Art history makes waves

Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.08

Author: Ric Spencer
News source: The West Australian

Ric Spencer from the West Australian talks about Wanderlust

Wonderlust, the new presentation of the State Art Collection at the Art Gallery of WA based on five themes — Home, Mapping, Presence, Story and Material Gesture — is now not a chronological experience of art history but an interconnected series of dialogues.

The exhibition contains some Aboriginal art:

This is not the case in the remaining theme Presence because indigenous art despite the best efforts of most of us art writers, sits outside Western art as a tradition.

So I applaud the way Aboriginal art is given its own “presence” in Wonderlust and (for the most part — this is not always the case) not played off against other art objects.


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