Organization for Cultural Exchange and Disagreement

Feb 28 — Apr 3, 2004



This two-part exhibition took place first at Western Front and then West Space in Melbourne, Australia. It explored questions of the bureaucratic overlay of creative ideas and their modes of formation among artist-run initiatives—looking at the state of institutional critique, institutionalized dissent, and utopic disarray. The exhibition used disagreement as a discursive form of failure, and as a starting point for a discussion on the “aesthetic of administration.”

The work included sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media work. The artists were John Barbour, Derek Barnett, Jane Finlay, Alex Gawronski, Ruark Lewis, Mark Soo, Nicole+Ryan, Kathleen Ritter, and Hadley+Maxwell.

An exhibition opening took place at Western Front on Feb 27, 2004.

The second part of the exhibition took place at West Space, Melbourne from October 8 to 24, 2004.

Curated by Brett Jones and Jonathan Middleton.

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