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EXIT, 2008-2015
View of the installation EXIT, Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith
Photo © Luc Boegly

Globalisation has always been contested. Its economic and cultural transformations have been promoted and welcomed by some; its incursions bitterly resisted by others. Meanwhile, the pace of globalisation is accelerating. Its instabilities and impacts are intensifying. We are leaving one world behind and entering others.

How can we think about these interwoven drivers of exit and entry? How best to represent, understand and respond to them? Can art play a role here?

In a time of increasing anxiety about globalisation and its impacts, the installation EXIT at the Ian Potter Museum of Art provides a vibrant representation of some of the processes which link us, sometimes inextricably, planet-wide.

On Wednesday April 26th, a panel of experts will discuss EXIT and the issues it raises.

Erika Feller, Former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Melbourne, on Refugees and forced migration

Professor Brendan Gleeson, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute on Population shifts and the growth of cities

Professor Lesley Head, School of Geography, on Natural Disasters and their impacts

Dr Celia McMichael, School of Geography, on Climate change, rising seas, displacement

Professor Andrew Walter, Melbourne School of Government on Global funding flows and remittances

You are urged to see EXIT before attending this event.

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Wed 26 April



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School of Geography – University of Melbourne
Ian Potter Museum of Art


Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
The University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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