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"Beyond the Papunya Dot” invites eight artists and a collective, from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian origin, to present their vision of the Aboriginal art world through the exhibition of new works.
The exhibition “Beyond the Papunya Dot” will open at the same time than the Musée du quai Branly exhibition*; it aims to show other aspects of the Australian art world than the well-known dot paintings and to give a voice to ten very different artists working with a large variety of media.
Main curator: Géraldine Le Roux, anthropologist
IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art
In partnership with Diff'Art Pacific and the musée du Montparnasse.
Date : From 11 until 28 October 2012
Address : Musée du Montparnasse, Exhibition space « l’Atelier », 21 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris
check out the exhibition vrml online here
and download the catalog here
image: 'name that beach movie' Video Study, 2012. "When spending time with my Arrente friends from the Desert, they have told me that dots are for everyone. So I know that I can produce and view works in the fashion of dot painting if I want to.
Similarly the screen is for everyone. It is supposed to be an egalitarian platform for general use. So I know that I can produce and view works for screens if I want to.
'name that beach movie' explores common colonisation techniques through the “gods eye” of mainstream movies with an international reach. When witnessing a recurring action, some say ‘i’ve seen that movie’. it is an ambiguous expression of dismissal / resignation / fatigue, recognising predictability and history repeating itself. unless of course you haven’t seen the movie or are unaware of the history, then the expression is a way of opening up discussion. naming and defining is a way of breaking down the power of neo-liberal actions. in this instance ‘name that movie’ is a video that’s set up like a guessing game, which aim is to name the movie through summary cues and a film excerpt. If you don’t recognise these movies then when you’re next on the couch – keep your sharp eye open. If you do recognise these colonisation techniques, then you need to get off the couch – with your sharp tongue!
keep naming the movies.
When inspecting a screen up close, we can see that it is also composed of dots, like an aerial view of a landscape or seascape.
'name that beach movie' is a video study specific to the fascination with coastal areas as a contested site. Most beach movies subconsciously say a lot about culture wars, often mirroring issues of belonging, identity, ownership, entitlement and consequent conflict."
preselected: Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 2012
Opening night is Wednesday 17 October from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Gold Coast City Gallery Foyer, Surfers Paradise.
image above by Adam Browning
exhibiting in the 18th JAALA International Art exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Japan, August 12-19, 2012. Image: Abnormal Cells
exhibiting in Contemporary Australian Drawing 2: Drawing as notation, text and discovery at Langford 120 in Melbourne from August 11 until September 2, 2012. image: 'vultures of cultures?'
speaking at Scripting Black Australia Forum, colourise festival, part of Black History Month, BCC Library Theatrette, City Square Brisbane, July 17, 2012
exhibiting in Colourise Media Art for Black History Month, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane, July 11 - 18, 2012
exhibiting in the Visual Art Exhibition for Festival of Pacific Arts, Honiara, Soloman Islands 2012
Roving Projections by cyberTribe for the Festival of Pacific Arts, around Honiara, Soloman Islands 2012
exhibiting in the Festival of Pacific Arts Photographic Exhibition, Mokolo University of the South Pacific Building, Chinatown, Honiara, Soloman Islands. July 3 - 11, 2012
part of the Australian delegation for the Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara, Soloman Islands
awarded an Australia Council Fellowship at the 5th National Indigenous Arts Award held at the Sydney Opera House, May 27, 2012. To undertake Midden, a major screen-based remix digital storytelling project.
exhibiting in the Boomalli NAIDOC exhibition at the Seymour Centre in Sydney, May 26 - June 8, 2012. image: 'the little things'
exhibiting in $300 Day at Boomalli in Sydney, May 2012
exhibiting in 'Composite' A unique collection celebrating the Darwin and Haikou Sister City relationship. Opened: Wednesday 18 April 2012
Community Art Space, City of Darwin, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin. This photograhic exhibition will tour various locations, including the City of Darwin’s libraries. The exhibition will then travel to Haikou, China where it will be put on display at the municipal offices.
exhibiting in Contemporary Australian Drawing 2: Drawing as notation, text and discovery, as part of the Drawing Out Conferenceto be held at the University of the Arts, London, March 30 - April 4
participating in the Oceania Pitch at FIFO Pacific International Documentary Film Festival in Tahiti, February 6 - 12, 2012
presenting at the National Indigenous Photo-Media Forum to be held at ACMI the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, copresented by the Centre for Contemporary Photography, February 8-10, 2012 ... the program
my offering to Funeral Songs 2012 is California Dreamin' (originally by the Mamas and Papas), a jukebox exhibition by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, featured in the MONA FOMA Festival, at the Museum of New Art, in Tasmania. View the playlist
Screening at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Aotearoa New Zealand, May 30 - June 3
exhibiting a donted work at Boomalli 300 Dollar Day, Boomalli Gallery Fundraiser, Sydney, opening May 29, 6pm - 8pm.
speaking at the National Experimental Art Forum, Sydney May 5-6. image: mumsy'nt
featured as an Archibald Prize submission by Cheryl Creed, AGNSW, March
Boomalli 2013 Members Show, Boomalli Gallery, Sydney, opening March 7, 6pm. image: 'Solid' Digital Print
CROSS-STITCH: Invasion, Take 225 at Metro Arts, Brisbane, March 1 & 2. image: Mumsy'nt. Digital Print
presenting at Resisting the Colonial Gaze, Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney, February 22, 7.30pm
screened in the art program of Blaknite Cinema at ACMI, Mebourne, February 8 - 10
the other APT launched 1.1.2013. still image from the video 'my island home'