AUSTRALIAN ART REIMAGINED PART 2: LECTURE
6.00PM Thu 26 Jul 2018
QAG | Lecture theatre | Ticketed
THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION
In this lecture, Stephen Gilchrist, Associate Lecturer, Art History, University of Sydney, discusses the politics of representation and the ways portraiture is used by Indigenous Australian artists. Drawing on the 'Tony Albert: Visible' exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery (2 June – 7 October), he considers representations of the Indigenous body and how it addresses issues of cultural invisibility, experiential authority and political agency in Indigenous Australian art. Accompanied by a tailored list of suggested readings and resources.
Belonging to the Yamatji people, Stephen Gilchrist is Associate Lecturer of Indigenous Art in the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney. He has held curatorial appointments at the National Gallery of Victoria and the National Gallery of Australia and from 2012- 2016 he was the Australian Studies Visiting Curator at the Harvard Art Museums.
This program is part of 'Australian art reimagined' – a three-part series of lectures and tutorials that offers new ways of thinking about Australian art, presented by academic experts.