INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART 1975-1989 A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY – BOB LINGARD, SUE CRAMER (EDS.) 1989, English

INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART 1975-1989
A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY – BOB LINGARD, SUE CRAMER (EDS.)
1989, English

INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART 1975-1989
A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY – BOB LINGARD, SUE CRAMER (EDS.)

1989, English
Softcover, 134 pages, 21 x 27 cm

Published by IMA / Brisbane

 

 

Institute of Modern Art 1975-1989 – A Documentary History, was edited by Bob Lingard, Sue Cramer in Brisbane in 1989, and takes an in-depth look at the history of a very important period of one of Australia’s oldest contemporary art spaces. Through essays by Bob Lingard and Peter Anderson, exhibition photography, a full list of exhibitions, catalogues and bulletins, this publication retrospectively showcases the directorship years of Robert Jadin de Fronenteau, John Buckley, John Nixon, Barbara Campbell, Peter Cripps and Sue Cramer, exhibiting John Olsen, Robert MacPherson, Ian Hamilton, Sidney Nolan, John Baldessari, Peter Cripps, Gunter Christmann, David Hockney, Diane Arbus, Jenny Watson, Chuck Close, Joseph Kosuth, Paul Sharits, Mike Parr, Arthur Boyd, Robert Jacks, John Davis, Mario Merz, Peter Tyndall, Hilary Boscott, Imants Tillers, John Nixon, Elizabeth Gower, Janet Burchill, Tony Clark, Dale Frank, Henri Chopin, Scott Redford, Tim Johnson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Vivienne Shark Lewitt, Fiona McDonald, Fiona Hall, Joanna Flynn, Jan Nelson, Joanna Ritson, Robert Hunter, Stephen Roach,Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Lehan Ramsey, Hiram To, John Dunkley-Smith, Stieg Persson, Merilyn Fairskye, Linda Marrinon, Bill Henson, Fritz Rahman, Melinda Harper, Geoff Lowe, Lindy Lee, Eugene Carchesio, Diena Georgetti, Maria Kozic, Lyndal Jones, amongst many others!

 

 

“This publication documents the history of the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane from its inception in 1975 until the present day (1989). In doing so, it provides a partial record, both visual and verbal, of the life of one particular institution and an insight into a fifteen year history of exhibition-making within contemporary art. There can be no doubt that “Contemporary Art Spaces” (previously institutions such as the IMA were known as “alternative spaces”) have a crucial and unique role in supporting and developing contemporary art and curatorial practices within Australia. As the photographs of exhibitions, and the essays in this publication show, the Institute has played a significant role over its fifteen years as a venue not only for the exhibition of art that is being made in Brisbane itself, but also that of artists working elsewhere in Australia and overseas. It is worth remembering too that the Institute is the second oldest of the Contemporary Art Spaces in Australia. With this in mind, the Institute’s archive, from which this publication has been drawn, becomes a valuable resource in the study of recent art. The photographs published here ofier a visual record of individual works by many contemporary artists, a number of which may not have been published elsewhere. It is hoped therefore, that this publication might fruitfully be regarded as a source book from which more detailed projects of research can be undertaken. It is impossible in one publication to cover all of the activities and personalities, ideas, debates and discussions that have made up the life of the gallery. Alongside the exhibition program, the Institute has generated forums, lectures, film screenings and publications as an important part of its activities…”

 

SUE CRAMER DIRECTOR, June 1989

 

 

File under: Arthur Boyd Bill Henson Chuck Close Dale Frank David Hockney Diane Arbus Diena Georgetti Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Elizabeth Gower Eugene Carchesio Fiona Hall Fiona McDonald Fritz Rahman Geoff Lowe Gunter Christmann Henri Chopin Hilary Boscott Hiram To Ian Hamilton Imants Tillers Jan Nelson Janet Burchill Jenny Watson Joanna Flynn Joanna Ritson John Baldessari John Davis John Dunkley-Smith John Nixon John Olsen Joseph Kosuth Lehan Ramsey Linda Marrinon Lindy Lee Lyndal Jones Maria Kozic Mario Merz Melinda Harper Merilyn Fairskye Mike Parr Paul Sharits Peter Cripps Peter Tyndall Robert Hunter Robert Jacks Robert Macpherson Robert Mapplethorpe Scott Redford Sidney Nolan Stephen Roach Stieg Persson Tim Johnson Tony Clark Vivienne Shark LeWitt Bob Lingard Peter Anderson Sue Cramer IMA / Brisbane Art Australian Art Conceptual Art Minimal Art Out-of-print / Rare Painting Group Shows / Collections Sculpture / Installation

 

INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART 1975-1989
A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY – BOB LINGARD, SUE CRAMER (EDS.)
1989, English

 

 

Examples of artists who were included in IMA exhibitions but are not included in this archival IMA publication for the period include:

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