How to entangle the universe in a spider/web?, 2022, Tomás Saraceno. Courtesy the artist with thanks to Arachnophilia, neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles.
Photo Credit: Mona/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy Studio Tomás Saraceno and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
This new exhibition at Hobart’s Mona captures Tomás Saraceno’s collaborations with research institutes.
AAP Image/Dark Mofo and MONA Museum of Old and New Art
Every year, tens of thousands travel to art events throughout Tasmania. These unique festival landscapes change the way we experience the world – and ourselves.
Time/Timeless/No Time (2004) by Walter De Maria.
The Chichu Art Museum, on the Japanese island of Naoshima, is a breathtaking place to rethink the relationship between nature and people.
AAP Image/Andrew Drummond
Spanish artist Santiago Sierra’s request for the blood of First Nations’ people in a now cancelled artwork prompted widespread disgust. We need Black curators who work from community standpoints.
The Implications, Mofo Sessions at MONA, MONA FOMA 2021.
While big and small events on the 2021 arts calendar are still shifting or disappearing altogether, a sharper local focus could save the day.
Mona Confessional 2016 – 19. The art unveiled for this year’s Dark Mofo is a disturbing journey into our future.
Mona’s new subterranean extension adds a compelling dimension to the art of Dark Mofo 2019. Upstairs, a series of interactive sculptures contemplates our automated future.
Guests at the V.I.P Opening Feast, Eat The Problem.
Mona/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
A new exhibition and book urging us to eat invasive species are beautiful but come across as little more than an exquisitely designed elitist spectacle.
Youth dance troupe Stompin performed their thought-provoking work Nowhere as part of this year’s Ten Days on the Island.
Jacob Collings, Lusy Productions
Despite the diversity of art and performance on display at the tenth Ten Days on the Island festival, key themes emerge: life, death, and Tasmania’s colonial history.
Most of MONA’s interstate visitors go to the museum without stopping in the nearby suburbs.
MONA could encourage more low-income visitors by making entry free for all concession card owners.
‘The shape of things to come’, installation view at Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne, March 2018.
Photograph by Christian Capurro.
Philanthropists are creating new galleries to share their private collections with the Australian public. But these gifts do not ameliorate the deficit left by declining government arts fundings.
Mezzo soprano Eve Klein performed two compositions while a medical laryngoscope, inserted into her throat, revealed the movement of her vocal chords.
Listeners often describe the music presented at Tasmania’s Mofo festival as ‘weird’. But to do so sells the experience short.
Chris Levine’s iy_project at Hobart’s Dark Mofo.
Dark Mofo/Lusy Productions, 2017 Image Courtesy Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Hobart’s Dark Mofo deals with plenty of challenging subjects but seeing it with a child can highlight the wonder of intuitively experiencing art.
Untitled (all), Hans-Jörg Georgi, 2010–15, Courtesy of The Museum of Everything.
Moorilla Gallery, Courtesy of Atelier Goldstein and The Museum of Everything (installation by Lutz Pillong)
MONA’s latest exhibition draws on the work of people - patients, housewives, hermits - who were compelled to create, raising age-old questions about how we define art.
Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art: a must-see tourist destination, but for whom?
The acclaimed Museum of Old and New Art is located in one of Tasmania’s most disadvantaged municipalities. But new research has found that locals have mixed feelings about the gallery.
One of Hermann Nitsch’s previous works, the Orgies Mysteries Theatre in Italy, 2015.
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
You can ‘walk’ through the Musée d’Orsay in Paris using the Google Arts & Culture platform.
Google Arts & Culture
Do you fancy a virtual stroll through the Musee D'Orsay or printing your very own Vermeer? Technology is transforming museums in a myriad of ways.
Static No. 12 (seek stillness in movement), 2009–10.
©Daniel Crooks. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
A new exhibition at MONA, curated by scientists, explores the biological and evolutionary origins of art. The show is spectacular - but it offers an overwhelmingly male perspective.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art.
Hobart’s winter festival explores darkness, storms and the very nature of the universe, with artwork performed in an asylum; echoing the elements and conceived while on a residency at Geneva’s Centre for Nuclear Research.
The work, while personal, forms a lasting sense of introspection for the spectator as well.
Image courtesy of Dark Mofo
This collection of Marina Abramović’s works from 1975 to the present isn’t a retrospective. It offers a chance to consider the supremely artist-centric art as something separate to its creator.
So cold it’s hot … The Winter Feast crowd fan the flames at Dark MOFO 2014.
MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art,
We’re not short on festivals in Australia, so new events need to make their presence felt. What’s the secret of Dark Mofo, which is about to enjoy its third outing?