Art Forum: Dr Marian Tubbs

22aug1:00 pm2:00 pmArt Forum: Dr Marian Tubbs

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Marian Tubbs’ assemblage-based installations and digital works critique cultural ascriptions of value and act to slow down accelerated modes of looking. Her work unveils poetic and political power inside an emotional reservoir of discarded images, poor materials, and ‘small’ talk. Natural and ‘fake’ imagery is captured in numerous randomised fluid and static visions. Discarding the use of hierarchy to preference various elements, the fragile and found are assembled to defiantly assert: ‘the poor material is my agent because it is set to fail at being ‘fine’’.

Selected recent exhibitions include “Hypersea”, 2018, Monaco; “Looking Without Seeing”, 2018, Benalla Art Gallery, Vic; ”STATION, Sydney”, 2018; “Another Dimension”, McClelland Gallery, 2018; “Apocalypse Summer”, 2017, ltd los angeles, LA; ”In Practice”, 2017, SculptureCenter, NY; “quiet revolutions and les enfants terribles”, 2017, Station, Melbourne; “Zona Maco”, 2017, ltd los angeles, Mexico City; “Contemporary Monsters”, 2016, Minerva, Sydney; “Abstract Sex*”, 2016, Bard CCS, New York; “Pleasure and Reality”, 2015-16, National Gallery of Victoria; “Contemporary Print Culture”, 2015, National Gallery of Australia; “riven”, 2015, Station, Melbourne; “Relational Changes”, 2015, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; “NADA”, 2015, New York, Minerva; “Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher’s Tones”, 2015, Toves, Copenhagen; “Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists”, 2015, MCA, Sydney; “Quake 2”, 2015, Arcadia Missa, London; “Glean”, 2014, Minerva, Sydney. Tubbs has recently curated shows including “Care” (with Dana Kopel) at Interstate Projects, NY and “Witness” at Minerva, Sydney. In 2017 Tubbs was the recipient of the Marten Bequest Scholarship for sculpture, and in 2015 MCA’s ‘Online Commission’.

Tubbs’ work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Contemporary Art and International institutional collections. In 2017 her work was included in the recent anthology ‘Australiana to Zeitgeist’ publishied by Thames and Hudson. In 2014, she contributed as an author to the philosophy volume “Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts: Intensities & Lines of Flight,” published by Rowman & Littlefield International. In 2015 she completed a PhD at UNSW Art & Design. She is a lecturer in Photomedia at the National Art School. Right now she is working on her first artist publication and a music video for rapper DonChristian.

Marian Tubbs, Suprasubliminals, video still, 2018



(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Black Theatre

Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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