Resource This Language that Is Every Stone

This Language that Is Every Stone

Education Kit


Explore identity, place, and diaspora in this powerful group exhibition featuring 17 Australian and international artists.

This language that is every stone examines the concept of creolisation, an idea brought to prominence by poet and philosopher Édouard Glissant. Glissant defined creolisation as a constant state of cultural transformation, whereby endless local difference emerges from recurrent contact between people—with one another—as well as the natural world.

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.