Melbourne Art Foundation presents 2016 Lectures & Forums

Published by: Melbourne Art Foundation | 2-Aug-2016
Melbourne Art Foundation proudly announces MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums presented in association with the Research Unit of Public Cultures (RUPC) "“ University of Melbourne and Liquid Architecture. Curated by Nikos Papastergiadis, Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela. @MelbourneArtFoundation
Venue: Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture
Address: 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Date: 18 August - 20 August
Time: 6pm
Ticket: Free
Buy / Ticket:
Call: 395217300

Autotune Everything: Art and the Sonic "“ Cosmic "“ Politic

The Melbourne Art Foundation (MAF) continues its core vision of supporting Australian visual artists and is proud to announce MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums presented in association with the Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) "“ University of Melbourne and Liquid Architecture.

Over three days in August, Autotune Everything: Art and the Sonic "“ Cosmic "“ Politic, will present a series of talks, music, performance and experiments, featuring an outstanding line up of local and international speakers and performers across art and sound.

The Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established to help strengthen the Australian visual arts industry. MAF identifies and promotes the work of living Australian contemporary artists to galleries, collectors, artists and the art-informed public through key initiatives such as the biennial Melbourne Art Fair.

The MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums will commence with their Keynote Event delivered by Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary in Singapore on Thursday 18 August. With over twenty years of experience, Bauer has worked as a curator of exhibitions and presentations on contemporary art, film, video and sound, with a focus on transdisciplinary formats. She was a co-curator of Documenta 11 (2001/2002) in the team of Okwui Enwezor, has been the artistic director of the 3rd Berlin Biennial (2004) and in 2005 curated the Mobile_Transborder Archive for InSite05, Tijuana /San Diego.

This free program will bring together dynamic thinkers and performers from across the world together in Melbourne to stage a conversation on contemporary art, sound and public space. Numerous visual artists have extended their practice by incorporating sonic and performative dimensions some of these curators, artists and writers include:

Clocks and Clouds (Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima) (USA)
Dennis Del Favero (Australia)
Hou Hanru (Italy)
Evelyne Jouanno (USA)
Caleb Kelly (Australia)
Seth Kim-Cohen (USA)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany)
Marco Fusinato (Australia)

MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums will also include performances by Chunyin Rainbow Chan (Sydney), Megan Clune (Sydney), Debris Facility (Melbourne), Eric Demetriou (Melbourne), (no)signal (Melbourne), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Melbourne), James Rushford (Melbourne), Masato Takasaka (Melbourne) and more.
By directly contributing to the health and sustainability of the Melbourne arts environment, MAF 2016 Lectures and Forums will be a rich resource for artists, students, curators and the broader public.
Building upon the success of the Melbourne Art Fair, MAF 2014 Lectures and Forums, this year's program will promote increased access to the visual arts, enhance knowledge and understanding of current arts issues, and assist in the development of new audiences for contemporary art.
Melbourne Art Foundation 2016 Lectures & Forums
18 "“ 20 August 2016
Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture,
168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Bookings are essential:

Detailed program can be viewed here:

For further information please contact Rachel Ciesla on (03) 9521 7300 or email

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