Natalya Hughes at IMA

“Can we use the talking cure to solve society’s ‘problem’ with women?” asks artist Natalya Hughes.Hughes’ practice focuses on linguistic and interactive psychotherapy treatment in interrogating the role of women and their historical absence from positions of power. The Brisbane-based artist’s exhibition titled The Interior at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) combines sculpture, custom-made furnishing, uncanny objets d’art and a hand-painted mural, asking us to unpack collective and unconscious biases and reimagine gendered power dynamics within and beyond the arts. Curated by Tulleah Pearce, the exhibition features a broad range of works, each concerned with decorative and ornamental traditions and their association with women and the body. The Interior is on display at the Institute of Modern Art until October 1, 2022.

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