Walk / Collect / Make / Exhibit

The IMA is pleased to present a workshop with visiting Stockholm and London-based artist, Linda Persson. This session is for members of IMA’s Art Club or for anyone between the ages of 13 – 17 years.

Art Workshop previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 19 September 2015 to Saturday 19 September 2015

Walk / Collect / Make / Exhibit image

Published by Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday 09 September 2015.
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This hands-on workshop will take you out in the streetscapes of Brisbane. Visiting artist Linda will lead a tour around neighboring Fortitude Valley streets, where you will collect objects along the way and think about your everyday lived environment in a new light. The materials collected on the walk will be brought back to the IMA where you will work with the group to make a sculptural installation. The group work will take inspiration from Arte Povera, a movement that originated in Italy in the 1960s that aimed to make undervalued everyday objects meaningful through art.

Linda Persson’s art practice often deals with peripheral things that are about to disappear or are even altogether extinct, such as certain languages and technologies. As society becomes increasingly dematerialised and digitised, we tend to forget that everything will inevitably break down, decay and disintegrate. Her practice experiments by juxtaposing two conditions: digital entropy and physical entropy. Persson has exhibited internationally at galleries such as Vulpes Vulpes and The Drawing Room in London, Haninge Konsthall and Galerie Nordenhake in Stockholm.