TALK: ACAHUCH + CCPD: Langlands & Bell – Ideas of Utopia

University of Melbourne School of Design

Join Professor Alan Pert, University of Melbourne School of Design (MSD) and artists Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell to discuss their latest exhibition at Charleston, “Ideas of Utopia”

Date and time

Thu., 8 September 2022
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm AEST


Japanese Room, Level 4, Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design),
Masson Rd, University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

About this event

This event will be held in person and online. In person details are above, Zoom details will be sent upon registration at intervals of 48 hours prior, 12 hours prior, and 10 minutes prior. For information prior, please click the ‘View Links’ button in the Eventbrite app or web platform upon receipt of registration email.

Langlands & Bell’s most recent exhibition, Ideas of Utopia, presented their work at Charleston, the modernist former home and studio of radical twentieth-century painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The show presented works of art which examine attempts – knowing and unknowing – to create utopias whether domestic, religious, social or commercial. The exhibition also considers Charleston as an important place of early modernist social experimentation and questions a building’s power to unite us, separate us, protect us, and inspire thought and creativity.