2017 EMERGING CURATOR MENTORSHIP

ALWAYS THERE AND ALL A PART

ALWAYS THERE AND ALL A PART EMERGING CURATOR MENTORSHIP Curator | Andy Butler Curatorial mentor | Emily Cormack

Art Exhibition previously on at BLINDSIDE in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 06 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017
Launch Thursday 07 December 2017, 6-8pm

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Published by anonymous on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
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Always there and all a part presents works that interrogate the complexities of navigating race in the arts. The fragile White gaze is at the foundation of the sector, and the exhibition plays with the tension between diversity and inclusion discourse and the institutional Whiteness that frames the practices and bodies of non-White artists. Spanning both gallery spaces of BLINDSIDE, Always there and all a part unpacks what it means to make work that is consumed by a profoundly White audience who are anxious to be inclusive, and the conditional invitation that is extended to ‘diverse’ artists from within White spaces.

The six month mentorship with curator Emily Cormack, is focused on curatorial research and the development of an exhibition at BLINDSIDE that interrogates Whiteness in the Australian arts sector. A key research question is to investigate how cultural diversity and inclusion discourse circulates in the arts, and to ask artists from different cultural groups to respond to the hegemonic and Eurocentric values that form the foundation of visual art in Australia.

Location

Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000