Conversing About The Other
07 December 2019
Join artist Courtney Coombs at IMA Belltower, for the tenth edition of Conversing About The Other, an ongoing series that invites discussion about the terms other, otherness, and The Other.
“Other. Otherness. The Other. Words that are used so often that they seem to no longer really hold meaning. And yet we connect with them. Disconnect with them.
I am working to better understand these terms, why I have always identified with them, how I engage with them while still remaining aware of my position(s) of privilege, and whether, while they are so often understood as negative, can they and are they embraced as a positive strategy for change?
This is an ongoing project and has been held in Brisbane, Melbourne and Los Angeles.”
Join Coombs for an open discussion about how these concepts and terms informed their thinking in the lead up to their current exhibition Field of Vision.
This is a free event. Register on Eventbrite here.
Courtney Coombs’s exhibition Field of Vision is currently on display at IMA Belltower. Courtney Coombs was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (practice-based research) from QUT in 2015 and has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Sometimes it’s the little things, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane; Drifting, Casa Lu, Mexico City (2018); Building Bridges, Wreckers Artspace, Brisbane (2018); Looking Out, Metro Arts, Brisbane (2016); Urban Strolling, Cut Thumb ARI, Brisbane (2016); and It’s Complicated, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane (2014). Their work is held in public and private collections.