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  • Day51

    MONA Museum

    December 30, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Wegen durchwachsener Wetterprognose entschieden wir uns für einen Museumsbesuch im MONA (MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART).
    Wir mussten aber wieder mal feststellen, daß wir für die meiste moderne Kunst einfach zu dämlich sind.
    Es gab aber auch ein paar echt witzige und gut gemachte Installationen.
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  • Day187

    Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), Part 1

    December 7, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

    After the caves, I did indeed visit the hot springs (not hot, maybe because of all the recent rain) and the swimming pool (excellent). I hung out u til the late afternoon, then drove back towards Hobart.

    I've been at MONA all day so far, and have a feeling I will be here for a long time yet. It is absolutely amazing. These are just a few pics/vids, but these don't do it any justice. It is just incredible.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day55

    MONA

    October 26, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Wir sind rechtzeitig am Fähranleger, besteigen das Schiff und nehmen auf unseren Schafen Platz. Das MONA ist kein Museum im üblichen Sinne und wurde von einem Mann geschaffen, der sein im Spiel erworbenes Geld u.a. für den Kauf ungewöhnlicher und auch skurriler Dinge verwendet hat - David Walsh. Diese zeigt er heute (für Tasmanier kostenlos) in einer Art und Weise, die wir einfach erleben wollen. Selbst in der ärmsten Gegend Tasmaniens groß geworden, hat er das MONA genau dort gebaut und wohnt hier auch. Die 20 minütige Überfahrt ist schon ein Highlight (wir sehen den Mount Wellington aus jeder Richtung), aber das Gebäude ist der Hammer. In den Boden hineingebaut, unterhalb der Wasseroberfläche, gibt es auf 3 Ebenen Exponate, die nicht immer schön, aber immer interessant sind. Von lebenden Installationen bis zur Kackmaschine (vorne Essen rein, hinten - na ja ihr wisst schon - 💩raus). Vom digitalen Wasserfall: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AiUv8teodO-roB3OE9xk9JxyuaMG bis zur multimedialen Raumklangbildvideowasauchimmerinstallation: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AiUv8teodO-roByCmby7_MOULtGG.
    Es ist absolut sehenswert und jeden Cent der $20 Eintritt pro Person (weitere $20 für die Fähre) wert.
    Mit der letzen Fähre um 17.00 Uhr gehts zurück, kaufen für die nächsten Wanderungen Picknick ein und setzen uns für einen Cidre auf den Balkon eines Hotelpubs in der Innenstadt.
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  • Day11

    Mona Museum of Old and New Art

    November 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We took a wander around the quirky museum of old and new art , Mona , situated on the banks of the Derwent River in Hobart. It is arrayed across three underground levels and is the brainchild of Hobart philanthropist David Walsh. Words used to describe Mona include funny, weird, confronting, subversive, sexy, provocative, engaging, disturbing - described by the owner as " a subversive adult Disneyland".
    The beginning of your visit, everyone is given a hand held visual and audio directory , opening it states -
    - Have fun you crazy kids, go on, knock yourselves out ......... that we did !!!!
    Some of our pic's are -
    - self portrait, The miracle of human vision.
    - Bottle cap man (1970) wood,bottlenecks and
    enamel paint.
    - The entrance to The Everything Level.
    - Computer electronic devices pumps 320 magnetic.
    valves. Water generated words changing every
    second.
    - Vermeer's Room -the Mona crew have reconstructed
    Vermeer's 17th century studio.
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  • Day50

    Museum Of Old And New Art....OMG!!!!

    February 26 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    From all that I read and had been told by several locals, I would either hate or love this museum, known just as MONA. One UK tourist I met said she lasted less than half an hour and had to leave. I’m reluctantly leaning towards the “love” camp because at times it felt more like a fun house than a serious museum though I was glad that I had experienced it.

    The museum is owned by David Walsh, a millionaire Tasmanian, who describes it as a “subversive adult Disneyland”. He got his millions from gambling at casinos and the race track as he is apparently a math genius. MONA opened in 2011 and Lonely Planet ranked Hobart as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit mainly because of the museum. It is the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere. The museum is located on the waterfront and you take a 20 minute ferry ride to get there. The cost of the ferry and admission is $45, free to Tasmanians. At the dock you have to climb 99 steps to the entrance. Once you enter you are directed down 3 levels as the museum is built into the side of a cliff. There are no windows and it is dark except for the lights on the exhibits. They give you a portable audio guide called “O”, which looks like an iPhone, and headphones. It can detect where you are in the museum and will provide a commentary on each exhibit, both from the artist and Mr. Walsh’s viewpoints. No map is provided as they want you to “get lost” and explore freely. I did get lost and may not have seen all the exhibits because it is built like a labyrinth with different wings and ramps. At times I couldn’t even tell which level I was on!

    The museum is designed to engage all your senses. After 3 hours of exploration I felt like I had sensory overload and disorientation, maybe a sign of my age! At the last exhibit I had to walk into a dark room alone where a pharaoh laid in a coffin, beside it another coffin with a 3 dimensional image done on a CT scanner which showed what remained of the body inside the shroud. To get to the “art” you had to carefully walk on stepping stones that were surrounded by water. I couldn’t do it! I felt anxious and off balance. I returned to the entrance of the exhibit and the staff person insisted I must see it so she led the way and held my hands to guide me! It was fascinating but at this point I knew it was time to take the ferry back to the city.
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  • Day13

    Mona - Museum of Old and New Art

    September 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Because of the bad weather (it rained the whole day) I took the ferry to Mona where I spend 4 hours. Mona has some really good and interesting pieces of art which convey ideas about humanity, individuality, time, fear, anger, things that aren't acknowledged in society or luxury and captialism and criticize them. It was really interesting to listen to interviews of the artist and take a little bit more time to look at the art works.Read more

  • Day544

    Museum of Old and New Art

    March 5, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Finally, today was D-day for MONA! After I got here on the way to "Mt. Field" NP and it was closed.
    On this point, let just say it is very special! Anyway the building itself is pretty cool.

    Da ich schon mal vergeblich versucht hatte, dass Museum zu besuchen, war es heute endlich soweit! Das letzte Mal war ich ausgerechnet am Dienstag hier, der einzige Tag, an dem es geschlossen hat!
    Das in den Sandstein geschlagene Gebäude ist schon ziemlich cool!
    Und das Museum selbst - sagen wir einmal so - es ist ziemlich speziell!
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  • Day11

    Mona

    January 12, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Tasmania’s own MONA gallery which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. David Walsh the owner has created a massive financial boon for the state with the gallery.

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