‘Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century’ presents a vision of the Twentieth Century as a history of false starts, obsolete technologies and unrealised utopias, ‘Living in the Ruins’ is an archaeological dig into the material culture that shapes our present. In association with the influential New York based magazine Cabinet, curators Adam Jasper and Holly Williams draw together objects from art, science and ethnography in an investigation of the ruins, remnants and ill-fated prototypes that defined a century already far enough in the past to be foreign to us, but close enough that we still have no fitting monuments for it.
The exhibition combines artefacts from the Macleay Museum and the University of Sydney, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Westpac Archives and the Powerhouse Museum with articles from Cabinet and works by Australian and International artists including Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg, Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Michael Stevenson, Alex Gawronski, Nadia Wagner, Matthew Shannon, Lillian O’Neil and others.
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David Haines, Ozinal installed in Wanganui New Zealand
courtesy the artist and Breenspace, Sydney