Touring exhibition throughout Brazil Curated by Djon Mundine AO and Adrian Newstead OAM
Touring exhibition throughout Brazil
Curated by Djon Mundine AO and Adrian Newstead OAM
CAIXA Cultural presents OUT OF THE DREAMING: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, an international show visiting Latin America for the very first time and bringing artworks from a remote land which still shares common characteristics with Brazil. Organized in association with 2 Levels, Ta ana Flores Produções and Coo-ee Art Gallery, the exhibition features an emblematic selection of contemporary Australian art produced by the Aboriginal artists from that country.
Canvases, sculptures and paintings using various materials gracefully decorate the walls of the rooms at CAIXA Cultural Sao Paulo and provide visitors with an opportunity to experience a culture that integrated itself and was integrated into their settlers' culture. It also encourages a reflection on the different colonial models and their impacts on art and the culture of the peoples.
Hence, by making this project possible, CAIXA contributes to critical thinking and education of the people, thus proving again its commitment to Brazilians. Since its foundation back in 1861, its has been working hard to raise the quality of life of the people. In addition to its role
as a government bank and partner in the governmental policies, CAIXA supports and stimulates culture, especially to make the events tour the seven units of CAIXA Cultural.
It is not easy to reach so many people and places, but this is a challenge that is worth facing. After all, for CAIXA, life asks for more!
CAIXA ECONÔMICA FEDERAL
Australian Indigenous art has a most significant place in the history of Australia. Indeed, it can justifiably claim to be the art of the oldest continuous living culture in the world.
This exhibition pays tribute to and shows the richness of that culture and the way in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to practice their age-old art traditions, including in new contemporary mediums.
The creative arts are means by which artists are able to communicate, to share their stories, histories and unique cultures with peoples from all over the world. This exhibition, which will tour several cities in Brazil during 2016, includes works by many of Australia's finest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders artists. The realisation of this exhibition also demonstrates the vital role galleries, art consultants, and important national institutions can play as brokers in that communication process.
This exhibition creates an opportunity for reflection and a meeting of cultures. I hope that the artworks resonate with Brazilian artists and people, who represent such a range of different cultural traditions.
I congratulate and express my appreciation to the Caixa Cultural for supporting this wonderful exhibition, the most significant collection of Australian Indigenous art to be exhibited in Brazil.
It is an added pleasure that this wonderful exhibition has been arranged as an important part of the Australian now festival.
Thanks also to 2 Levels Exhibitions and Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney, which have brought this dynamic exhibition to Brazil, and to Kangaroo Tours, Miller & Co. and Tatiana Flores Produções and all the curators and arts workers in both countries that have supported this project.
I am sure that everyone who visits will be well rewarded and enriched by this magnificent visual presentation of Aboriginal art.
Mr. John Richardson
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