Clara Murphy CurtainsOpening: 7 August Dates: 7 August - 31 August 2019
Uncovering the meaning of “publication” through its etymology as an “act of making public”.
In Curtains, a two-part structure alternates between stage and audience, redoubling and piecing together theatrical functions, mobilising visitors and observers (framed as readers and authors). Through this temporary setting, the content of the exhibition forms, combining exhibition design with production, resulting in a shift in function and visibility – from private to public.
The exhibition’s textual interventions function as loosely linked footnotes to the physical work, as a ‘codex’ activating various contexts within a single exhibition.
Clara Murphy is an artist from Melbourne. Her practice works to address the material context of the exhibition as well as historical and contemporary forms of feminist organising, how these are manifested in relation to architecture and the formation of space. Selected forthcoming and recent projects include: Warburg Institute Archive research residency, London, UK (2019), a group exhibition at Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne (2018), and a solo exhibition at Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2017). Other projects include a publishing platform ‘Mail Art Archive’ (with Lucy Russell and Maddie Symons) and an internship at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Clara has recently completed studies in both Fine Art (with Honours) and Art History. claramurphy.com
The exhibition includes a catalogue printed by Publication Studio, Hato Press, London. Published in July 2019 on the occasion of Clara Murphy’s solo exhibition Curtains at Bus Projects, Melbourne.