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EXHIBITION MAPH PLUTA-Shadowing matrix-2

Hollow

8 Jun 2024 – 21 Jun 2024

As artists, academics and curators, Izabela Pluta and Kiron Robinson work across photography, sculpture, installation, and video. Both artists bring an experimental methodology to their practice – whether that be through scanning, layering, cropping, altering or rephotographing – preferring to work in a controlled studio environment to bring new meaning to existing photographs.

In this exhibition both Pluta and Robinson explore their own and public archives which are then decontextualised and recontextualised to bring past ideas into a contemporary context. For the curators of Built photography, Hollow playfully capsizes the idea of being built and examines the emptiness that can lie underneath the surface of a photograph.

In 2023/2024, the Museum of Australian Photography acquired works by Izabela Pluta and Kiron Robinson.

Curated by Angela Connor, MAPh Senior Curator.

Publication
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that acts as a compendium to the works, augmenting the exhibition with artist bios, extended texts, imagery and an interview between Izabela and Kiron that in itself becomes a construction of prose.

Image:
Izabela PLUTA
Shadowing matrix (detail) 2024
2 components comprising pigment print on eco-solvent cotton rag paper mounted on dibond, and paper collage on Gelatin Silver photograph mounted on dibond, Perspex, aluminium
courtesy of the artist and Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert (Sydney)

Gallery Details

Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh)
(Formerly Monash Gallery of Art)
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Entry is Free

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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