Publication Date: Jul 2023
RRP: $49.00
ISBN: 9781922979001
Format: Paperback
Size: 190mm x 275mm
Pages: 144
Category: Art, Design & Architecture, Biography, Books, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)

Renee So


Edited by Charlotte Day and Melissa Ratliff

Renee So’s idiosyncratic practice in ceramics and textiles, and occasionally furniture and glass, is inspired by art history, collections in museums and gendered symbolism. Her work is distinguished by its embrace of craft methods and cross-cultural thinking, an underlying sense of the comedic and a persistent feminist worldview.

Produced to accompany a major 2023 survey exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Renee So: Provenance showcases more than a decade of the artist’s work alongside new commissioned essays by writers Hélène Maloigne and Chus Martínez and a conversation between So and exhibition curator Charlotte Day. Designed by London studio A Practice for Everyday Life, it features illustrations of the diverse art historical influences that inspire So’s works – from the earliest known ceramics to objects looted from Yuanmingyuan (the Qing Dynasty Old Summer Palace) by the British and French in the mid nineteenth century.

Contributors: Charlotte Day, Hélène Maloigne, Chus Martínez & Renee So

Charlotte Day

Charlotte Day is Associate Director, Art Museums at the University of Melbourne. She has extensive curatorial and arts management experience having worked in contemporary art organisations including the Monash University Museum of Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Centre...
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Melissa Ratliff

Melissa Ratliff is Curator Research at Monash University Museum of Art. She has worked independently and institutionally on exhibition, public programming, publication and editorial projects, including at the Biennale of Sydney (2015–18), Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg (2013–14), dOCUMENTA (13)...
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