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  • Megan Cope, ‘RE FORMATION', 2019, hand-cast concrete Sydney rock oysters, copper slag, dimensions variable. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Fiona Connor, 'Community Notice Board (Essex Street Market)', 2018. Custom bulletin board, silkscreen and UV print on aluminium, vinyl, pins, surface coatings, 95 x 98 x 8cm. Courtesy the artist, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, and Fine Arts, Sydney.

  • Zanny Begg, 'The Beehive', 2018, continuous loop. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Heman Chong, 'Foreign Affairs', 2019, mixed media installation. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Joar Nango, 'Friddjavuohta, Dássálašvuohta, Searvevuohta, Eanan (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, the Land)', 2019, four digital photographs on polyester fabric, discarded and repurposed PVC textile from LKAB. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Joar Nango in collaboration with Silje Figenschou Thoresen, 'The indigenuity project' (excerpt), 2011–2013, 23 of 54 postcards and 6 commissioned texts from architect Sunniva Skålnes, art historian Elin Haugdal, indigenous philosopher Nils Oskal, the Sámi poet Sigbjørn Skåden, sociologist Bjørn Egil Flø, environmental activist Marie Sneve Martinusse. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Christian Nyampeta, 'Sometimes It Was Beautiful', 2018. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Christian Nyampeta, 'Sometimes It Was Beautiful', 2019. Video still. Commissioned by Tensta konsthall.

  • Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, 'Modest Livelihood', 2012, Super 16mm film transferred to Blu-ray, 50:00:00. Installation view: 'Haunt', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Carl Warner.

  • Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, 'Modest Livelihood' (still), 2012 super 16mm film transferred to blu-ray, 50 minutes, silent. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

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Haunt

13 April–08 June 201913 Apr–08 Jun 2019

#Haunt

In an age marked by mass migration, technologically accelerated dislocation, and rapid urban development, notions of home and belonging need to be imagined anew. At once located and displaced, how to live together is one of the crucial questions of our time. These ideas have even greater urgency in settler-colonial contexts where notions of ownership have very real consequences historically and in the present. Artists in this exhibition—Zanny Begg, Heman Chong, Fiona Connor, Megan Cope, Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, Joar Nango, Christian Nyampeta, and Amie Siegel—present works focusing on the conceptions, creations, developments, and experiences of home as they are affected by colonialism, urban development, and gentrification. Ultimately, a growing population, changing climate, and dwindling natural resources demand that we re-imagine what our shared future can look like.

Artists

Zanny Begg, Heman Chong, Fiona Connor, Megan Cope, Brian Jungen & Duane Linklater, Joar Nango, Christian Nyampeta, and Amie Siegel

Curated By
  • Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh
Artist Bios
Zanny Begg

Zanny Begg is an artist and filmmaker based in New South Wales. Recent exhibitions include The Beehive (ACME, Melbourne, 2018); Industrial Biennale, (Labin, Pula, Raša, Rijeka, 2018); Anubumin (with Oliver Ressler) (Open Space, Vienna, 2017); and Nothing else but cant, Cartography of Imagined Places (New York and Cementa, NSW).

Heman Chong

Heman Chong is a Singapore-based.Recent solo exhibitions include Spirts in the Material World (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019); Legal Bookshop (Swiss Institute New York, USA, 2018); Because, the Night (72-13, Singapore, 2017), among others.

Heman Chong is a Singapore-based.Recent solo exhibitions include Spirts in the Material World (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019); Legal Bookshop (Swiss Institute New York, USA, 2018); Because, the Night (72-13, Singapore, 2017), among others.

Heman Chong
Fiona Connor

Auckland-born, LA-based artist Fiona Connor has been included in numerous exhibitions including, Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California (2014 and 2012); the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); LAXART, Los Angeles, California (2011); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2010).

Megan Cope

Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman whose work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally including at City Gallery (Wellington, New Zealand); Cairns Regional Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane); Para Site Contemporary Art Space (Hong Kong), among others.

Megan Cope is a Quandamooka woman whose work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally including at City Gallery (Wellington, New Zealand); Cairns Regional Art Gallery; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane); Para Site Contemporary Art Space (Hong Kong), among others.

Megan Cope
Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen is an artist of Dane-Zaa and Swiss ancestry living and working in the North Okanagan of British Columbia, Canada. Jungen’s work has extensively including at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2017); 11th Shanghai Biennial (2012); and dOCUMENTA (13) (Kassel, Germany, 2012).

Duane Linklater

Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Canada. Linklater has exhibited widely including at Eli And Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan State University, USA, 2017), 80 WSE Gallery (NYC, USA, 2017), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada, 2015).

Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Canada. Linklater has exhibited widely including at Eli And Edythe Broad Art Museum (Michigan State University, USA, 2017), 80 WSE Gallery (NYC, USA, 2017), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada, 2015).

Duane Linklater
Joar Nango

Trained as an architect, Sámi artist Joar Nango explore the boundary between architecture, design and visual art. His work has been included in Documenta14 (Athens/Kassel, 2017); The same condition repeated at every moment of the walk (Western Front, Vancouver, Canada, 2014); Archizines, Storefront for Art and Architecture (NYC, USA, 2012).

Christian Nyampeta

Christian Nyampeta is a Rwandan-born, Dutch artist, currently based in New York. His recent exhibitions include Contour Biennale 9 (Mechelen, Belgium, 2019); Biennial of Contemporary African Art Dak’art (Dakar, Senegal, 2018); and Words after the World, Camden Arts Centre, London (2017).

Christian Nyampeta is a Rwandan-born, Dutch artist, currently based in New York. His recent exhibitions include Contour Biennale 9 (Mechelen, Belgium, 2019); Biennial of Contemporary African Art Dak’art (Dakar, Senegal, 2018); and Words after the World, Camden Arts Centre, London (2017).

Christian Nyampeta
Amie Siegel

Amie Siegel is an artist based in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include 12 x 12: Amie Siegel, Berlinische Galerie (Berlin, Germany 2017); Amie Siegel: Strata, South London Gallery, (London, UK, 2017); Quarry, and Audain Gallery, (Vancouver, Canada, 2017); Amie Siegel: The Spear in the Stone, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, USA (2016); and Amie Siegel: Provenance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2014).

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