Fashion – MONA – Museum of New and Old Art

For the recent Christmas break I went south and spent a week in lil ol Tassie.  Having spent most of my childhood years there I was keen to check out something new (or old!). 

The museum opened last year and is essentially the private collection of owner David Walsh, supposedly an arrogant millionaire who amounted vast riches through professional gambling.  The museum is 3 floors underground beside the Derwent River, conveniently placed next to a winery AND a beer brewery!

My photos probably explain MONA better than I can… in a few words… provocative, disgusting, intriguing, confronting… I loved every minute.

Hubby’s favourite installation, Wim Delvoye’s Cloaca machine which is a recreation of a digestive system.  The machine is fed twice daily and defecates in the afternoon… It smelt real to me…

Cunts and Other Conversations – 140 porcelain moulds of virginas… I found this strangely fascinating and studied each one closely, very closely, haha.

“The models for CUNTS range in age from 18 to 78 and are from various religious backgrounds; Christians of many denominations, including Catholic, Protestant, Salvation Army as well as Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Pagans, Witches and Atheists. The women come from all walks of life; teachers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, writers, actors, musicians, artists, life models, students, architects and theologians. The models are heterosexual, bisexual, lesbians. Some are virgins. All of them want one thing; for young women to be free of growing up with fear, ignorance and loathing of their bodies and sexuality.”

I’ll say it, most intriguing gallery I have ever been to!

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