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Dead centre : education and learning resource / author: Megan Hyde ; curators Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
Bib ID 7790339
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource]
Author
Hyde, Megan, author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available online with download restriction. 
Description Malaga, WA : Art on the Move, [2017] 
©2017 
1 online resource (40 pages) : colour illustrations, colour portraits 
ISBN 9780648197812 (PDF)
Technical Details

text file : PDF : 906KB 

Summary

Dead Centre is an exhibition of photographic and video works created between 2008 and 2016 by ten artists/artist groups from across Australia. In these works, the artists bring viewers into their own worlds and reveal their personal experiences navigating their identity alongside social and cultural expectations. Portraiture and self-portraiture form the basis of the works, with many of the artists taking centre stage in their images. In addition to a central figure, the artworks employ structural devices, such as masking, actions, gestures and symbols, which metaphorically illustrate the artists' navigations between worlds. Artists featured in this exhibition come from a number of different backgrounds and communities in Australia, including Aboriginal, Polynesian, Persian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Malay, LGBTIQ and Muslim. Their works raise important questions relevant to contemporary Australian society and the experiences of marginalised people in Australia, including: how do we understand ourselves and others; how do we understand what it means to be Australian; who gets to determine what it means to be Australian and who is considered Australian; and how does popular culture and mass media influence our understandings?

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Multimedia installations (Art) -- Australia -- Exhibitions.  |  Multiculturalism -- Australia -- Exhibitions.  |  Minorities in art -- Exhibitions.  |  Art, Modern -- 21st century.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Richardson, Anna Louise, curator  |  Abdullah, Abdul-Rahman, curator  |  Art on the Move, issuing body

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