Installation image of Watch&Chill 3.0. Streaming Suspense. Image courtesy of MMCA

Tell me how it ends | How can we hold audiences in suspense? Past Event


Fri 24 May 10:45am - 11:30am


Fed Court, NGV-International
180 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC, Australia

Suspense serves as a powerful tool in art and design. By withholding information or using unexpected twists, suspense can evoke emotions, spark curiosity, and prompt deeper engagement. This event pursues an open debate style with a multi-disciplinary group of curators, artists and designers to discuss how suspense becomes an essential element in shaping the narrative. In a world inundated with information and distractions, suspenseful art and design can prompt viewers to confront uncomfortable truths, question established norms, and imagine alternative futures.

  • Amita Kirpalani, Curator of Contemporary Art, NGV
  • Kate Rhodes, Curator, State Library Victoria
  • Keinton Butler, Senior Curator, Powerhouse
  • Jihoi Lee, Curator of Architecture, Installation and Sculpture, MMCA
  • Park Chan-kyong, artist
  • Timothy Moore, Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

This event is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Korea Foundation, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.