An unprecedented publication that challenges the standard representations of Australia, co-curated by Artspace Sydney and the Seoul Museum of Art.
Bringing together 35 participating artists and collectives and five Indigenous art centres, 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA represents the breadth of contemporary Australian artistic practice from artists across generations. Unpacking the complexity of national histories and evolving futures, it details knowledge systems, self-presentations and forms of resistance that challenge standard representations of Australia.
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and South Korea, the publication 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA accompanies the large-scale exhibition of the same name hosted by the Seoul Museum of Art from 14 December 2021 to 6 March 2022. It amplifies artistic practice representing contemporary issues vital to Australia and invites readers to examine privilege, dominance and power from several perspectives. The publication recalibrates preconceptions of Australia, opening a dialogue about learning, unlearning and relearning.
Bound in two adjoining volumes, this significant publication opens with a suite of unique artist pages, featuring new content from artists, collectives and art centres responding to ideas of unlearning. Collectively, they form a kind of secondary exhibition. This is followed by the works of the participating artists, collectives and art centres, alongside a series of readings, including essays and experimental texts by Stephen Gilchrist, Hannah Donnelly, Ayoung Kim, June Miskell and Soo-Min Shim, art centre interviews, and curatorial perspectives from contributors in both Australia and South Korea. Translations of ‘unlearning’ from artists, collectives and art centres punctuate the publication and showcase the diverse languages spoken across the country.
Beautifully printed and bound in South Korea, 경로를 재탐색합니다 UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA features important works by Abdul Abdullah, Brook Garru Andrew, Club Ate, Richard Bell, Daniel Boyd, Johnathon World Peace Bush, Madison Bycroft, Timothy Cook, Megan Cope, Robert Fielding, Zaachariaha Fielding, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Matthew Griffin, Taloi Havini, Timo Hogan, IVI (lead artists Ruha Fifita, Minaira Fifita, Sheida Vazirzadeh), Iwantja Women’s Collaborative, Iwantja Men’s Collaborative, Soda Jerk, Helen Johnson, Alex Martinis Roe, Carol McGregor, Archie Moore, Kunmanara (Peter) Mungkuri, Mrs Norris, Vincent Namatjira, Mel O’Callaghan, Lawrence Pennington, Yhonnie Scarce, Leyla Stevens, Lennard Walker, Judy Watson, Ms Wirrpanda, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Ms Yunupiŋu.
Paperback in two adjoining volumes
230 × 295 mm
Language: Korean and English
Editors: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Gahee Park, Kani Kim, Michelle Newton, Eugene Hannah Park, Johanna Bear
Design: Mark Gowing (Formist), with Chris Ro (ADearFriend)
Contributors: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Stephen Gilchrist, Kani Kim, Ayoung Kim, Michelle Newton, Hannah Donnelly, June Miskell, Gahee Park, Eugene Hannah Park, Johanna Bear, Soo-Min Shim, Jessyca Hutchens
Typeset in Formist Marking and Sandoll Gothic Neo 2
Publisher: Seoul Museum of Art
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