Two new art shows feature the work of nonartists

Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.05.10

First, I'm hoping to make my way out to Pantops for a show that's opening at Kluge-Ruhe tomorrow. On display will be selections from the Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004, a show by the young people of Amunturrngu in Australia's Northern Territory. A photographer named Simon Davidson visited the region initially to work with "on a photography project initially devised as a petrol sniffing diversion program." (In America, petrol sniffing is known as huffing gasoline.) Davidson handed out 35mm cameras to a team of young people and instructed them to tell a story with each image.

A brief sidenote: artPark talks about last month's issue of ARTnews, which features a story called "The Rise of Aboriginal Art." (Unfortunately, it's not available online.) The article only mentions the Kluge-Ruhe collection in passing—strange, given that our local stash is the largest collection of Aboriginal art outside of Australia, and according to UVA, "only public museum devoted to the exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art in the United States."


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