ACMI & Melbourne Festival present

The Exhibition of a Film

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Can a cinema screen host an exhibition?

That's the puzzle at the heart of this unorthodox work by London-based curator Mathieu Copeland. Calling on the talents of dozens of major artists from a broad spectrum of creative disciplines, including choreographers, performers, musicians, writers and visual artists, Copeland has pieced together an exhibition that can be screened, featuring moving-image and surround-sound works that fit within the cinema environment.

The Exhibition of a Film features work from a diverse range of renowned musicians and artists including Nick Cave, Lee Ranaldo, Lawrence Weiner, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Leah Singer and Tim Etchells. 

To celebrate the Australian premiere of this unique work, following the screening there will be an exclusive opportunity to hear Mathieu Copeland discuss his theory and practice with Kelli Alred.

About the curator

Mathieu Copland is a London-based curator whose work demonstrates an affinity with creative practitioners from across the fields of visual art, dance, music, film and writing. His projects have been presented at a range of international institutions including Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Musee d’Art Contemporain and Jeu De Paume.

About the host

Kelli Alred is an independent curator currently based in Melbourne, whose practice focuses on the presentation of time-based, spatial and performative forms. She has delivered projects for a range of international institutions including Tate Modern and Netherlands Media Arts Institute.