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Mig Dann: The Intimacy of Scrutiny

'Mig Dann: The Intimacy of Scrutiny' is a survey exhibition by artist Mig Dann. The exhibition is curated by Josephine Mead and Zoë  Bastin.

Spanning sculpture, film and installation, the Intimacy of Scrutiny delves into experiences of childhood trauma, feminist practice and queer culture.  

This exhibition is a testament to Dann’s lived experience. In the 1970s, Dann worked in the avant-garde art scene and popular music industry within New York’s counterculture. In the 1980s she moved in the editorial circles of Paris. By reflecting on the past, Dann explores the politics and poetics of time, memory and identity within the present. 

Image: Mig Dann. Withholding (detail), 2019. Digital image, textiles. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist and Jacqui Henshaw.

This project was generously supported by the City of Yarra. 

Suitable for

This exhibition includes low-level lighting, which may be disorienting for audiences with low vision. 

This exhibition features video and sound content. Due to the varied sensory experience on display, this exhibition may be a difficult environment for visitors who experience sensory overload. 


Counihan Gallery
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Further information

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This exhibition is in Gallery 2.

To see associated public programs, you can visit our What's on at the Counihan Gallery page. 

For more information, you can download theRoomsheet: The Intimacy of Scrutiny (DOC 50Kb)Roomsheets are exhibition documents that include information such as exhibition statements, artist biographies, artwork details and artwork prices