Overlapping Magisteria: The 2020 Macfarlane Commissions

‘Overlapping Magisteria’ – the second edition of ACCA’s biennial exhibition, The Macfarlane Commissions – comprises new works by Robert Andrew, Mimosa Echard, Sidney McMahon, Sam Petersen and Isadora Vaughan. Encompassing living organisms, kinetic installations and immersive assemblages including ceramics, painting, air and black sails, and plasticine, ‘Overlapping Magisteria’ focuses on multiple ways of knowing, sensing, feeling and interacting with the world. These works draw on various social, cultural, technical and material forms, unsettling the divide between nature and culture, science and metaphysics, toward more complex realms of knowledge and experience.

Mimosa Echard, Chakra crachat (1), 2019. Photograph: Johanna Benaïnous. Courtesy the artist, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
5 December 2020 to 15 March 2021
Melbourne