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The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show
20-04-2015 - 17-05-2015
20 – 24 April, 27 April-17 May 2015
Federation Square, Amphitheatre
Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show is curated by Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard with deputy curators Elena Gilbert & Microclima. This international group exhibition promotes themes of environmental awareness and climate change with non-physical artworks such as art videos, performance, music and games.
The caravan and inflatable island represents movement in all aspects-physical and mental to focus on the current political unrest of the Maldives and resonates with the plight of low lying Pacific island states.
Participating artists include: Mohammed Azzam Axza (MALDIVES); Bik Van der Pol (HOLLAND); Else Marie Bukdahl (DENMARK); Christian Falsnaes (DENMARK); Funko (MALDIVES); Mark Harvey (NZ); Antti Laitinen (FINLAND); The Land Foundation (THAILAND); Kamin Lertchaiprasert (THAILAND); Ja MaaL (MALDIVES); 1984 Maldives (MALDIVES); Mo Manal (MALDIVES); Virginie Moerenhout (HOLLAND); Fathmath Nadira (MALDIVES); President Mohamed Nasheed (MALDIVES); Mariyam Omar (MALDIVES); Playmakers in Maldives (mixed nationalities); Amani Naseem (MAL); Alexander Ponomarev (RUSSIA); Mohamed Simon (MALDIVES); SUPERFLEX (DENMARK); Meir Tati (ISRAEL); Rirkrit Tiravanija (THAILAND); Joel Sharpe (AUS); Tom Penney (AUS); Harry Lee (Australia); PlayReactive (Australia)
Søren Dahlgaard is currently PhD Candidate at VCA, Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne. His research project is titled: Art as a tool for environmental regeneration and will work with a forest garden in a public park in Melbourne over the next 3 years.
Train Stop: Flinders St Station
Tram Stop: Swanston St trams, Flinders St trams
Bike route: Yes!
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