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Workout - Agatha Gothe-Snape
– A Planet with Two Suns

Agatha Gothe-Snape describes her conceptual practice as being ‘closely related to improvisational performance’. Based on ‘ephemeral materials and subtle alterations to space’, it often employs conversations or instructions, which are used to ‘stage critical responses to institutional, social and historical contexts’. Gothe-Snape’s work takes many forms and includes performances, PowerPoint slide shows, workshops, digital collages, diagrams and visual scores. She also creates ‘collaborative art objects’, ambiguous and negotiable forms whose production is ‘implicated within a performance’.

Gothe-Snape and curator Susan Gibb describe A Planet with Two Suns (2012–13) as using ‘dialogues, ideas and reflections from across the duration of their working relationship to inform a performative score of new and existing work by Gothe-Snape during MCA opening hours’.1

Agatha Gothe-Snape (b.1980) lives and works in Melbourne. Selected exhibitions include INexactly THIS, Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents, Amsterdam, 2012; Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012; Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; The Drawing Wall #9, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC, 2012; Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2011; Social Sculpture, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2011; Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney, 2010; NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; Primavera 2010: Exhibition of Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010; Every Artist Remembered, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, 2009.

Susan Gibb (b. 1983) is a curator based in Sydney. In 2012 she ran the independent curatorial project, Society and presented a project with Agatha Gothe-Snape as part of Inexactly THIS, Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Previously, Susan has worked as Visual Arts Curator, Carriageworks, Sydney; Associate Curator and Project Manager, Campbelltown Arts Centre; and Curatorial Assistant, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.

Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.

1. Artist’s statement 2013

Agatha Gothe-Snape, installation view Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, image courtesy the artist and The Commercial, Sydney and © the artist

'A Planet with Two Suns' booklet


During each Workout performance Brain Fuata performs Reading instructions now, transcribing his own texts and those gleaned from his co-participants as ‘a way of responding, documenting and re-performing what is enacted during the week’. He invites the other Workout artists to read his presence in the gallery, and their relationship to it.

image for Workout - Agatha Gothe-Snape

– When

26 April 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm

– Admission

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