Aboriginal Art Over the Last 30 Years
Keynote Address by Indigenous Curator Djon Mundine
5pm, Harrison/Small Auditorium
Beyond Dreamings Symposium - Feb. 21-23, 2019
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection presents a symposium around the current exhibition Beyond Dreamings.
The 1988 exhibition Dreamings: The Art of Aboriginal Australia at the Asia Society Galleries in New York catapulted Aboriginal art onto the world stage. Dreamings was the first major introduction of Aboriginal art to American audiences and represented a major turning point in its international reception. Anthropologist Fred Myers describes it as the moment when “Aboriginal art emphatically became “fine art.” Dreamings also signaled a radical shift in the ways Indigenous artists and communities were represented in the modern museum. This symposium celebrates three decades since Dreamings, reconsidering its historical moment and examining its legacies. Speakers include artists, curators, art historians, anthropologists and critics who will consider the future of contemporary Indigenous Australian art in the post-Dreamings era.
Find the full symposium schedule HERE.
Image: The "Beyond Dreamings" exhibition currently on display at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA.