The Turn, Exhibition with Ali McCann, Incinerator Gallery, 182 Holmes Road, Aberfeldie, Moonee Ponds, Vic 3040.
The Turn is a collaborative inter-disciplinary installation by Melbourne based artists and educators, Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann. The works are a culmination of verbal and visual exchanges between the artists over a three month period, which traversed ideas surrounding institutional interiors and exteriors, Australian educational theories and the functions and failures of teaching and learning. The project is informed by a shared interest in the progressive educational reform in the 1970s and the educational turn proposed by contemporary theorist, Irit Rogoff (2007). Utilising their respective artistic practices as points of departure; strategic placements of photographs, found objects, and furniture reference an imagined psychological landscape representing the personal and collective educational experience.