69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

The Philosophy Pop-Up Shop

TnA Kollective

24 November 2017–16 December 2017

The Philosophy Pop-Up Shop is a gift shop established by Marcel Mauss, who knows that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The Pop-Up Shop’s in-house designer is Plato, whose rough-and-ready style proves that ideas are more important than appearances. In order to make sure you don’t get seduced by surfaces, everything is in stunning black and white! Featuring a range of merchandise designed by world-famous philosophers, from Heraclitus to Heidegger, from Socrates to Spivak, at the Philosophy Pop-Up Shop, difficult concepts become bite-sized one-liners, perfect for this age of distracted consumers. So, whether you need a can of Spinoza’s Substance, or a Jane Bennett vibrator, pop along to the Philosophy Pop-Up Shop, where every ontological need is catered for.

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  • TnA are rumoured to be identical twins, born from the unholy union of avant gardism and soft porn. Their mother was the long forgotten Russian Constructivist industrial designer Olga Olgavich, who escaped from a Stalinist Gulag after 30 years imprisonment, concealed in a barrel of triple distilled vodka being smuggled into the West. The barrel (and Olga) were snatched by Yugoslavian bandits and sold to the Tito era soft-porn Titan, Zorin Zorinich, who impregnated Olga but died of a heart-attack during coitus. Home-schooled in philosophy by the indomitable Olga, and sheltered from all advancements in art since the 1930s, the twins are Melbourne’s most under-recognised outsider artists, valiantly attempting to make all their art out of gaffer tape, disused cardboard boxes, and one tube of white paint. After attempting to sell their art on the streets since their early teens, they have finally raised enough money for their first show in an established art gallery.