Is she anxious or quietly reflective? Watch as we install Ron Mueck’s In bed

Ron Mueck’s In bed depicts a middle-aged woman who has been carefully composed so that the position of her body and facial expression suggest a range of possible emotional states. Is she anxious or quietly reflective? While the viewer may at first be taken aback by the monumental scale of the work, this is ultimately…

Blackwater

‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ marks ten years of GOMA, inviting us into a playful space of excess, colour and abundance. Drawing together more than 250 works, the exhibition celebrates GOMA and the creative depth and diversity of the Collection. We continue our focus on ‘Blackwater’, one of ‘Sugar Spin’s exhibition chapters. Blackwater sets…

You, me, art and everything: GOMA turns 10

Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything is our major, free exhibition headlining the tenth anniversary celebrations for the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this year. ‘Sugar Spin’ will showcase contemporary works from the collection across GOMA, every delight that ‘Sugar Spin’ offers also has an edge and the complex connections between humanity and the natural world…

Touring Ron Mueck’s ‘In bed’ is a monumental affair

The conservator’s public image is most likely of someone cleaning an old painting with a cotton wool swab, in a studio with classical music playing. However, art conservation — particularly contemporary art conservation — calls for an innovative and creative approach to the unique challenges presented by contemporary display preparation. Preparing fragile and complex art…