The world is not a foreign land - Ian Potter Museum of Art

The world is not a foreign land

05 Mar 2014 — 05 Jul 2014

An Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition

Guest curator: Quentin Sprague

The world is not a foreign landĀ brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regionsā€”the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land ā€“ each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.

The Potterā€™s partnership with NETS, along with the substantial and generous support of the Australia Councilā€™s Visions of Australia and the Contemporary Touring Initiative, enablesĀ The world is not a foreign landĀ to travel to Drill Hall Gallery at the Australian National University, Canberra; Cairns Regional Gallery, Qld; Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide and Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Vic. in 2014ā€“2016.

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