Living In The Ruins Of The Twentieth Century

A vision of the twentieth century as a history of false starts, misbegotten technologies and missing utopias.

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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Presenting a vision of the twentieth century as a history of false starts, misbegotten technologies and missing utopias, Living in the Ruins is an archaeological dig into the material culture that forms our present.

In association with the influential New York magazine Cabinet, curators Adam Jasper and Holly Williams draw together objects from art, science and ethnography in a celebration of the profound and the mundane.

The exhibition combines projects from Cabinet with museum pieces and works by Australian and international artists including Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg, Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan, Tracey Moffatt, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Michael Stevenson, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, Nadia Wagner, Alex Gawronski, Lillian O’Neil, Matthew Shannon, Koji Ryui and others; with loans from the Macleay Museum and the University of Sydney, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Westpac Banking Group Archives, The The Stasi Museum, Leipzig and the Powerhouse Museum.

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