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COFA Talks - Ian Milliss: Why Stuff Doesn't Matter
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Not all art is about pretty objects in galleries. In part one of this discussion on why stuff doesn't matter, Ian Milliss, an artist who is well known for his subversive interventions, explores a parallel universe in which art speaks up and acts out.
Ian Milliss has worked with Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the trade union movement, the Australia Council, in publishing, political campaigning and social marketing, independent film and video distribution, policy development, IT consultancy, corporate mentoring, art and heritage management, creative industry development and more. Although he occasionally exhibits, Milliss thinks that manufacturing products for the art market is a comparatively insignificant part of the artist's job of cultural innovation and adaptation.
This talk was recorded live at COFA on August 24, 2010 as part of the free COFA Talks public lecture series.