16.11.2016 - 19.11.2016
“The idea that truth is concealed and even perverted by the processes that are meant to establish it makes excellent sense”
In the former location of the Communist Party of Australia Offices (TCB Art Inc.), Matthew Greaves presents a three-day long exhibition project across both galleries. The new works elaborate the magical and spiritualistic entanglements of Melbourne’s early anarchist-communist movements, and explore the ways in which mysticism enhances knowledge and politics.
Limited-edition catalogue printed by Dawn Press; and,
Séance with David A. Andrade, Frm. Hon. Sec. Melbourne Anarchist Club:
2–3pm Thursday 17th November
Places limited, RSVP +61 452 006 026
This project is the outcome of a State Library Victoria Fellowship.
Matthew Greaves is an artist interested in half-truths and political histories. He is one-third of Normal Gallery, a collaboration recently working within non-art contexts in the Asia-Pacific. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces including West Space, Melbourne; Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane; Success, Fremantle; Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR (USA); and Institute for Provocation, Beijing (PRC). He was the joint recipient of the Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, 2013; and is an outgoing Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, 2016.
Image credit: Matthew Greaves, ‘Untitled (Story trick)’, 2016, single channel video of magic performance, English and Italian-language narration – 5 minutes looped. Performing artist: Davide Key
TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.