Issue 25 Launch. ACCA Melbourne
16 February 2019
VAULT Magazine hosted the second in its public program series at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on Saturday the 16th February, to dissect the critical theme of art in a global political climate and celebrate the launch of our 25th issue!
The afternoon included a panel discussion, hosted by VAULT editor Alison Kubler, followed by drinks and refreshments. Guests received a complimentary copy of VAULT Issue 25.
Contemporary Art in the Political Present
Panellists: Angela Tiatia (Artist), Hoda Afshar (Artist), Dr Danny Butt (Associate Director (Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne)
The art world has always both reinforced and challenged questions of power. Through history, privilege and access have played as big a role as artistic talent when it comes to elevating artists and deciding which legacies to preserve. This panel addresses the growing conversation about representation and visibility in the art world. It also explores the impact of our polarised political climate on the process of making and showing art as well as the pressures and possibilities for artists whove had to fight for their work to be seen. Ultimately, it asks: how important is for art to respond to this political moment? And how can we make the art world an equitable place for everyone?