7 January–11 March FROM 11am–5PM
Closed on Sundays
In this solo exhibition, conceptual artist Vernon Ah Kee presents a thought-provoking portrait of black and white political issues, attitudes and ideologies.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia, which amended the constitution to remove provisions that racially discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, including their omission in the national Census. Coincidentally, Vernon Ah Kee was also born in 1967.
From masterful drawings of his forebears to text-based installations, paintings and three-dimensional works, Ah Kee weaves together the history and language of colonisation to expose degrees of underlying racism in contemporary Australian society.
Co-presented by the National Art School in association with Sydney Festival
Image 1: Vernon Ah Kee with Lex Wotton (detail) (2013)
Photo: Peter Morgan
Image 2: Vernon Ah Kee George Sibley (detail) (2008)
Note: This exhibition contains explicit language and is not suitable for young children
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