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MELBOURNE

Monash University Museum of Art

Christian Thompson

Ritual Intimacy

BLACK GUM 1, from the “Australian Graffiti” series, 2007, Lambda print, 100 x 100 cm.

Courtesy the artist; Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne; and Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.


Gazes were returned, archives were reconfigured, and languages—both visual and linguistic—were invigorated in Christian Thompson’s show, “Ritual Intimacy.” As part of a series of presentations by Australian artists, co-curators Hetti Perkins and Charlotte Day put together an exhibition of Thompson’s work spanning the artist’s career, showcasing sculptures, drawings and videos made between…

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