In the theatre of the world art is a conveyor of dreams, a mobiliser of imagination, and a conduit for emotion. When we find beauty sometimes we need look no further. Theatre of the World engages, and rejects, the widely held notion that ancient and contemporary works of art are inherently different, and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Australia.
From Saturday 23 June 2012 to Monday 08 April 2013


Published by Museum of Old and New Art on Tuesday 01 May 2012.
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Theatre of the World is a kaleidoscope: here the viewer sees the object, and that is enough. This notion harkens back to the Renaissance view that art and knowledge are inextricably intertwined. This art is visual poetry.

Theatre of the World has, as its backbone, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery collection of Pacific backcloths and MONA’s collection of everything. Other sources are tapped when required to enhance the perceptual interplay, or on whim.

Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin.
A MONA and TMAG (Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery) collaboration.