DANI MARTI ‘Duty of Care’ at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA)

June 27, 2024

Dani Marti’s video installation ‘Notes for Bob’ will be featured in the international group show Duty of Care at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in partnership with the Griffith University Art Museum from 29.06. – 22.09.24. The exhibition explores the visual representation of familial, institutional, and professional care.

‘Notes for Bob’ depicts an intimate exchange between the artist and Bob, a blind gay man in New York City. Stripped of vision since birth, Bob finds sexual gratification and intimacy in the sound of the male human voice. The artist’s work tackles issues of vulnerability, care, and pleasure in an uncompromising and affecting way, allowing us to share this moment of kinship and joy between the artist and his subject.

The exhibition has also been featured in the latest edition of Art Guide in an article by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen. They write: “The word ‘care’ has many connotations and transmutations: health, protection, welfare, family, love. There is care for the self, easily commodified in the age of the individual; and there is also community care, which has become more centralised over the last few years when the state of the world means we need one another more than ever. It is a complicated thing, too: what of the negative emotions associated with care, such as burden, sacrifice or obligation, or the structural issues that allow some to access it more easily than others? Presented across both Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art and Griffith University Art Museum, ‘Duty of Care’ dissects the concept of care from a number of perspectives.”

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Image caption: Dani Marti, ‘Notes for Bob’, 2012-16, duration 20:41 mins






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