Manifesting across Internet, video and assemblage-based installations, Marian Tubbs’ art conflates material binaries between body and object, physical and virtual, and high and low culture.
Her precarious and pleasurable assemblage-based installations act to slow down accelerated modes of looking at aesthetics of powerlessness, and to critique cultural ascriptions of value. Recent exhibitions include “Forever in Print”, National Gallery of Australia, 2015; “Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher’s Tones”, Toves, Copenhagen, 2015; “Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists”, MCA, Sydney, 2014; “Quake 2″, Arcadia Missa, London, 2014. In 2015 she is the inaugural recipient of Sydney’s, Museum of Contemporary Art digital commission. Marian’s work is held at the National Gallery of Australia, and in local and international collections. She is in on-going collaborations with SLUSH and Holly Childs. Tubbs has published and presented art and philosophy research at international and local conferences, in 2014 she was a contributing author to the philosophy volume “Intensities & Lines of Flight”, published by Rowman & Littlefield International. Tubbs holds a BFA (Hons) from RMIT, a MFA from UNSW Art & Design, is completing a PhD at UNSW Art & Design, and is a casual academic at UTS, PSM.
Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30pm
Level 3, Room 22
702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo
(Marian Tubbs, “Under Striates 1” (detail), 2014, digital print on micro-georgette, steel, wood, 3D printed polymer, 500 × 10000 mm)
“Layers Thaw”, curated by Amelia Groom and featuring PSM casual staff member Marian Tubbs, opens Saturday August 9th, 4-7pm.
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