As MONA tends to do, its latest exhibition is intriguing and interesting. The exhibition consists of art objects selected and curated by The Museum of Everything.
James Brett, founder, The Museum of Everything said, “The Museum of Everything is not an exhibition of art objects.
It is a dictionary of private languages, a survey of human behaviours and an encyclopaedia of profound beliefs. Our artists do not create for the markets or museums.
They make because they must and – from Henry Darger to Nek Chand Saini – have something vital to say about the essence of their lives. We invite you to discover them and their lifetime’s labour; and we hope that they move you as they have always moved us.”
The exhibition will feature over 1,500 works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, arranged over a series of themed spaces in an informal journey through human making. Included in the show are drawings, sculptures and paintings, as well as ceramics, collage, photography, assemblage, plus found objects and installations.
It is the first time The Museum of Everything has visited Australia, it will be at MONA until 2 April, 2018.