MONUMENTAL (working title)

Imagine the Art Gallery of NSW transformed and animated by performance all throughout the Grand Court!

Leading artists Latai Taumoepeau and Brian Fuata present MONUMENTAL (working title), a curated weekend of multidisciplinary performance, works and live activations.

Fifteen artists and collectives from across diverse practices, genres and communities will challenge and contest the idea of the monument and what is chosen to be revered and memorialised. Works include unexpected interventions, sculptural installations, dance- and movement-based activities, sound, song, participatory tours, ceremonial practice and provocations.

Through an aerial dance on the building’s exterior (Strings Attached), an evocation of the body as a living artefact (Rakini Devi), a performance as an unassuming cleaner (Julie-Anne Long) and more, the artists will shift and prod at the experience of the art museum.

The free weekend-long program will surprise, delight and open new conversations about how we experience art museums.

MONUMENTAL (working title) is staged as part of the Art Gallery’s 150-year anniversary celebrations.

Intimate Spectacle is thrilled to have partnered with AGNSW to produce this epic event, supported by the City of Sydney through its CBD Activation Grants program.

MONUMENTAL (working title) features Angela Goh; Annette Tesoriero, Maria White and Halcyon; Azzam Mohamed and Jack Prest; Demon Derriere; House of Slé; Ivey Wawn and Niki Verrall; Julie-Anne Long; Lucky Lartey; Malcolm Whittaker; Rakini Devi; Samia and Adonis; Sela Vai and Fetu Taku; SJ Norman; Strings Attached; Weather Beings (Victoria Hunt and Moe Clark).

Visit the event page on the AGNSW website for the full schedule. All artists feature both Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th.