Event Luke Willis Thompson, Maryam Jafri, Vernon Ah Kee

Luke Willis Thompson, Maryam Jafri, Vernon Ah Kee

Opening

30 July 2016
4pm–8pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Join us on Saturday 30 July as we unveil three exciting new projects by three leading contemporary artists: the first solo exhibitions in Australia by Luke Willis Thompson and Maryam Jafri; and a monumental outdoor artwork by Vernon Ah Kee to inaugurate our new initiative, the IMA Courtyard Commission.

While varied in their approaches, all three artists address unequal power relationships, the politics of representation, and the legacies of colonisation within the Asia Pacific region. Each also redress ‘official’ narratives and overlooked communities, questioning what is remembered and what is forgotten in sanctioned records of the past through work that is symbolically or physically imbued with contentious histories.

At 4pm there will be a conversation featuring artist Luke Willis Thompson, academic Dr Danny Butt, UQ Anthropology Museum Director Dr Diana Young, and IMA Directors Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh.

Free, all welcome.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.

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