Institute of Modern Art

Duty of Care: Part One

A major international group show interrogating the notion of care across two exhibitions and a symposium.


Event Details



Event Starts

Jun 29, 2024

Event Ends

Sep 22, 2024


Institute of Modern Art


Ground Floor, Judith Wright Arts Centre, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

In the art world and culture at large, there’s a new emphasis on care. Who would want to argue against it? However, too often, the complexity and troublesomeness of care are smoothed over by liberal good intentions.

Care is entangled with feelings of obligation and burden, and co-opted by commerce as ‘wellness’ and ‘self-care’. The ‘uncaring’ positions—libertarians and litterers, meat eaters and gas guzzlers—are regularly overlooked too. How do these contingents inform our practice of care?

An international group show in two parts, Duty of Care explores the notion of care, from institutional and professional care, to care for Country, to extreme care. Presented in partnership with Griffith University Art Museum, it encompasses two exhibitions and a symposium.

Curated by Stephanie Berlangieri, GUAM Director Angela Goddard, and IMA Director Robert Leonard. Featuring works by Kathy Barry, Benetton/Oliviero Toscani, Joshua Citarella, Martin Creed, Julian Dashper, Florian Habicht, HOSSEI, Mike Kelley, R.D. Laing, Leigh Ledare, Teresa Margolles, Dani Marti, Dane Mitchell, Betty Muffler, Michael Parekōwhai, Tabita Rezaire, Michael Stevenson, The Hologram/Cassie Thornton, and Artur Żmijewski.

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