Two New Exhibitions Open at Brisbane’s IMA

Two new exhibitions are set to open at The Institute of Modern Art this Friday 13 May. Register to attend here, tickets are free.

Rebirth Is Necessary by Jenn Nkiru comes to audiences in Queensland this winter at IMA where it is poised to open the door to ‘the magic and dynamism of Blackness’. Nkiru is an award winning artist and director and their work on show at IMA comes into being ‘through an afro surrealist lens … grounded in the history of black music, the aesthetics of experimental film, international art cinema, the black arts movement, and the rich and variegated tradition of cinemas of the black diaspora and their distinct experimentation with the politics of form.’

On the 28th of May you are invited to join in a scent making workshop inspired by ‘Rebirth is Necessary’ after which you will take home a nourishing body cream.

Image: Jenn Nkiru, ‘REBIRTH IS NECESSARY’ (video still), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Mothership.

Also on view in the Brisbane gallery is ‘An Alternative Economics’ which includes the work of artists Five Mile Radius, Gunybi Ganambarr, Wanda Gillespie, Katie Paterson, Make or Break, Keg de Souza, and Shevaun Wright. Together at the artists ‘explore and expand on the creation of value…to make us reconsider what is ‘counted’ in our society and why.’ Recognising that limitless growth is not tenable the artists ‘each propose (in big and small ways) alternate visions for a more sustainable, equal, and ultimately just future.’

On 14 May there will be artist talks for ‘An Alternative Economics’ as well as the chance to join in a ‘speculative writing’ workshop.

Image: Courtesy of Keg De Souza. Photo: Bryony Jackson.

You can visit both exhibitions until 9 July, 2022.