Listening to Music Played Backwards Recent Acquisitions

Date: 
9 April 31 July 2022
Location: 
Heide Modern
Curator/s: 
Jane Devery
Admission: 
Included with museum admission
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Listening to Music Played Backwards: Recent Acquisitions celebrates works in the Heide collection acquired over the past decade. Taking its name from a sculpture in the collection by the Australian contemporary artist Jan Nelson, the exhibition brings historical and contemporary works into dialogue with one another, exploring connections between artists across time in unexpected ways. Listening to Music Played Backwards: Recent Acquisitions forms part of Heide’s 40th anniversary celebrations and coincides with the reissue of The Heide Collection, the definitive publication on the museum’s collection featuring works by 100 artists with contributions from leading experts including staff past and present.

Jan Nelson, Listening to Music Played Backwards (Hazelwood) 2006, alpha system, oil paint, polyurethane, vinyl, 75 x 210 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art Collection, Gift of Jan Nelson 2012, © Jan Nelson/ Licensed by Viscopy,