Wayfind Emely Baker Building, Edinburgh Gardens North Fitzroy, Vic.
06.05.18 - 20.05.18
Curated by Amelia Winata
Far from neutral, architecture often represents certain dominant groups at the exclusion of others. Melbourne-based curator and writer Amelia Winata presents Wayfind in an attempt to awaken the viewers consciousness to question the deeper narratives at play in our built environment.
Through a series of new commissions by Australian artists Jessie Bullivant, Dean Cross, Debris Facility, Brian Fuata, Shannon Lyons and Spence Messih Wayfind presents new perspectives on the political and social aspects of architecture that are often ignored: neo-liberalism, colonialism, heteronormativity and gender specificity. Held at the Emely Baker Building, a former council-run child and maternal health centre, the exhibition features site-specific installations, interventions and improvised performance works designed to connect audiences to the indirect and not so subtle politics inherent in everyday architecture.