A Focus on Contemporary

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Selected from the collection, this display focuses on art that explores history, memory and the associations that art objects can accumulate though time.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Tuesday 01 January 2008 to Thursday 01 January 2009

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 24 March 2008.
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Selected from the collection, this display focuses on art that explores history, memory and the associations that art objects can accumulate though time. Highlights include:
- Doris Salcedo’s Atrabillarios, in which the shoes of people who have disappeared in Colombia are enclosed behind stitched skin in votive-like niches in the wall, exhibited with a major, new Salcedo acquisition,
- Jannis Kounellis’ impressive arte povera wall work, which embodies cycles of life and death, and
- a newly acquired work by Brook Andrew, which utilises neon text in Wiradjuri and a 19th century photograph of an Aboriginal man, to question our assumptions of what we are looking at in an art gallery.

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/?p=8968