RAW: Experimenta at MONA – From 5th August

Kit Wise - Xanadu 2009 (Courtesy of the artist - An Experimenta Commission)

Come on tour to MONA

with Experimenta!

Experimenta at MONA 2011 Tour

Experimenta Utopia Now:

International Biennial of Media Art

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart

Opening Weekend: 5 – 7 AUGUST 2011


One bedroom pavilion packages are available for $2600 and two bedroom pavilion packages are available for $3200.
To secure your place or for more information please contact Gemma Lumley on 03 9650 9977 or experimenta@experimenta.org

Experimenta is inviting art lovers, foodies, adventurers, the curious and inquisitive, to join them for a weekend of art and indulgence at Australia’s newest cultural icon, The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania. The Experimenta at MONA 2011 package is a unique opportunity to be among the first to experience Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art at this extraordinary museum when it tours there from 5 August – 3 October 2011.

Michael Burton - Nanotopia - 2006 (video still - image courtesy of the artist.

Experimenta at MONA 2011 is an art lovers weekend and includes accommodation in the exquisite MONA Pavilion, a welcome supper at the Wine Bar hosted by Experimenta Chair Nick Miller, curatorial insight into the exhibition with tours by Experimenta and MONA curators, lunch at The Source cooked by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Leban, wine tasting in Tasmania’s second oldest vineyard hosted by Moorilla winemaker Conor van der Reest, a talk by one of the Experimenta’s artists, plus ferry tickets, transfers, assorted gifts and goodies. This tour is offered in partnership with MONA and numbers are strictly limited to ensure an intimate and exclusive experience.

Ominous yet optimistic, innovative and interactive, Experimenta Utopia Now dares and double dares you to take the fate of the world into your hands. Showcasing works from countries including Australia, China, Germany, Canada, France, Austria and the UK, Experimenta Utopia Now critiques the scope for happiness on earth as we know it, pokes fun and social and physical boundaries, and questions the human race’s ability to preserve itself. Irrepressible works include Life Writer, the interactive typewriter that unleashes an infestation of hungry and promiscuous little bugs that hunt to mate all over your page; You Were in My Dream, an off-the-wall ‘choose your own adventure’ dreamscape where interacting with familiar fairytale characters draws you into an enchanted fractured forest; and the hauntingly beautiful Whose Utopia, that tears holes in daydream ambitions.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with the art, as two of Australia’s most cutting edge and innovative arts organisations come together to offer this unique experience.

Experimenta Utopia Now will be at MONA from 5 August – 3 October 2011.

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