Curated Guides

Social Futures

As fights for human rights persist across the globe, questions endure: who has the power in society?


The lens falls on protest in No More Flags and Jemima Wyman’s Dissent Atlas, in which images from demonstrations around the world are cut up and re-imagined. Kenton/Davey amplify the voices of young adults, César Dezfuli charts the lives of migrants, Carmen Winant shares her Notes for the last safe abortion, and CCP’s Only the future revisits the past brings together artists to speculate future states and possibilities.


Meanwhile Ryan McGinley’s YEARBOOK, Mous Lamrabat’s Moustopia, Karabo Mooki’s portraits of Black women skateboarders in South Africa, Yarema & Himey’s films made before and after invasion in Ukraine, and the South Asian artists of nireekshane – the act of seeing explore the diversity and beauty of identity across the world.


Curated Guides

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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01–24 March