MONUMENTAL (working title)

MONUMENTAL (working title) is now available as a tourable process model.

Art Gallery of NSW is once again transformed and animated by performance, in a massive weekend of live works and playful activations, curated by artists Latai Taumoepeau and Brian Fuata.

Sixteen artists and collectives from across diverse practices, genres and communities 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.

MONUMENTAL (working title) delighted audiences last year, so Intimate Spectacle is thrilled to once again partner with Art Gallery of NSW to produce this new iteration, featuring a number of new works, as part of Sydney Festival.

Entry is free. Visit the AGNSW website for the full schedule, including selected AUSLAN interpreted works. All artists feature both Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January.

Banner images: Curators, Latai Taumoepeau & Brian Fuata. Angela Goh, Body loss, MONUMENTAL (working title), April 2022.

Production History

Premiere season, Art Gallery of NSW: April 9 & 10, 2022
Return season with additional works, Art Gallery of NSW, supported by Sydney Festival, January 28 & 29, 2023