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Every Art Museum has a secret (or two)

27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021 10.30am - 11.30am
Domain Theatre
Recent Australian Art has become one of the legendary exhibitions of Australian art history. Curated by Daniel Thomas and Frances McCarthy (Lindsay) in 1973, the exhibition included painting, sculpture, drawing, conceptual, earth and time-based art by 46 Australian artists presented in the recently opened new wing of the Art Gallery.

The exhibition eclipsed the Biennale for the diversity and contemporaneity of work included, as well as the notoriety the exhibition achieved on account of artist Tim Burns and his work A change of plan. Two nude people were to spend all day in an enclosed box within the exhibition space, seen by the public through a two-way closed-circuit TV.

Find out how this led to a citizen’s arrest at the Gallery in this tantalising and final lecture of the series.

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