Lab01
art :: anthropology :: art - a symposium on new directions in creating and curating contemporary Indigenous art and culture in Australia

Convenors:
Lisa Stefanoff (UNSW Art & Design)
Chair:
Lisa Stefanoff
Discussant:
Jennifer Deger (James Cook University and Miyarrka Media)
Location:
South Australian Museum, Ngurra exhibit and Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia
Start time:
12 December, 2017 at 9:00
Session slots:
5

Short abstract:

A special public symposium in collaboration with the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, exploring major 2017 TARNANTHI Festival exhibitions and a range of other current Australian Indigenous art and media projects, exhibitions, initiatives and research undertakings.

Long abstract:

A special public symposium in collaboration with the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, engaging major exhibitions in Adelaide's 2017 TARNANTHI Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and exploring a range of other current Australian Indigenous art and media projects, exhibitions, initiatives and research undertakings. How are current curatorial and experimental art-making processes, new technologies and collaborative and sensory turns in cultural research reshaping relationships between Indigenous artists, anthropologists, major public cultural institutions, patrons and audiences in Australia? What do the 'shifting states' of contemporary curating mean for what an artful 'shared anthropology' (Rouch) might look, sound and feel like? Exhibition floor talks, presentations, art-response papers and conversations will explore the engagements, alignments, tensions and potentials of anthropologists, galleries, museums, Indigenous artists and art in Australia today. Invited presenters include senior curators, artists, artist organisations, anthropologists and art writers. One of four curated days in the Screen/Media/Art program of the conference. Free and open to the public. Meet outside the front doors of the South Australian Museum for a prompt 09:00 start