My Monster: The human animal hybrid

A celebration of the artistic representation of hybridity from mythology to movies, taxidermy to biotechnology.

Art Exhibition previously on at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 29 June 2018 to Saturday 18 August 2018
Launch Thursday 28 June 2018, 6-8pm

Bharti Kher, The hunter and the prophet (from the Hybrid series) image

Published by RMIT Gallery on Monday 18 June 2018.
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The desire to merge human and animal into one creature has fascinated artists for 40,000 years. Coinciding with the 200th anniversary year of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which gave rise to the portrayal of the mad scientist and outcast hybrid creature, My Monster celebrates the artistic representation of hybridity from mythology to movies, taxidermy to biotechnology. Curator Evelyn Tsitas Artists Rose Agnew, Jane Alexander, Janet Beckhouse, Peter Booth, Jazmina Cininas, Kate Clark, Catherine Clover, Beth Croce, Julia deVille, Heri Dono, Peter Ellis, Moira Finucane & Shinjuku Thief, Rona Green, Ai Hasegawa, Rayner Hoff, Sam Jinks, Deborah Kelly, Bharti Kher, Deborah Klein, Oleg Kulik, Sam Leach, Norman Lindsay, Sidney Nolan, Eko Nugroho, Kira O’Reilly & Jennifer Willet, Patricia Piccinini, Geoffrey Ricardo, Lisa Roet, Mithu Sen, Maja Smrekar & Manuel Vason, Ronnie van Hout, (((20hz))).

Public programs
Fri 29 June 12.30 – 1.30 pm Beyond Taxidermy Kate Clark & Julia deVille artist talk. Bookings https://bit.ly/2kn9lma,
Fri 6 July 12.30-1.30 pm Animal instinct Rona Green artist talk. Bookings https://bit.ly/2LpwWPr,
Fri 20 July 12.30-1.30 pm Contemporary hybrids Ronnie van Hout artist talk. Bookings https://bit.ly/2s6fRBe,
Tues 24 July 12.30-1.30 pm Frankenstein’s Legacy Evelyn Tsitas Curator talk. Bookings https://bit.ly/2s6fPJC,
Fri July 27 12.30-1.30 In a Manner of Speaking Catherine Clover participatory performance. Bookings https://bit.ly/2J2UOd9,
Thurs 2 Aug 5.30-6.30 pm Metamorphosis & transformation Jazmina Cininas & Deborah Klein. Bookings https://bit.ly/2GJLXIq,
Thurs 9 Aug 5.30-6.30 pm Informed by science Beth Croce & Sam Leach Bookings. https://bit.ly/2s47Bm8,
Fri 17 Aug 12.30-1.30 pm Surreal monsters Peter Ellis artist talk. Bookings https://bit.ly/2IK4ohG.

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Location

RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000