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Past Exhibition

Animate / Inanimate

Six contemporary artists explore connections between the animate and inanimate worlds.

TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) celebrates its tenth anniversary year in 2013 with the launch of the inaugural TarraWarra International 2013, presenting the exhibition Animate/Inanimate. Artists from around the world are creating haunting and beautiful works that consider the profound interconnections between diverse life forms (natural, animal and human) and visitors will have the opportunity for a unique experience in an exhibition which include installations, sound works, sculptural elements and video works by leading artists from Australia, the USA, India and China.

These artists explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask, can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate?

The six exhibition artists are Allora & Calzadilla, U.S citizens based in Puerto Rico; Amar Kanwar who lives and works in New Delhi, India; Janet Laurence who lives and works in Sydney, Australia; Lin Tianmiao who was born in China and has lived in Beijing since her return there from the U.S in 1994; and Louise Weaver who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

From a sculptural installation that draws on the native Australian animal collection of the Melbourne Museum and recorded footage from the nearby Healesville Sanctuary to a 15 metre long sculpture made of synthetic human skeleton bones wrapped in silken threads and a film that charts the resistance of local communities in Orissa, India, to the industrial interventions taking place, Animate/Inanimate considers the natural and animal worlds in the context of global change.

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Past Exhibition

Animate / Inanimate

29 June - 6 October 2013

Six contemporary artists explore connections between the animate and inanimate worlds.

TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) celebrates its tenth anniversary year in 2013 with the launch of the inaugural TarraWarra International 2013, presenting the exhibition Animate/Inanimate. Artists from around the world are creating haunting and beautiful works that consider the profound interconnections between diverse life forms (natural, animal and human) and visitors will have the opportunity for a unique experience in an exhibition which include installations, sound works, sculptural elements and video works by leading artists from Australia, the USA, India and China.

These artists explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask, can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate?

The six exhibition artists are Allora & Calzadilla, U.S citizens based in Puerto Rico; Amar Kanwar who lives and works in New Delhi, India; Janet Laurence who lives and works in Sydney, Australia; Lin Tianmiao who was born in China and has lived in Beijing since her return there from the U.S in 1994; and Louise Weaver who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

From a sculptural installation that draws on the native Australian animal collection of the Melbourne Museum and recorded footage from the nearby Healesville Sanctuary to a 15 metre long sculpture made of synthetic human skeleton bones wrapped in silken threads and a film that charts the resistance of local communities in Orissa, India, to the industrial interventions taking place, Animate/Inanimate considers the natural and animal worlds in the context of global change.