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.

Similar Events

14 May 201614 May 2016

Frontier Imaginaries

Opening

09 November 201909 Nov 2019

Courtney Coombs and Daniel McKewen

IMA Belltower Exhibition Opening

29 October 201629 Oct 2016

Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth

Opening

06 May 201706 May 2017

Céline Condorelli and Material Politics

Double Opening

18 March 202218 Mar 2022

This language that is every stone

Exhibition Opening

31 May 201431 May 2014

The Working Life & Gary Carsley’s Sciencefictive

Double Opening

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

0