John Baldessari Wall Painting

Friday, 26 July, 2019 to Saturday, 31 August, 2019

John Baldessari, Wall Painting, initially curated by Tara McDowell at MADA Gallery, Monash University in October-November 2017.

Renowned American conceptual artist John Baldessari’s Wall Painting will be staged at UQ Art Museum in collaboration with UQ students. Existing only as a concept for over 50 years, Wall Painting was first initiated in late 2017 by curator Tara McDowell at Monash University, Melbourne. The concept is simple: each day a new UQ student is invited to paint one wall of the UQ Art Museum a single colour – any colour – of their choosing, in exchange for an honorarium. Over 31 days, a different student will paint the same wall a different colour. Participants negotiate with one another to learn about time, decision-making and its relationship to their labour.

Forum: August 31, 2019