Art as a Verb opens today at Monash University of Art. Curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E Parker and Patrice Sharkey, the exhibition takes as it's departure point the concept of art as action, presenting projects form the 1990s to the present challenge the traditional role of the artist and the site of the museum. What constitutes the work of an artists? How do the varying roles of artist (an instigator, facilitator, teacher, performer, consumer or visionary)for within broader society? And how does the museum support art forms that function beyond the art object?
Artists in the show include Marina Abramovic, Francis Alys, Billy Apple, John Baldessari, Martin Creed, Peter Fischili & David Weiss, Alicia Frankovich, Paul McCarthy, Rose Nolan, Claus Oldenburg, Ariel Orozco, Mike Parr and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Image: Billy Apple, PAID: The Artists Has to Live Like Everybody Else, 1987, Herbert Fabrication and Engineering 2003, invoice mounted on PAID offset lithograph, 42 x 29.7cm