Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Discover Tasmania Discover Dark Mofo

MONA, the Museum of Old and New #Art in #Tasmania holds an annual winter festival, Dark Mofo which first arrived on the scene in 2013. The #festival aims to connect old winter solstice rituals whilst exploring the links with modern day mythology, celebrating dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.

Taking place from June 8-21 across Hobart, on Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city.

The celebrations include the City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim in the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.

Much controversy is surrounding this years event in particular the planned killing of a bull in the Hermann Nitsch 150.Action which is scheduled for Saturday June 17. Nitsch has been a part of the Vienesse Actionist movement for over 50 years and is a highly respected international artist.

A number of events are free including the Hermann Nitsch 150.Action but they do require prior registration.

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Picture Credit: Pintrest

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