Event Late capitalism’s broken promises

Late capitalism’s broken promises

with Daniel McKewen

08 February 2020
4–5pm

Join artist and educator Daniel McKewen for a timely discussion on the broken promises of late capitalism and resulting imminent threats to society.

Taking some of the themes in McKewen’s work like economics, politics, and popular culture as a starting point, you’re invited to join an open discussion to unpick the meaning of late capitalism and how it plays out in our current times.

This discussion will mark the final weekend of McKewen’s temporary public artwork Promissory Estoppel, currently projected on the façade of the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Guest Info
  • Daniel McKewen’s practice investigates the intersections of contemporary art, popular culture, economics, politics, and screen-based mass media. Working across a range of media including video installation, McKewen examines the formal and symbolic conventions of these institutionalised structures, exploring our individual and shared interactions with them.

    In 2013 McKewen was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from QUT, where is he currently a lecturer in Media Arts. His artwork is held in private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006, including in NEW14 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and the 19th Biennale of Sydney. McKewen is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Daniel McKewen, 'Trickle Down' (still), 2014, 3-channel 4K video installation with stereo sound, infinite loop, installation dimensions vary. Courtesy of the artist.

Related Exhibition

Daniel McKewen

Promissory Estoppel

09 Nov–08 Feb 2020

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