Direct Democracy

Direct Democracy explores the changing nature of our engagement with the democratic tradition and looks to the emergence of new democratic models. The exhibition reflects contemporary social movements, unrest and the desire for change; modelling key social dynamics and possible futures. In Direct Democracy destruction and resistance are connected with the need to collaborate and rebuild. Recent political shifts such as the Arab Spring, the global financial crisis and movements such as Occupy are considered in relation to earlier struggles for autonomy and self-definition, as well as the interplay of constructive and corrosive dynamics in leadership and governance. The exhibition examines the shifting forms of political agency, in both emerging and foundational democracies.

Exhibition
Date: 26/Apr/2013 to 06/Jul/2013
Curated by: Geraldine Barlow
At: Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Artists:

Laylah Ali, Hany Armanious, Natalie Bookchin, A Centre for Everything, DAMP, Destiny Deacon, Alicia Frankovich, Will French, Gail Hastings, Alex Martinis Roe, Andrew McQualter, John Miller, Alex Monteith, Raquel Ormella, Mike Parr, Simon Perry, Carl Scrase, Milica Tomic, Kostis Velonis, Jemima Wyman

List of Works: Space holder for a yellow, white and red space
Bibliography: Geraldine Barlow, Direct Democracy, in Geraldine Barlow (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2013, pp.50–3, 98–9, 101, 106.
Suzanne Fraser, Direct Democracy at MUMA’, The Melbourne Review, 2013, http://www.melbournereview.com.au/arts/article/direct-democracy-at-muma.
Monash University Museum of Art

Dir: Charlotte Day

Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University, Caulfield campus
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East, VIC 3145
Australia

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