Theatre Of The World

Eliza Burke, Artlink, May 1, 2015

In representing what we know about the world and our place within it, the role of museums has been guided by particular fields of knowledge and power. Visiting a museum consequently comes with a conventional set of practices and ways of seeing that guide us through familiar connections between history, place and culture. Jean-Hubert Martin's Theatre of the World, currently showing at MONA in Hobart, offers a chance to reflect on the limits of these conventions and ultimately move beyond them.