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Australian Premiere: White Cube – Film Screening – with Renzo Martens & David Gianotten

Free!

34 Little Collins Street
Melbourne

Level 7
(access via lifts on Mcilwraith Place)

Wheelchair accessible

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Join us for the Australian premiere of White Cube, the Dutch documentary by Renzo Martens that features the architecture studio behind MPavilion Monash, OMA.

White Cube follows the work of Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), a plantation workers’ cooperative based on a former Unilever plantation in Lusanga, Democratic Republic of Congo. From the boardrooms of Unilever, to elite museums and galleries across the world, to the exhausted plantations of The Congo, the film documents the CATPC’s success in ending the destructive system of monoculture on their lands with a combination of art and activism. In moving viewers between the violence of the plantation system and the aesthetic ‘civility’ of the white cube, the film highlights a fundamental question: can museums ever hope to be inclusive when no reparations have yet been paid to the plantation workers who financed—and in some cases continue to finance—the very foundations of these institutions?

Followed by a discussion with Renzo Martens and David Gianotten. 

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