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by jraffan
posted 03/03/2017

Is there anything new Under The Sun?

Snip20170303_2Join me, Jane Raffan, on Monday 6 March for a program devoted to questions about cultural norms, nationhood and identity.

I’ll be interviewing Claire Monneraye, curator at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, about the exhibition Under the Sun, in which 15 artists from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds respond to max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image.

“Examining the legacy of the past and questioning the relevance that this image might retain in the future, the project draws on a range of diverse practitioners and creative forms to consider questions of representation and cultural pluralism while also reflecting on the depiction of the idealised body, discussing gender issues, cultural and political ideas relating to immigration and colonisation, and our relationship with the land.”

The artists: Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.

And the music? A mixed playlist with vocals referencing themes tackled by the artists, and original music from some of the artists themselves.

I look forward to your company.


More on the exhibition

Showing at the State Library until 17 April – details