For the first time in Europe, this exhibition presents a major artistic movement, born in 1971-1972 in the community of Papunya, at the heart of the central Australian desert.
About the exhibition
By transposing the motifs employed in ephemeral ritual paintings onto recycled wooden panels, the Aboriginal artists of Papunya created an astonishingly inventive formal art, saturated with meaning. These works change the manner of understanding the territory and conceiving the history of Australian art. With more than 160 canvases and almost 100 objects and photographs from the period, the exhibition presents the iconographical and spiritual sources of the Papunya movement and traces its development from the first panels to the large canvases of the early 1980s.
- Judith Ryan, Senior Curator, Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Philipp Batty, Senior Curator, Central Australia, Museum Victoria, Melbourne
- Philippe Peltier, Head Conservator, Head of the Oceania/Insulindia Collections at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
- Place: Galerie Jardin
From Monday 08 October 2012 at Sunday 20 January 2013
Closed on mondayTuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 am-07:00 pmThursday: 10:30 am-10:00 pm
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- Categorie : Exhibitions