge of sculpture to explore how technology is shaping our lives and world,”says Day.
Future Eaters features artists from Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, USA and the former state of Yugoslavia and includes ew commissions by Benjamin Armstrong, Damiano Bertoli, Marley Dawson, Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick, and Mira Gojak.
“Sculpture is of our time but we can also envisage it outliving us and its forms becoming residues of our existence,” adds Day. “We most often think of the museum as a space of preservation and exhibition of the past, or platform for new work, and our audience to it as our contemporaries. I wanted to play with the timescale of the museum and push the gallery space into the future, to imagine the viewer of a future era speculating on these sculptural artefacts just as an archaeologist of our own period might speculate on the residue of earlier times.”