Aboriginal Art


26/03/2021 - 01/08/2021

Aboriginal Art

Since Papunya Tula in the early 1970s, Aboriginal artists have initiated an artistic movement that enjoys an increasingly wide international reputation. Their works create a dialogue with "modern primitivism" and reflect on the modernity of those artists that were far too long considered "primitive". Beyond the clichés, a style of painting emerges which finally gives a podium to feminine expression, while also critically questioning some of the ethnographic viewpoints that have been articulated since the 19th century. A journey to discover ritual forms and open a window on spirituality.

A selection of works from the Marie and Alain Philippson collection will accompany three monumental paintings by Debbie Brown Napaltjarri, Mary Brown Napangardi and Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa, which were donated to the museum by Chris Simmons in 2019.

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