AARE Conference, Curator Tour of Indigenous art exhibition ‘I, object’: GOMA

Thu, Dec. 5, 2019 10:30:00 — 11:30:00

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)

The Poststructural Theory SIG invites you to join a special tour of the exhibition ‘I, object’, at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), led by Bruce McLean, Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, followed by refreshments at the GOMA café bistro beside the Brisbane River.

 “‘I, object’ looks at the many complex relationships Indigenous Australian artists have to objects: from the histories informing their creation, to the social and cultural consequences of their collection.

Many Indigenous people consider their cultural objects akin to family or a part of themselves – a physical, tangible product of their cultural inheritances. Throughout the world many museums hold important Indigenous cultural material. These are considered ancestors by many, and are a great source of pride and inspiration. However, their multi-generational housing in public and private collections, is also a great source of cultural loss and trauma.

 In this exhibition, view works that celebrate the survival of sculptural traditions, works that witness a revival of regional Queensland mark making traditions that have roots in collected objects, and works that mourn the loss of cultural strength or life when objects are removed from their origin communities. Together, these works and artists help to reshape the ways we relate to objects and a history of objectification.” (QAGOMA, 2019)

Date: Thursday 5 December, 2019.

Time: 10.30-11.30am, followed by refreshments.

Place: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Gallery 3.5, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Delegates will need to make their own way to and from the gallery.

Pre-booking is essential for this event via the AARE website, as places are limited. Please include any dietary requirements in the message section of the registration page. 

Funded by the AARE 2019 Competitive SIG Grant.

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